Cursor Patents (Class 715/856)
  • Patent number: 10963983
    Abstract: Techniques for providing enhanced graphics in a user interface by efficiently using enhanced graphics resources. A computing device displays the enhanced graphics in an upper view of the user interface and the enhanced graphics resources identify a visual region in which the enhanced graphics are positioned. The computing device accesses the enhanced graphics resources to identify and store a hit test region based on the visual region. The hit test region is stored separately from the enhanced graphics resources for hit testing. When a hit is received in the user interface, the computing device determines whether the upper view or lower view will respond to the hit based on the hit test region that is stored separately from the enhanced graphics resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: John Fitzgerald, Jesper Storm Bache
  • Patent number: 10949396
    Abstract: A method of providing user access history for a collaborative document includes receiving, by a server, a request for the collaborative document from a user device of a user of a plurality of users that have permission to access the collaborative document, providing, by the server, the collaborative document to the user device for presentation to the user in a user interface on the user device, receiving, from the user device, a request for the user access history for the collaborative document presented in the user interface on the user device, creating, by the server, the user access history for the collaborative document based on accesses of the collaborative document by one or more of the plurality of users, and providing, by the server, the user access history for the collaborative document to the user device for display in the user interface presenting the collaborative document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Allen Yang, Clayton Williams, James Zoll, Andrea Dulko, Matthew Pearson-Beck, Blake Robert VanLandingham, Chi Ho Chun, Tianlei Tang
  • Patent number: 10881373
    Abstract: In one embodiment, An X-ray CT apparatus includes: a rotating body and processing circuitry configured to extract an anatomical landmark from a medical image of an object acquired by a first scan, identify a shape of an anatomical site of the object based on the anatomical landmark, and set scanning conditions of a second scan based on the shape of the anatomical site, the second scan including a tilt scan in which a scan is performed under a condition where the rotating body is tilted, the scanning conditions including at least a tilt angle of the tilt scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Netabayashi, Hirotaka Ujiie, Kazuki Gatayama, Atsushi Fukano
  • Patent number: 10871892
    Abstract: An input device is disclosed. An input device comprises a display unit, an input unit, a load detection unit and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display an object of a folder with a hierarchical structure. The load detection unit is configured to detect a pressing load with respect to the input unit corresponding to the location of the object of the folder that is displayed on the display unit. The control unit opens and closes folders based on a change in the pressing load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Megumi Kuwabara, Junichi Ujii
  • Patent number: 10871875
    Abstract: An IHS (Information Handling Systems) supports pointing devices such as a mouse. To use a pointing device, a user must identify the displayed location of the cursor. Depending on factors such as the resolution and size of a display, a user may have difficulty in immediately locating a cursor. Embodiments support various cursor activation modes that allow a user to quickly locate the cursor. A cursor activation mode is initiated by an entry condition and is associated with a modified cursor appearance. Upon detecting an entry condition, the cursor appearance is modified. Upon detecting the exit condition, the appearance of the cursor is restored. The appearance of the cursor may be modified by changing the size and/or color of the cursor. The cursor may be positioned at a default screen location or a screen location corresponding to a direction of the user's gaze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 10802544
    Abstract: A flexible display device is provided. The flexible display device includes: a display; a sensor configured to detect at least one rolling characteristic in response to the display being rolled; and a controller configured to perform a first function of the flexible display device based on the detected at least one rolling characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-yeon Kwak, Kyung-a Kang, Hyun-jin Kim, Nipun Kumar, Chang-soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10788947
    Abstract: Navigation between input elements of a graphical user interface (GUI) using a pointing device to control an interaction with the GUI. The method includes: activating a mode of operation between discrete input elements in the GUI; snapping the cursor to a first input element, wherein the movement of the cursor is then restricted to the first input element and input to the input element is receivable via user interaction with the pointing device; detecting a movement of the pointing device representing an intended movement from the first input element to another input element, including obtaining an angle of the movement; selecting a most likely intended input element as the target of the movement by evaluating positions of other input elements in a current user display of the GUI and comparing the angle of the movement with the positions of the other input elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Stephen Walker, Zoe Gathercole, Joseph Alexander Cass, Alvaro Antonio Bejar, Alexander John Naylor
  • Patent number: 10768729
    Abstract: A multiuser, multi-interface computing system includes a computer system, and a continuous substrate including a first surface and a second surface. The substrate includes at least two touch sensitive regions, each touch sensitive region including a continuous touch sensitive surface that covers at least a portion of at least one display and an individual interface for selecting applications. The touch sensitive surface is configured to serve as the primary input to the computer system. The continuous substrate is transparent within the touch sensitive regions. The multiuser, multi-interface computing system is configured so that the at least two users can use the touch sensitive regions simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: T1V, INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Feldman, James E. Morris
  • Patent number: 10769697
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for locally searching a search string in network content. A user accesses network content through a client device and enters a search string through the client device. Once the local search is performed on the network content by a client application or a search application through a network, the result would be encoded and displayed for the user to view. Furthermore, the content may be modified based at least in part on stored search data corresponding to prior searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sachin B. Singh, Martin C. Eitreim
  • Patent number: 10761674
    Abstract: A method for providing flight data onboard an aircraft is provided. The method obtains avionics data, by a processor communicatively coupled to a display device onboard the aircraft; presents a graphical user interface (GUI), by the display device, wherein the GUI comprises at least a speed tape graphical element and an altitude tape graphical element; receives user input manipulations via a user interface communicatively coupled to the processor; executes the user input manipulations for the altitude tape graphical element or the speed tape graphical element, to generate a revised altitude tape graphical element or a revised speed tape graphical element; generates a revised GUI comprising the revised altitude tape graphical element or the revised speed tape graphical element; and presents the revised GUI, via the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sripathi Ramachandra, Mark Pearson, PraveenKumar Ayyathurai
  • Patent number: 10739939
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and/or computer system controls icon movement behavior on a graphical user interface. A file hosting icon and a data file icon are displayed on a graphical user interface (GUI). The file hosting icon represents a file hosting service, and the data file icon, which is capable of being moved towards the file hosting icon on the GUI to initiate storage by the file hosting service, represents data. The behavior of movement of the data file icon is adjusted according to a position of the data file icon relative to a position of the file hosting icon on the GUI, and based on predefined features of the data relative to predefined features of the file hosting service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10739985
    Abstract: First, a plurality of selection objects having at least one part thereof displayed on a display area of a display device are moved relative to the display area, based on an output signal outputted from an input device. Then, when an end-located selection object among the moved plurality of selection objects reaches a predetermined position of the display area, an object that is different from the plurality of selection objects is displayed on the display area. The object moves relative to the display area based on an output signal outputted from the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10726634
    Abstract: The techniques described herein convert platform-specific scene files produced by multiple different design platforms into platform-agnostic scene files configured in an intermediate format. The intermediate format comprises a human-readable format that provides written descriptions of content in a three-dimensional scene template. The platform-agnostic scene files can be provided to any one of multiple different consumption platforms so the data in the intermediate format can be interpreted and a three-dimensional scene template can be rebuilt. Once rebuilt, the three-dimensional scene template provides a starting point for a user to create a three-dimensional scene for an experience (e.g., the user can continue to add content to create and customize a scene for a particular purpose).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Harold Anthony Martinez Molina, Michael Lee Smith, Andrew John Howe, Vidya Srinivasan, Justin Chung-Ting Lam
  • Patent number: 10691166
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a display, a first touch sensitive area, a second touch sensitive area, and a processor. The display is coupled with the housing and has a viewable area for presenting visual information. The processor is disposed within the housing and is coupled with the display, and the touch sensitive areas. Both touch sensitive areas are disposed outside of the viewable area of the display, and both touch sensitive areas are supporting sliding gesture detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nicolas Dangy Caye
  • Patent number: 10642041
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a processor configured to implement an execution screen area which is larger than a size of a display of the electronic device and comprises at least one object, and a display module configured to display, on a display of the electronic device, a display area which is at least a part of the implemented execution screen area. The processor determines a location of the at least one object based on a direction to which the electronic device faces and an attribute of the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Woo Jung Han, Seung Hwan Hong, So Ra Kim, Seo Young Yoon
  • Patent number: 10620814
    Abstract: Techniques relating to scrolling, object selection, and object moving are discussed. Strokes are inputted by a user, for instance using a touch sensitive surface. Strokes are directed to a scrollable surface with objects therein. Strokes that end before meeting a condition select the objects, and strokes then end after meeting the condition move the objects or representations thereof. The condition may be a distance. Selection may only occur when strokes meet a threshold condition such as having a particular direction (e.g., perpendicular to a direction for scrolling the surface) or moving a minimal distance. Strokes in a scrolling direction (e.g., horizontal) may scroll the surface in that direction and strokes in another direction (e.g., vertical) may both select and move the objects. Objects selected may slide on rails before moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Stephenson, Brian Wheeler, Joyce Wu, Pamela De la Torre Baltierra, Reed Townsend, Uros Batricevic
  • Patent number: 10564712
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device to set a condition indicating a relation of a plurality of users and control an operation according to a manipulation performed by each user on the basis of the condition, the information processing device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire a detection result of information related to a manipulator for each of a plurality of manipulators placed in a predetermined region; and a generating unit configured to generate attribute information for controlling an operation based on a manipulation performed by each of the plurality of manipulators on a basis of the detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ikeda, Yu Hayashi, Maya Kamachi, Tomohiro Ishii
  • Patent number: 10553001
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a system and method to provide a master page overlay is provided. The example method may comprise receiving a transformation of a master page where the transformation is associated with a page layout, applying the transformation to the master page, and outputting the page layout, where the page layout incorporates graphical elements from the transformed master page. The system and method may further include providing an interface to receive instructions from a user to display a master page overlay, display the master page overlay, and receive the transformation of the master page associated with the page layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn C. Sheridan, Michael A. Ninness
  • Patent number: 10515516
    Abstract: A peer-to-peer competition wagering exchange network method and system is disclosed which in one exemplary embodiment can include receiving schedule data associated with a competition or game-based event, receiving a selection from a first user to participate in the competition or event, receiving a selection from the first user for a competitor associated with the competition, and receiving a wagered, placed, or contributed monetary amount or token of value with respect to the selected competitor from the first user. The method can further include receiving a point spread or line with respect to the competition from the first user, and generating a challenge, contest, or campaign based on the received selected competitor, received wagered amount, and received point or spread by the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: POSTITPLAYIT, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Eckman, Charles Reinert
  • Patent number: 10496186
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program related to the information processing apparatus, which are capable of suppressing an uncomfortable feeling of the user for a position at which processing related to the user operation is performed, the information processing apparatus including: an input unit configured to obtain line-of-sight information related to a line of sight of a user and a detection result of a user operation; and a position deciding unit configured to decide an operation position at which a process related to the user operation is performed, on the basis of the line-of-sight information obtained at a second point of time specified on the basis of a first point of time prior to a detection start of the user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryouhei Yasuda, Takuro Noda
  • Patent number: 10474259
    Abstract: A method of controlling a device is provided. The method includes receiving a touch input and a hovering input, determining an operation corresponding to input pattern information generated according to the received touch input and the received hovering input, from among operations of an application running on the device, and performing the determined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kang-min Lee
  • Patent number: 10466817
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic device comprising a processor configured to implement a user interface for allowing a user to interact with the electronic device, a display and a touch panel in communication with the processor, wherein the display and the touch panel provide a touch-sensitive display configured to allow a user to interact with the electronic device using the user interface by touching the touch panel, and a bezel rotatably mounted on a housing of the electronic device wherein the bezel comprises a pointing element configured to activate the touch panel at a plurality of different locations of the touch panel and wherein the plurality of different locations of the touch panel define a plurality of different positions of the bezel relative to the housing allowing the user to interact with the electronic device by using the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nicolas Dangy Caye
  • Patent number: 10459613
    Abstract: An object display device is disclosed. An object display device includes a display unit, a detection unit and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display an object. The detection unit is configured to detect a location and a load of a pressing to the display unit. The control unit can control a movement of the object based on conditions of first and second pressings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yamada, Tomotake Aono
  • Patent number: 10460003
    Abstract: In a client-server system where a client system presents a browser for user interaction, a browser user interface includes functionality for handling dynamic interface elements received by the browser in connection with received pages, presented as part of the browser user interface and modified in response to selected user input without requiring further interaction with a server. In addition to, or in place of, dynamic interface elements such as slide sheets, the browser user interface might also include a rotation display area, tool displays that can overlay a page, opaquely or semi-transparently, menu structures, and an ability for the user to modify a page layout without requiring server interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Jack Chu, Chris Mancini, Lawrence Morrisroe
  • Patent number: 10416833
    Abstract: A medical image displaying apparatus includes: a user interface configured to receive a user input with respect to an object that is movable; a display configured to display the object on a medical image in response to the user input; and a controller configured to move the object and change a velocity of the object based on a property of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-ki Lee, Jun-sung Park
  • Patent number: 10416847
    Abstract: Example embodiments of a system and method for asynchronous data item loading for a dropdown list of a user interface are described. In an example embodiment, a user input directed to a dropdown list control to cause presentation of at least one of the data items of the dropdown list is received. In response to the user input, a determination is made as to whether the data items are available for presentation. If not, the user input is queued in an event queue, the data items are requested from another computing system via a communication network, and a busy indicator is presented on the user interface in conjunction with the dropdown list control to indicate that the data items are not available for presentation. In response to receiving the data items, the busy indicator is removed, and the user input queued in the event queue is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jamila Schon, Arley Triana Morin
  • Patent number: 10394444
    Abstract: An information processing device having a novel interface for allowing a user to change the reproducing position of a video is provided. The information processing device is connected with a touch sensor (16), receives a drag operation performed by the user in a predetermined direction on the touch sensor (16), changes steplessly the reproducing position of the video in accordance with the amount of the drag operation, and starts to reproduce the video from the changed reproducing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Higuchi, Toru Ogiso, Norihiro Nagai
  • Patent number: 10346025
    Abstract: A cursor in a viewable portion of a webpage, or pan region, visually encounters a friction field when the cursor enters a margin of the viewable portion. As a user moves the cursor into the margin of the viewable portion, the movement of the displayed position of the cursor is limited as if the cursor is being restricted by a friction field in the margin. Also, as the cursor enters the margin of the viewable portion of the webpage, the webpage scrolls in the opposite direction of movement of the cursor. The amount of scroll of the webpage is proportional to a distance the cursor is away from an inner edge of the margin. When a user no longer attempts to move the cursor in the margin, the cursor fluidly drifts back toward a center of the viewable portion and so that scrolling of the webpage pauses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Arnab Choudhury, Raman Sarin, Brian Ostergren, Bo Rohlfsen
  • Patent number: 10241570
    Abstract: A pointing support device detects user's gaze position on a screen, sets the gaze position as an initial position of a pointer, displays a path starting from the initial position on the screen on the basis of path definition information, which defines the path to move the pointer and a movement pattern of the path and moves the pointer along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakayama, Junichi Odagiri, Satoshi Nakashima, Kentaro Murase, Masakiyo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10216391
    Abstract: The slide bar display control device according to the present invention includes, a display means which indicates a first slide bar including a first slider and a first bar, an input means which can select an arbitrary part of the first slide bar shown on the display means based on touch operation, and a control means which controls the display means and the input means, wherein, when the control means detects that a first operation has been performed in a state that the first slider shown on the display means is being touched in the input means, the display means indicates a second slide bar including a second slider and a second bar, and wherein the second slider is a slider different in a variation amount of a set value per unit moving distance from the first slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiko Fujibayashi
  • Patent number: 10203835
    Abstract: A display processing method and apparatus applicable to an electronic device are described. The electronic device has a display area divided into a first area and a second area. The display processing method includes acquiring object information of an object to be displayed; acquiring display position information of the object; displaying the object in a first display mode when the display position information corresponds to the first area; and displaying the object in a second display mode when the display position information corresponds to the second area, the first display mode being different from the second display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoping Dong, Xingping Jiang, Renjie Wang
  • Patent number: 10198166
    Abstract: The slide bar display control device according to the present invention includes, a display means which indicates a first slide bar including a first slider and a first bar, an input means which can select an arbitrary part of the first slide bar shown on the display means based on touch operation, and a control means which controls the display means and the input means, wherein, when the control means detects that a first operation has been performed in a state that the first slider shown on the display means is being touched in the input means, the display means indicates a second slide bar including a second slider and a second bar, and wherein the second slider is a slider different in a variation amount of a set value per unit moving distance from the first slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiko Fujibayashi
  • Patent number: 10198569
    Abstract: A software widget running on a user device may be designed to operate in a locked or an unlocked mode. In unlocked mode, the user has full interactivity with the widget. In locked mode, however, at least some of the interactivity with the widget is restricted, despite the fact that the widget still operates normally otherwise while in the locked mode. While in locked mode, user input may determine if the widget should be unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Farraro, John Tapley, Oliver Nicholas Cockcroft
  • Patent number: 10180765
    Abstract: A method for supporting multi-party collaboration over a computer network involves receiving messages at a server from a plurality of client computers in communication via the network and having common content displayed on an associated display area. The messages include cursor movement information and client content input by a user of at least one of the client computers and the method involves producing output messages corresponding to the cursor movement information and client content, causing the server to transmit the output messages that include client content to each of the plurality of client computers, including the client computer that generated the client content. The method further involves causing the server to transmit output messages that include cursor movement information to at least client computers other than the client computer that generated the cursor movement to facilitate display of a pointer on the respective client computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Uranus International Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Kropivny
  • Patent number: 10181169
    Abstract: Display enhancement improves performance of constrained display devices such as electrophoretic displays (EPDs). With display enhancement, a display controller rapidly writes area updates to the display, while a union of the area updates is maintained. Area updates which the display controller cannot present are discarded, while the union provides a representation of what area on the screen has been affected. A repair operation takes place which generates an area update encompassing the areas which may have been affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Michael Puckett, Jyotindra Kishore Vasudeo
  • Patent number: 10168893
    Abstract: A computer detects user input within an input destination and determines whether the user input is continuous. If the user input is determined continuous, then the computer determines whether the input destination receiving the continuous user input has been changed during the receipt of the continuous user input. If the computer determines that the input destination has been changed during receipt of the continuous user input, the computer stores the portion of user input entered after the input destination had been changed in a temporary input buffer. The computer then presents the stored user input to a user and prompts a user selection of the appropriate input destination corresponding to the portion of stored user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Horiuchi, Takaaki Kawase
  • Patent number: 10088993
    Abstract: Systems and methods for navigation control for mobile devices are provided. In example embodiments, a navigation system causes presentation of a navigation icon at a user interface. Navigation between a plurality of pages at the user interface is initiated with a single tap and hold action. In response to a drag motion, following the single tap and hold action without releasing the hold action, information display at the user interface is adjusted, thereby enabling navigating between multiple information content with a single tap, hold, and drag action of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Hall, Matthew Bret MacLaurin
  • Patent number: 9996699
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a screen shielding method, applied to a display device of an electronic device, wherein the display device has a display region, and the electronic device is arranged to execute a plurality of applications. The screen shielding method includes determining whether a first predetermined input signal has been received when a first application of the plurality of applications has been executed in the foreground, and producing a privacy block in response to the first predetermined input signal for entering a privacy protect mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Wei Chen Chang
  • Patent number: 9977465
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a body comprising a predetermined flexible portion, a display provided in the body to output image information and to receive an input touch gesture, a plurality of actuators provided in the body to change a shape of the body, and a controller controls the actuators in accordance with an operation condition set corresponding to the event, when an event is generated, wherein the operation condition comprises at least one of a driving actuator of which a shape is changed, a shape-variation level of the driving actuator, a shape-variation speed of the driving actuator and a shape-variation frequency of the driving actuator. The body of the mobile terminal includes the actuator to change the shape of the mobile terminal. Accordingly, the user can be informed of a message by the shape variation of the mobile terminal, such that use convenience may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Minheui Lee
  • Patent number: 9965067
    Abstract: A multiuser, multi-interface computing system includes a computer system, and a continuous substrate including a first surface and a second surface. The substrate includes at least two touch sensitive regions, each touch sensitive region including a continuous touch sensitive surface that covers at least a portion of at least one display and an individual interface for selecting applications. The touch sensitive surface is configured to serve as the primary input to the computer system. The continuous substrate is transparent within the touch sensitive regions. The multiuser, multi-interface computing system is configured so that the at least two users can use the touch sensitive regions simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: T1V, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Feldman, James E. Morris
  • Patent number: 9956878
    Abstract: In a user interface and to a method for signaling a position of an input mechanism with respect to an area for 3D gesture detection for a user interface, the method includes the following steps: input mechanism of a user are detected in the area for 3D gesture detection, and the position of the input mechanism is signaled by an indicator in the area of the edge of a display unit of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Mark Peter Czelnik
  • Patent number: 9940012
    Abstract: A display device for displaying an application in an execution area according to a user input is disclosed. The display device includes a user interface configured to receive a user input corresponding to a shape, a display, and a controller configured to determine an application corresponding to the shape and determine an execution area for the application on a screen of the display in response to the user interface receiving the user input, and control the display of the application in the execution area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Choi, Young-il Kim, Jung-rae Kim, Jong-min Baek, Jae-soon Lee
  • Patent number: 9891781
    Abstract: A method of navigating between a plurality of different views of a home screen of a mobile communications device is provided. The mobile communications device includes a home button, a processor, and a display panel configured to cooperate with the processor to display one of the views of the home screen. The method includes selectively displaying one of the views of the home screen on the display panel based on a number of times the home button is activated within a predetermined time period. A non-transitory computer-readable medium and a mobile communications device of navigating between a plurality of different views of a home screen of a mobile communications device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Drew Bamford, David Brinda, Peter Chin, Jesse John Penico, Chih-Wei Yang, Huai-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 9886403
    Abstract: In order to perform processing corresponding to an instruction or a reaction at appropriate timing when a predetermined instruction is given or a reaction by a user is made while content is being outputted, a CPU detects instruction timing when a predetermined user instruction is given for data outputted while pieces of data constituting content are being sequentially outputted; stores the detected instruction timing in an instruction information memory; specifies predetermined timing that comes later than the instruction timing stored in the instruction information memory as timing for performing processing in accordance with the user's instruction; and performs the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bungo Murakami, Hideo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9841886
    Abstract: There is provided a display control apparatus capable of maintaining visibility regarding a display item during a drag operation. The display control apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect a position input on a screen displayed on a display unit, a display control unit configured to display the display item on the display unit and to perform control to scroll of the display item with a display effect according to a scroll instruction, and a control unit configured to, if the detection unit detects the position input on the screen during the scroll, perform control to stop the scroll with the display effect displayed when the position input has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Rui Nabeshima
  • Patent number: 9811187
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including: a display panel for displaying at least one object in a selected state or in unselected state; a detection area setting unit for setting, per object on the display panel, a first detection area covering a display area of the object and a second detection area covering the first detection area and being larger than the first detection area; an operating tool detecting unit for detecting an operating tool which is in proximity to the display panel; and a state managing unit for changing the object into the selected state when the operating tool is detected within the first detection area of the object in the unselected state, and for changing the object into the unselected state when the operating tool is not detected within the second detection area of the object in the selected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Ohki, Tomoya Narita
  • Patent number: 9804742
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a touchscreen and a method of controlling the mobile terminal may be provided. The mobile terminal may cause the touchscreen to display a first item; cause the touchscreen to display a first indicator on at least part area of the first item upon receiving a first input of the first item; and cause the touchscreen to display a second item upon receiving a second input of the first indicator. Furthermore, the first item can be changed into the second item by expanding the first item. Additionally, the first item and the second item indicate items for executing a specific application. The second item has a bigger size than a size of the first item, and the second item displays first information associated with execution results of the specific application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghoon Lee, Minjin Lee, Shinjun Park, Jungbin Lee, Minsoo Park, Soyeon Yim
  • Patent number: 9798450
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for implementing a multi-function button in a Graphical User Interface (GUI). One method includes an operation for presenting a button in a compact state when a mouse cursor is away from the button. The button in the compact state is displayed in a first button format when options associated with the button are in an unselected state, and in a second button format when at least one option has been selected. The options are hidden when the button is presented in the compact state. The button is presented in an expanded state when the mouse cursor is over the button, where unselected options are presented in a first option format and selected options are presented in a second option format. Selection of any option is enabled while the button is in the expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Cinthya Rossana Urasaki, Zachary Paul Maier
  • Patent number: 9785248
    Abstract: A display device and a method for driving the same are disclosed. The display device includes a display unit configured to display a pointer and a controller configured to differently control a motion of the pointer corresponding to a moving distance of a pointing part depending on a distance from the pointing part inputting a gesture command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soungsoo Park, Hyounghwa Yoon
  • Patent number: 9772679
    Abstract: Object tracking for device input can be improved by utilizing various tracking parameters to correlate objects between analyzed image frames. In some embodiments, relatively low resolution infrared cameras can be used for object tracking, in order to conserve resources on the device. Intensity segmentation can be used to identify potential objects of interest to be analyzed in captured image data. One or more tracking parameters, such as size, shape, and/or distance, can be specified for each of the objects in order to correlate objects between images. The correlations can be ranked by confidence or other such metrics in order to improve overall accuracy. Tracking data can also be stored for a period of time such that objects that are not clearly distinguishable for a while but then reappear can again be correlated with objects from earlier images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Schiewe