Virtual Input Device (e.g., Virtual Keyboard) Patents (Class 715/773)
  • Patent number: 10990192
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multilingual character input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: DAESAN BIOTECH
    Inventors: Gyu Hong Lee, Gang Seon Yu
  • Patent number: 10983805
    Abstract: Described are apparatus and methods for providing a contextual keyboard service located on a remote server for implementation on any website or device capable of supporting an on-screen keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Nod, Inc.
    Inventors: Anusankar Elangovan, John F. McGowan, III, Rahul N. Iyer, Jake Kesinger
  • Patent number: 10978018
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) head mounted display (HMD) includes a display, a processor coupled to the display, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory includes instructions executable by the processor to determine that the available capacity of a resource supporting VR operations being executed by the processor is insufficient and present a graphical user interface on the display with at least one selectable option to reduce usage of at least one resource supporting at least one of non-VR operations and inactive VR operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Priyanka Sharma
  • Patent number: 10969958
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for supporting communication of a method for using an application for a key-input display apparatus that displays a key input on the application on an execution screen of the application displayed on a display unit. The key-input display apparatus includes an input-history display control unit that outputs an input-history display screen to the display unit. The input-history display screen sequentially displays key operation histories of key inputs one by one as a separate screen from the execution screen of the application. Thus, key inputs for the application are visualized, and therefore there is no need to alternately follow an input operation with an input device, such as a keyboard, and the execution screen of the application with eyes, allowing easy grasp of key inputs by watching the input-history display screen displayed side by side with the execution screen of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INVIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kenro Tokudome, Shusaku Tohya
  • Patent number: 10963011
    Abstract: A touch input method and a mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal includes a touch screen having a transparent display panel, a front touch panel configured to detect a touch input corresponding to the front of the transparent display panel, and a rear touch panel configured to detect a touch input corresponding to a rear of the transparent touch panel. The touch input method includes detecting a touch input from one of the front touch panel and the rear touch panel, determining whether a user's intent is a data input via the rear touch panel in response to the touch input, and displaying a keypad on a top of the touch screen if the user's intent is determined as data input via the rear touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohan Lee, Jaehyeon Kang, Dasom Lee
  • Patent number: 10957441
    Abstract: An apparatus displays (20) first data on at least one display unit. A user interaction portion of a user input area of at least one input unit is determined (30); and on the at least one display unit a portion of the first data is displayed (40) simultaneously with second image data. The second image data is representative of the user interaction portion of the user input area of the at least one input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ronaldus Petrus Johannes Hermans, Adrie Baselmans, Ivo Don Stuyfzand
  • Patent number: 10949086
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using virtual keyboards for high dimensional controllers in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a virtual keyboard system including a processor, and a memory, including a virtual keyboard application, where the virtual keyboard application directs the processor to display a plurality of 3D keys in a virtual environment, where each 3D key represents at least one symbol via a display device, display a cursor in the virtual environment, where the cursor is movable in at least three dimensions via the display device, obtain a user input data from an input device, move the cursor to a 3D key in the plurality of 3D keys based on the user input data, and record the at least one symbol represented by the 3D key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Nir Even-Chen, Krishna Vaughn Shenoy
  • Patent number: 10929544
    Abstract: A technique for preventing malicious observance of private information includes presenting, via a graphical user interface, a visible input cue for user input. The visible input cues is associated with an expected input value that differs from the visible input cue. The technique further includes determining a correspondence between the visible input cue and the expected input value before the visible input cue is selected. The correspondence indicates how the visible input cues differs from the expected input value. The technique further includes generating an invisible output that indicates the correspondence between the visible input cue and the expected input value and detecting a selection of the visible input cue via the graphical user interface. The technique further includes using, as the user input, the expected input value instead of the visible input cue in response to the selection of the visible input cue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li Jun Jiang, Rui Lin, Hao Meng Wang, Qin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10877658
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inputting at least one character by way of a user interface of an electronic device. The method includes: detecting a scrolling command performed by way of a command input element; displaying a current character in a display area by scrolling through a current set of characters, triggered by the detection of the scrolling command; detecting a selection of the current character; determining a new restricted set of characters on the basis of the current set of characters, the new set including the selected character and a selection of characters surrounding the selected character and becoming the current set of characters for a following iteration of the display of the scrolling of characters; and detecting a confirmation of the current character by way of the command input element, putting an end to the iterations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Patrick Sachet, Franck Weens, Remi Lavedrine
  • Patent number: 10860209
    Abstract: A mechanism for determining whether a user should be using a single-hand virtual keyboard for a large-format touch screen device is provided. Additionally, a mechanism is provided to determine whether the single-hand virtual keyboard should be configured for a left-handed or a right-handed user. Further, a mechanism is provided to determine an appropriate size for the single-hand virtual keyboard for a particular user. In this manner, embodiments provide an input mechanism that allows for efficient and comfortable typing on a large-format touch screen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Parminder Singh Sethi, C Narasimhaiah, Durai S. Singh
  • Patent number: 10846476
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for displaying textual input of a terminal device, and a terminal device, so as to resolve prior-art problems that in a one-hand mode, a display area is reduced, operation difficulty is increased, a display manner is undiversified and inflexible, and user experience is reduced. The method is: the terminal device calculates a selection frequency at which each candidate area is selected in specified duration, uses, as an average delay value, an average value of delay values obtained when each candidate area is selected, and after the specified duration, adjusts, according to the obtained selection frequency and the obtained average delay value of each candidate area, a correspondence between each candidate area in each candidate area and a candidate-word display priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yujie Chen
  • Patent number: 10846043
    Abstract: A display method and apparatus of a portable terminal are provided. A given application is executed on the portable terminal and the executed application is entered into a division mode. At least one device other than the portable terminal is set to output at least one of a plurality of layers of the executed application. The at least one layer is transmitted to the at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yong-Soo Jeong, Jin Park, Min-Ji Kim
  • Patent number: 10824233
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus, and user equipment. The method comprises: determining shape related information of a deformable touch sensing feedback surface, where the shape related information corresponds to a first shape of the deformable touch sensing feedback surface after a folding deformation; determining multiple effective interaction areas on the deformable touch sensing feedback surface at least according to the shape related information, where the multiple effective interaction areas meet the following conditions: in nonadjacent positions on the deformable touch sensing feedback surface, and adjacent in a spatial position in the first shape; and using the multiple effective interaction areas as one interaction area at least according to a first relative position of the multiple effective interaction areas in the spatial position in the first shape to provide a touch sensing feedback interface to at least one interaction object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10824268
    Abstract: A method of providing a user defined user keypad and a mobile terminal supporting the same are provided. The method includes displaying guide information when entering a user keypad setting mode, determining a designation range for the user keypad according to a user interaction inputted based on the guide information, computing a key arrangement of the user keypad in response to the determined range, and configuring the user keypad according to the computed key arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Ram Nam Goong, Hwang Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 10824243
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus, and user equipment. The method comprises: determining shape related information of a deformable image sensing surface, where the shape related information corresponds to a first shape of the deformable image sensing surface after a folding deformation; determining multiple effective interaction areas on the deformable image sensing surface at least according to the shape related information, where the multiple effective interaction areas meet the following conditions: in nonadjacent positions on the deformable image sensing surface, and adjacent in a spatial position in the first shape; and using the multiple effective interaction areas as one interaction area at least according to a first relative position of the multiple effective interaction areas in the spatial position in the first shape to provide an image sensing interface to at least one interaction object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10817151
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods that provide users with efficient and effective user experiences when browsing, selecting, or inspecting content items. More specifically, systems and methods described herein provide users the ability to easily and effectively select multiple content items via a single touch gesture (e.g., swipe gesture). Additionally, systems and methods disclosed herein can allow users to select various content items in a selection interface, preview a content item, and return to the selection interface with the previous selections remaining in tact. Still further, systems and methods described herein allow users to transition between a content graphical user interface and a selection interface based on touch gestures with content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Jan Senderek, Daniel Tobias Wagner, Leonard Fink
  • Patent number: 10817239
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a first display and a second display. The electronic device also includes a processor configured to allocate a first set of resources to the first display and a second set of resources to the second display. The first set of resources is different from the second set of resources. Each of the first set of resources and the second set of resources includes one or more of at least one available hardware resource and at least one available software resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duk Ki Hong, Hyuk Kang, Jeong Hun Kim, Jae Bong Yoo, Kyung Soo Lim, Jun Hak Lim, Min Gyew Kim, Na Jung Seo
  • Patent number: 10809814
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus, and user equipment. The method comprises: determining shape related information of a deformable interaction surface, where the shape related information corresponds to a first shape of the deformable interaction surface after a folding deformation; determining multiple effective interaction areas on the deformable interaction surface at least according to the shape related information, where the multiple effective interaction areas meet the following conditions: in nonadjacent positions on the deformable interaction surface, and adjacent in a spatial position in the first shape; and using the multiple effective interaction areas as one interaction area at least according to a first relative position of the multiple effective interaction areas in the spatial position in the first shape to provide an interaction interface to at least one interaction object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10809765
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus, and user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10802542
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus, and user equipment. The method comprises: determining shape related information of a deformable display surface, where the shape related information corresponds to a first shape of the deformable display surface after a folding deformation; determining multiple effective interaction areas on the deformable display surface at least according to the shape related information, where the multiple effective interaction areas meet the following conditions: in nonadjacent positions on the deformable display surface, and adjacent in a spatial position in the first shape; and using the multiple effective interaction areas as one interaction area at least according to a first relative position of the multiple effective interaction areas in the spatial position in the first shape to provide a display output interface to at least one interaction object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10796792
    Abstract: A machine for extracorporeal blood treatment includes a user interface having a touch screen and a controller programmed to display on a screen (16) a display in which two distinct areas are arranged, one of which (161) exhibits a series of touch keys (17), wherein activation of any one touch key (17) causes visualization of an image in a second area (162) of the screen, wherein the images are displayed alternatively and are at least partly different one from another, wherein each touch key (17) is associated to an instruction, or to a group of instructions, each concerned with readying the machine for use, wherein each image is a pictograph of a configuration of the machine, correlated with an instruction associated to the touch key (17) selected, and wherein the operator is aided in making the machine ready for treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Gambo Lundia AB
    Inventors: Massimo Zaccarelli, Lorenza Ferrarini, Danielle Pelletier, Jeffrey J. Letteri
  • Patent number: 10795574
    Abstract: An input method is provided by embodiments of the present invention, relating to the communications field, and invented to improve the input experience of a user. The input method includes: providing an input interface on a touch display screen, where the input interface includes a virtual soft keyboard distributed in a sector area around a lower left corner or lower right corner of the input interface; receiving an input instruction which is input by a user through the virtual soft keyboard; and displaying input information corresponding to the input instruction. An input apparatus and a terminal device are also provided by embodiments of the present invention. The present invention is applicable to a mobile device or a handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10761678
    Abstract: A control method and an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a display screen and K inputting apparatuses. The display screen is fixed in the housing and a display output area of the display screen is visible through a first surface of the housing. The K inputting apparatuses are fixed in the housing and an operation surface of each of the K inputting apparatuses is exposed through a lateral surface of the housing. The electronic device is adapted to control the display screen to display M indicating icons on a periphery of the display output area. The electronic device is adapted to acquire, via the operation surface, the input operation at a first operation position on the operation surface, and perform a first function represented by a first indicating icon corresponding to the first operation position in response to the input operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng Guo
  • Patent number: 10754544
    Abstract: Provided are a method, a device and a system for manipulating presentation content of screen transmission. The method includes: receiving play start information for presentation content at a screen transmission source end transmitted by a corresponding screen transmission hardware, and starting a preset play manipulation mode at a screen transmission presentation end (S11); detecting a preset touch operation signal in the play manipulation mode, and obtaining a preset play control instruction corresponding to the touch operation signal (S12); and controlling, according to the play control instruction, the presentation content at the screen transmission presentation end to enter a corresponding play state (S13). Based on this, it is possible to implement manipulation of the presentation content on a large touch screen, facilitate users' operations, and advantageously improve the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU SHIRUI ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Yulin Fu
  • Patent number: 10747387
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, an apparatus and a user terminal for displaying and controlling an input box. The method for displaying and controlling an input box includes: hiding an input box of an operation interface in response to a user's touch operation; displaying or collapsing an input area in the operation interface; and re-displaying the input box according to the input area displayed or collapsed. The method, the apparatus and the user terminal for displaying and controlling an input box provided in the present invention, in the case when the input area is popped up or collapsed, allows the input box to interact properly with the input area, so as to avoid the operation interface, during the course of displaying or collapsing the input area, from being compressed or shifted in response due to the influence from the operation interface, thereby improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Huijun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10739991
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method in an electronic device comprises: receiving a request to display a keyboard; in response, causing a touchscreen display to display, a multi-layer image comprising a virtual keyboard in a first layer and a text-box in a second layer; receiving a selection of a key from the virtual keyboard; and causing a character associated with the selected key to be displayed in the text-box. A keyboard module comprises one or more processors configured by programming instructions encoded on non-transient computer readable media and is configured to: provide a multi-layer image for display on a touchscreen display of the electronic device, the multi-layer image comprising a virtual keyboard in a first layer and a text-box in a second layer; receive a selection of a key from the virtual keyboard made via the touchscreen display; and cause a character associated with the selected key to be displayed in the text-box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Wojciech A. Koszek
  • Patent number: 10719989
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes rendering an augmented-reality environment on a display associated with a first computing device associated with a first user; identifying one or more objects within the augmented-reality environment; determining a suggested augmented-reality content item based on social-networking information associated with the first user, and further based on characteristics associated with the identified objects; and presenting the suggested augmented-reality content item on a display associated with the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin David Stahl, Narin Sead, Tullie Murrell, Gregory Daniel Louis Germe, Steven Kish
  • Patent number: 10705652
    Abstract: A method of providing a user defined user keypad and a mobile terminal supporting the same are provided. The method includes displaying guide information when entering a user keypad setting mode, determining a designation range for the user keypad according to a user interaction inputted based on the guide information, computing a key arrangement of the user keypad in response to the determined range, and configuring the user keypad according to the computed key arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Ram Nam Goong, Hwang Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 10708739
    Abstract: A method for transferring at least one service in a device and device thereof are provided. The method includes detecting invoking of an application on the electronic device, in response to the detection, providing access of a radio frequency (RF) transceiver of the device to a first subscriber identity module (SIM), the first SIM being in an active data session, and enabling transfer of at least one service associated with at least one second SIM to the first SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shyjumon Nankandiyil, Anand Asati, Gurmanjeet Singh Sidhu, Inderjeet Singh Bedi, Samrat Bhasin, Gaurav Goel, Amod Ashokchourasia
  • Patent number: 10698587
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a method of providing a user interface on a computing device. The method includes presenting a virtual keyboard on a display of the computing device, detecting input to the virtual keyboard. The method further includes, for each detected input, determining whether the input selects any of one or more delimiter keys, displaying a placeholder for the input responsive to the input not selecting any of the one or more delimiter keys, and receiving suggested candidate text from a word-level recognizer and replacing all currently displayed placeholders with the suggested candidate text responsive to the input selecting any of the one or more delimiter keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Paek, Dmytro Rudchenko, Vishwas Kulkarni, Asela Jeevaka Ranaweera Gunawardana, Jason Grieves, Daniel Ostrowski, Amish Patel
  • Patent number: 10684774
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are described for generating a virtual keyboard user interface with at least one multi-state display portion. The user interface may include a plurality of keys of a virtual keyboard generated on a display, with at least one key among the plurality of keys having a first function. The user interface may also include a mnemonic device configured to be displayed on the virtual keyboard, where the mnemonic device may be irrelevant to the first function. The mnemonic device may have a first display state when the at least one key is not selected, and have a second display state when the at least one key is selected. In some aspects, the mnemonic device has a reduced visibility in the first display state and a heightened visibility in the second display state, so as to emphasize the second display state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TOUCHTYPE LIMITED
    Inventors: Anna Maria Alfut, Jan Dvorsky, Tom Dixon, Eric Davis Collins, Donnie Javier Suazo Montenegro, Scott D. Weiss
  • Patent number: 10678304
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including: a bottom member; a display panel on the bottom member, the display panel configured to emit light; a top member on the display panel; a touch screen panel on the top member; and a groove region formed by removing at least a portion of at least one of the top member and the bottom member at a bent portion of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Namkung, Soon-Ryong Park, Seok-Gi Baek, Chul-Woo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10671182
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for integrating text prediction from a text prediction engine into a mechanism for searching/filtering/ordering a plurality of items. In one embodiment, the system comprises a text prediction engine configured to receive user text input relating to a sequence of two or more terms, generate a plurality of word predictions for a first term of the sequence of two or more terms and generate at least one word prediction for a second term of the sequence of two or more terms. The text prediction engine is configured to generate a distribution of candidate word predictions for the sequence of two or more terms using the plurality of word predictions for the first term and the at least one word prediction for the second term. The system further comprises a mechanism for filtering/searching/ordering a plurality of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOUCHTYPE LIMITED
    Inventors: James Aley, Douglas Orr, Alex Nixon
  • Patent number: 10656766
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus, and user equipment. The method comprises: determining shape related information of a deformable sound sensing array surface, where the shape related information corresponds to a first shape of the deformable sound sensing array surface after a folding deformation; determining multiple effective interaction areas on the deformable sound sensing array surface at least according to the shape related information, where the multiple effective interaction areas meet the following conditions: in nonadjacent positions on the deformable sound sensing array surface, and adjacent in a spatial position in the first shape; and using the multiple effective interaction areas as one interaction area at least according to a first relative position of the multiple effective interaction areas in the spatial position in the first shape to provide a sound sensing interface to at least one interaction object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10659741
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting and projecting obstructed content over touch screen obstructions are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method, includes: displaying, by a computing device, content on a touch screen of the computing device; detecting, by the computing device, an obstruction of the content on one or more areas of the touch screen; determining, by the computing device, obstructed content in the one or more areas; determining, by the computing device, a display configuration for a portion of the obstructed content, wherein the display configuration defines a manner in which the portion of the obstructed content is to be projected by at least one wearable projector device; and sending, by the computing device, the display configuration to the at least one wearable projector device adapted to project the portion of the obstructed content over at least one object causing the obstruction of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10649653
    Abstract: A virtual keyboard includes a pad, a number of motion sensors coupled to the pad to detect the presence of a user's hands over the pad, a processor, and a memory. The memory includes executable code that, when executed by the processor calibrates the virtual keyboard based on a number of criteria of the user's hand upon detection of the user's hands by the motion sensors, in which the criteria comprises the user's unique keyboard profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Doyle Creager, Antonio Roberto Tijerino, Shaun Henry
  • Patent number: 10628039
    Abstract: An input device includes a display, a detector, and a controller. A setting target character unit corresponds to a conversion range including a specific number of characters. The controller causes the display to display a conversion range reduction key and a conversion range increase key. In response to detection of a touch on the conversion range reduction key, the controller causes the display to display, in place of the setting target character unit included in a to-be-confirmed character string, a setting target character unit corresponding to a conversion range including at least one character fewer than the specific number. In response to detection of a touch on the conversion range increase key, the controller causes the display to display, in place of the setting target character unit included in the to-be-confirmed character string, a setting target character unit corresponding to a conversion range including characters more than the specific number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masaki Sanou
  • Patent number: 10628036
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for customizing a design of a soft input panel. An electronic device can provide a keyboard customization interface to enable a user to specify a color, font, background image, and the like for the soft input panel. The user may provide input through the keyboard customization interface to customize the design (e.g., theme) of the soft input panel. The user may provide an image to be used as a background for the soft input panel. The electronic device can analyze the image to determine a most prominent color of the image. A portion of the soft input panel can be set to a color that is based on the most prominent color of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy S. Paek, Dmitry Rudchenko, Zach Oligschlaeger, Asela J. Gunawardana
  • Patent number: 10621324
    Abstract: User authentication for a user device can leverage one or more fingerprint sensor regions capable of detecting and/or recognizing a user's fingerprints. The user can define a fingerprint gesture or sequence of fingerprint gestures as a passcode, with access to a protected function being conditional on the user performing the defined fingerprint gesture or sequence of fingerprint gestures. Different fingerprint gestures or fingerprint gesture sequences can invoke or authorize different functions of the device. Fingerprint gestures from two or more users in the same location or in different locations can be used to unlock a protected function of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett Alten
  • Patent number: 10606476
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, at least a portion of a keyboard is displayed on a touch-screen display. A first action performed via the touch-screen display is detected. Based on the detected first action, a region of the at least a portion of the keyboard is displayed on the touch-screen display. A second action performed via the touch-screen display is detected. Based on the second action, a character may be selected or the full keyboard may be re-displayed. The first action and the second action may be performed anywhere on the touch display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Tovi Grossman, Xiang Anthony Chen, George Fitzmaurice
  • Patent number: 10602078
    Abstract: A display control device is installed in a vehicle and causes to display a video of an area around the vehicle from an imaging device to be displayed on a display device. An acquirer acquires a first video serving as a processing target from the imaging device. A receiver receives an instruction to move an extraction range for extracting at least a part of the first video acquired by the acquirer. An output unit outputs a second video extracted in the extraction range moved in accordance with the instruction received by the receiver to the display device. When the extraction range moved in accordance with the instruction received by the receiver reaches an end portion of the first video, the output unit gives a notification indicating the reaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Michiguchi
  • Patent number: 10560113
    Abstract: A 3D input system and an angle encoder are disclosed. The 3D input system comprises a computing device and one or more position sensing gloves. The position sensing glove comprises a plurality of angle encoders each installed thereon at a location about a finger joint. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) is installed on the glove. A firmware uses data from the angle encoders and IMU to calculate fingertip positions in a 3D space. The firmware generates keystrokes on a virtual keyboard based on the fingertip positions. The angle encoder comprises a first and a second components rotatable with respect to each other, and an encoder pattern comprising codewords for indicating the angle between the first and second components. The encoder pattern comprises a set of base encoder channels coded with a conventional Gray code, and a set of Booster channels for improving the resolution of angle measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ZEROKEY INC.
    Inventors: Matthew William Lowe, Vahid Dehghanian
  • Patent number: 10534532
    Abstract: A method for processing a letter input in an electronic device is provided. The method includes, if at least one letter is input, determining at least one input behavior related to the input and if a predetermined delimiter is input, determining whether to disable a function of automatically recommending at least one word similar to an input word, based on the determined input behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taik-Heon Rhee, Kwang-Min Byeon
  • Patent number: 10514879
    Abstract: A foldable display is disclosed. In one aspect, the foldable display includes a first display unit located on a front surface of the foldable display, a second display unit located on a first side surface of the foldable display, and a third display unit located on a second side surface of the foldable display. The foldable display includes a first configuration in which the first to third display units are exposed and a second configuration in which the first display unit is folded and the second and third display units are exposed. The second and third display units are configured to form a fourth display unit inclined with respect to the folded first display unit in the second configuration of the foldable display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Gon Jung
  • Patent number: 10504488
    Abstract: A control method for a portable device comprising a first body at the center, a second body located at one side of the first body and a third body located at the other side of the first body, according to one embodiment of the present specification, can comprises the steps of: detecting a first folded state in which the second body and the first body are folded on the basis of a first folding axis, the third body is folded with the first body, and a second display area is located in the front direction of the portable device; displaying a first application on the second display area in the first folded state; detecting the occurrence of an event related to a second application other than the first application in a state in which the first application is displayed; and displaying first visual information of the event on a partial region of a third display area while continuously displaying the first application on the second display area if it is detected that a first folding angle between the first body and t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONCS INC.
    Inventors: Sinae Chun, Sihwa Park, Juhwan Lee, Doyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10497171
    Abstract: The present invention provides a smart device, which is configured to track the movement of the user's head, and a method for controlling the same. The present invention provides a smart device and a method for controlling the same, the smart device comprising: a body; an output device, which can be attached to/detached from the body, and which is configured to provide multiple reference points in a peripheral space; a camera for acquiring images of the provided reference points; and a control device configured to track the movement of the smart device using the acquired images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungmin Baek, Choonghwan Shin, Byunghwa Lee, Sungjin Kim, Soungmin Im, Sangki Kim
  • Patent number: 10488946
    Abstract: A character input device using a D-pad for inputting a desired character string includes an operation receiving unit, a keyboard management unit, an input character string management unit, a predicted candidate management unit, and a character candidate detection unit. The input character string management unit manages an input character string. The predicted candidate management unit estimates predicted character string candidates based on the input character string, and manages the predicted character string candidates. The character candidate detection unit compares the input character string with the predicted character string candidates, and detects one or more character candidates that are to be selected next. The operation receiving unit receives an input direction that is input with the D-pad. The keyboard management unit executes refined input, in which a cursor is moved only to a character candidate present in the input direction with respect to the character on which the cursor is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 10489508
    Abstract: In one example, a computing device includes at least one processor that is operatively coupled to a presence-sensitive display and a gesture module operable by the at least one processor. The gesture module may be operable by the at least one processor to output, for display at the presence-sensitive display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys and receive an indication of a continuous gesture detected at the presence-sensitive display, the continuous gesture to select a group of keys of the plurality of keys. The gesture module may be further operable to determine, in response to receiving the indication of the continuous gesture and based at least in part on the group of keys of the plurality of keys, a candidate phrase comprising a group of candidate words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shumin Zhai, Yu Ouyang, Ken Wakasa, Satoshi Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10491679
    Abstract: A method of using voice commands from a mobile device to remotely access and control a computer. The method includes receiving audio data from the mobile device at the computer. The audio data is decoded into a command. A software program that the command was provided for is determined. At least one process is executed at the computer in response to the command. Output data is generated at the computer in response to executing at least one process at the computer. The output data is transmitted to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Voice Tech Corporation
    Inventor: Todd R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10475097
    Abstract: A system includes one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform steps of a method for providing an interactive virtual environment. The system may receive environmental data, and generate virtual environmental data based on the environmental data. The system may then provide the virtual environmental data to at least a first computing device to create a virtual environment. The system may then receive user input, and modify the virtual environment to display enhanced content in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Hannes Jouhikainen, Karen Nickerson, Justin Wishne, Drew Jacobs, Justin Smith, Marco S. Giampaolo