Gesture-based Patents (Class 715/863)
  • Patent number: 10708455
    Abstract: An operation input device includes a display processing portion, a setting processing portion, and a notification processing portion. The display processing portion displays an operation icon made to correspond to a predetermined process on a display portion. The setting processing portion sets an operation restricting area in which a touch operation on the display portion is restricted. The notification processing portion notifies, by voice, the operation icon partially or completely overlapped with the operation restricting area set by the setting processing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hayato Minamide
  • Patent number: 10702777
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display screen, and computing hardware to execute a software product. Executing the software product results in generating and rendering a graphical user interface on the display screen to facilitate user interaction. The graphical user interface, when rendered, presents one or more graphical objects, a pointer object configured to be movable over one or more of the one or more graphical objects, and configured to invoke a menu list containing one or more user selectable options as the pointer object is clicked or tapped over the one or more of the one or more of the graphical objects. A user selectable option is selected the pointer object swipes a touch sensitive object and the software product can maintain an effect corresponding to the selected option to be applied to the graphical objects and enable a change in status of the graphical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Supercell Oy
    Inventors: Timur Haussila, Touko Tahkokallio, Mikko Hokkanen
  • Patent number: 10698495
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes intelligent gesture controlled security systems. A security system acts as a gateway between a user and a restricted area, whether physical or electronic. One gesture controlled security system includes a camera capable of monitoring a real time gesture, a memory operable to store data, a locking assembly having a locked state and an unlocked state, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the locking assembly, and the camera. The processor is operable to utilize the camera to detect a gesture, store the detected gesture in the memory, compare the detected gesture to a stored gesture, and only upon determining that the real time gesture is within a predetermined threshold of the stored gesture, causing the locking assembly to change from the locked state to the unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Newtonoid Technologies, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Fielding B. Staton, David Strumpf
  • Patent number: 10698603
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and systems that enable a smartphone-based radar system facilitating ease and accuracy of user interactions with displayed objects in an augmented-reality interface. The techniques and systems use a radar field to accurately determine three-dimensional (3D) gestures that can be used to interact with augmented-reality (AR) objects that are presented on a display of an electronic device, such as a smartphone. These techniques allow the user to make 3D gestures from a distance—the user does not have to hold the electronic device steady while touching the screen and the gestures do not obstruct the user's view of the AR objects presented on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo Giusti, Ivan Poupyrev, Patrick M. Amihood
  • Patent number: 10698653
    Abstract: For selecting multimodal elements, a method is disclosed that includes receiving a coarse-grained indication indicating a coarse-grained portion of an electronic document, receiving an audio signal comprising a fine-grained indication indicating a fine-grained portion of the coarse-grained portion and a command to be performed on the fine-grained portion, and executing the command on the fine-grained portion in response to receiving the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Antoine Roland Raux, Akshay Chandrashekaran
  • Patent number: 10691429
    Abstract: A method for creating a wireframe model for a user interface. A computer identifies an image on a user interface. The computer performs image recognition to identify objects and text within the image. The computer creates a digital widget model based on the step of performing image recognition. The computer delivers digital widget output to a user experience designer for editing, wherein the digital widget output is based on the step of creating. The computer stores edits made by the user experience designer in a historical records database and the wireframe model design is finalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Ananthapur Bache, Jhilam Bera, Vijay Ekambaram, Saravanan Sadacharam
  • Patent number: 10691075
    Abstract: A timepiece includes one or more processors; and a display unit controlled by the one or more processors. The one or more processors perform: obtaining a clock hand image; obtaining positional information indicating a location of the timepiece; and controlling the display unit to display a map image that includes the location of the timepiece and to display the clock hand image superimposed onto the map image in such a rotated manner as to indicate a time, a center of rotation of the clock hand image being set at the location of the timepiece in the map image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10691298
    Abstract: A side menu displaying method and apparatus and a terminal, which relate to the terminal field. The method includes receiving a sliding operation of sliding starting from a side of a screen; detecting whether the sliding operation meets a predefined condition, where the predefined condition includes that a sliding speed of the sliding operation is greater than a preset threshold, and an end position of the sliding operation is not within a preset false touch area; and displaying a side menu corresponding to the side of the screen if a detection result is that the sliding operation meets the predefined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenyong Zhang, Zhangquan Zhao
  • Patent number: 10684751
    Abstract: A display method including the steps of displaying document data and/or content data including a plurality of objects, controlling an arrangement position of a translucent focus area on a display unit, where the focus area is provided to make the object enter a selection state, detecting a position on the display unit, where a user contacts the display unit at the position, and moving the focus area as the contact position is moved when the detected arrangement position of the focus area is approximately equivalent to the detected contact position is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ken Miyashita, Tatsushi Nashida, Kouichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10684758
    Abstract: The unified system for bimanual interactions provides a lightweight and integrated interface that allows the user to efficiently interact with and manipulate content in the user interface. The system is configured to detect a multi-finger interaction on the touchscreen and to differentiate whether the user intends to pan, zoom or frame a portion of the user interface. Generally, the framing interaction is identified by detection of the user's thumb and forefinger on the touchscreen, which cooperate to define a focus area between vectors extending outwards from the user's thumb and forefinger. Upon a determination that the user intends to interact with or manipulate content within the focus area, the unified system for bimanual interactions provides an indication of the objects that are located within the focus area and contextual menus for interacting with the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Hinckley, Michel Pahud, William Arthur Stewart Buxton, Haijun Xia
  • Patent number: 10678326
    Abstract: The large display interaction implementations described herein combine mobile devices with people tracking to enable new interactions including making a non-touch-sensitive display touch-sensitive and allowing personalized interactions with the display. One implementation tracks one or more mobile computing device users relative to a large computer-driven display, and configures content displayed on the display based on a distance a given mobile computing device user is from the display. Another implementation personalizes user interactions with a large display. One or more mobile computing device users are tracked relative to a display. The identity of each of the one or more mobile computing device users is obtained. Content displayed on the display is configured based on a distance an identified mobile computing device user is from the display and the identity of the user that provides the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Yinpeng Chen, Sasa Junuzovic, Zhengyou Zhang, Zicheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10671212
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a system, method, and computer program product are provided, where one embodiment involves a non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer instructions that; when executed by at least one processor of a mobile device including a touch screen, and a memory, and an actuator coupled to the at least one processor; cause the mobile device to: display indicia associated with an application, utilizing the touch screen; when a first duration of a touch being applied to the touch screen is detected as ceasing in connection with the indicia, perform an operation; when a second duration of the touch, that is different than the first duration of the touch, being applied to the touch screen is detected in connection with the indicia after the first duration is detected without the ceasing, output feedback that is perceptible by touch, utilizing the actuator; when the second duration of the touch being applied to the touch screen is detected in connection with the indicia after the first d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10671031
    Abstract: A method of detecting a hand-to-mouth (HMG) gesture with an e-vaping device includes detecting movements of the e-vaping device; generating quaternions based on the detected movements; generating movement features based on the generated quaternions; applying the generated movement features to a classifier; and determining whether the detected movements correspond to an HMG based on an output of the classifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Eric Hawes, Raymond Lau, Terry Bache, Niall Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10664097
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided for displaying a plurality of user interface elements on a display including a first user interface element and a second user interface element; detecting a first contact moving across the display; and, while the first contact is detected moving across the display: moving the first user interface element in a first direction on the display at a first speed; and moving the second user interface element in the first direction on the display at a second speed greater than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656759
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device including a display and a touch interface: display, utilizing the display, a graphical user interface including: a first object at a first location on the graphical user interface, and a second object at a second location on the graphical user interface; while the graphical user interface is displayed, detect, utilizing the touch interface, a gesture that starts at a third location on the graphical user interface that is different from both the first location and the second location on the graphical user interface; while the graphical user interface is displayed after the gesture is detected to start at the third location on the graphical user interface, detect, utilizing the touch interface, a movement of the gesture; and in response to detection, utilizing the touch interface, of the movement of the gesture, change at least one aspect of the second object, while not changing the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656756
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided, comprising: a non-transitory memory storing instructions and a plurality of applications; a touch screen; and one or more processors in communication with the non-transitory memory and the touch screen, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to cause the apparatus to: present a particular object utilizing the touch screen; detect a contact being detected on the touch screen on the particular object; in the event that a first duration of the contact is detected on the touch screen on the particular object, perform an operation; and in the event that a second duration of the contact is detected on the touch screen on the particular object where the second duration is greater than the first duration, perform another operation; wherein the apparatus is configured to present, utilizing the touch screen, a setting interface, where the one or more processors execute the instructions to also cause the apparatus to: detect, utilizing the setting interfa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656752
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided for displaying, on a display, a first user interface that includes one or more selectable user interface objects; detecting that an input on a touch-sensitive surface, which is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a respective user interface object of the one or more selectable user interface objects, is in a first touch state; in response to detecting a cessation of the input while the input is in the first touch state, displaying information associated with the respective user interface object; detecting that the input on the touch-sensitive surface, which is at the location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the respective user interface object of the one or more selectable user interface objects, is in a second touch state; in response to detecting that the input is in the second touch state, blurring or shading at least a portion of the first user interface; and in response to detecting that the input is in the second touch stat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10652515
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an apparatus may include a determination unit configured to determine a first spatial position of a portion of an operating tool disposed within a threshold distance of a surface of the determination unit. The first spatial position may be determined relative to the determination unit surface in a depth direction. The apparatus may also include a control unit configured to generate a first signal to display a stereoscopic image to a user at a first display position. The first display position may be disposed within a predetermined distance of the first spatial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuro Noda
  • Patent number: 10650170
    Abstract: A method for fingerprint unlocking is provided. Fingerprint information for an application to be unlocked is acquired, where the fingerprint information is fingerprint ridges. The fingerprint information that is the fingerprint ridges is compared with preset fingerprint information. A display page of the application to be unlocked is refreshed in parallel with comparing the fingerprint information with the preset fingerprint information. A refreshed display page of the application to be unlocked is displayed, when the fingerprint information matches the preset fingerprint information. When the fingerprint information does not match the preset fingerprint information, the display page of the application to be unlocked is stopped to be refreshed. A terminal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10643390
    Abstract: A head mounted display includes an image display section, an acquisition section that acquires information on a real space, and a control section that causes the image display section to form a virtual image containing a virtual object that is an object that does not exist in the real space. The control section analyzes the acquired information on the real space to determine a reference plane that is a flat plane that is present in the real space and satisfies a predetermined condition and changes the virtual object visually recognized by the user based on the reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yutaka Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 10642483
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a quick screen splitting method, apparatus, and electronic device, a display user interface (UI), and a storage medium, and relate to the electronic field. The method includes: detecting, by a portable electronic device, a knuckle touch gesture acting on a touch-sensitive surface of the portable electronic device, and splitting, by the portable electronic device, a UI into at least two display areas in response to the knuckle touch gesture. The knuckle touch gesture includes a knuckle touch action that occurs when a touch-sensitive surface grid capacitance generated by the knuckle touch action acting on the touch-sensitive surface is within a first preset capacitance range, a quantity of non-zero capacitance grids is less than a preset value, and a Z-axis direction acceleration signal is within the first preset acceleration range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Wang, Jie Xu
  • Patent number: 10642484
    Abstract: A display device includes a display section, a display control section, a touch panel, a gesture acceptance section, and a processing section. The display control section allows a screen of the display section to display an icon within which a plurality of regions are provided. The gesture acceptance section determines, upon acceptance of a user's gesture on an icon, on which of the regions within the icon the user's gesture has been performed. When the gesture acceptance section accepts the user's gesture on the icon, the processing section executes processing that is related to a function associated with the icon and corresponds to the region on which the gesture has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Naoto Hanada
  • Patent number: 10642481
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a gesture-based interaction method and interaction apparatus, and a user equipment. The method comprising: acquiring touch information corresponding to a touch event on a touch sensing surface; and in response to that determining the touch event according to the touch information meets at least one set condition, performing an operation corresponding to the touch event, wherein the at least one set condition comprises: a first touch by a first finger on the touch sensing surface comprises a fingertip touch and a finger joint touch that occur in order. Technical solutions of the embodiments of the present application enrich a manner for interacting with an electronic device having a touch sensing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Du, Ying Hu
  • Patent number: 10635294
    Abstract: An electronic device displays an application switching user interface. The device, while displaying the application switching user interface, detects a touch gesture by a contact. In response to the touch gesture: if the touch gesture includes movement by the contact in a first direction and started at a location that corresponds to an application representation corresponding to a respective application, the device closes the respective application; and, if the touch gesture includes movement by the contact in the first direction and started at a location that corresponds a predefined region in the application switching user interface that is outside of the representations of respective applications, the device ceases to display the application switching user interface and displays an application launching user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Brandon M. Walkin, Shubham Kedia
  • Patent number: 10628675
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and processes for performing skeleton detection and tracking via client-server communication. In one example, a server transmits a skeleton detection message that includes position data for a skeleton representing the structure of an object depicted in a first video frame in a raw video stream at a client device. Based on the initial position data, a processor identifies intervening position data for the skeleton in one or more intervening video frames that are temporally located after the first video frame in the raw video stream. A filtered video stream is then presented by altering the raw video stream based at least in part on the first position data and the intervening position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Matteo Munaro, Abhishek Kar, Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Krunal Ketan Chande, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10627912
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a process execution unit configured to execute process relating to a user's gesture recognized on a basis of information from a sensor. The process execution unit determines, during a period after the gesture has been recognized, whether or not there is an input of operation information based on a user's operation, and the process execution unit refrains from executing the process relating to the recognized gesture when there is an input of the operation information during the period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryu Aoyama, Tomoo Mizukami, Yoji Hirose, Kei Takahashi, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10620819
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a display, a sensor to sense a touch on the display, a communicator, a storage configured to store matching information on which the display apparatus and at least one input source each match different touch types and a processor configured to, if it is identified that a touch type of the touch sensed by the sensor corresponds to a specific external input source based on the stored matching information, control the communicator to transmit information corresponding to the sensed touch to the specific external input source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye-won Lee, Du-seong Kang, Sung-won Cho
  • Patent number: 10620689
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device with lower power consumption is provided. The electronic device includes a display device and a touch sensor. In the case where the touch sensor senses no touch, the touch sensor is brought into a resting state or operated so as to perform a sensing operation at a reduced drive frequency. Also in the case where the touch sensor constantly senses touches and an image on the display device is not changed, the touch sensor is brought into the resting state or operated so as to perform the sensing operation at a reduced drive frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Iwaki, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10623845
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for gesture control are presented. One example includes indicating, based on information from a first audio input signal, a presence of an object in proximity to a microphone, and increasing a volume level in response to the indicating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lae-Hoon Kim, Dongmei Wang, Fatemeh Saki, Erik Visser, Anne Katrin Konertz, Sharon Kaziunas, Shuhua Zhang, Cheng-Yu Hung
  • Patent number: 10618773
    Abstract: A device for controlling an operation of an elevator by using a monitor comprises: a monitor, which is installed on a wall surface of a cage of an elevator, a surface of a door of the elevator, or a wall surface of a building next to the door of the elevator, displays various buttons including a start button, an emergency button, and floor buttons controlling an operation of the elevator, and includes an embedded speaker; two pin cameras positioned at upper left and right sides of the monitor, respectively; and a controller, which controls operations of the various buttons of the monitor, an operation of the pin camera, and the operation of the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: II Shik Yoon
  • Patent number: 10606470
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method, a movement of an object on or near the touch screen display is detected. In response to detecting the movement, an electronic document displayed on the touch screen display is translated in a first direction. If an edge of the electronic document is reached while translating the electronic document in the first direction while the object is still detected on or near the touch screen display, an area beyond the edge of the document is displayed. After the object is no longer detected on or near the touch screen display, the document is translated in a second direction until the area beyond the edge of the document is no longer displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventor: Bas Ording
  • Patent number: 10606396
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods are provided at an apparatus including at least one non-transitory memory storing a plurality of applications, a touch screen, and one or more processors in communication with the at least one non-transitory memory and the touch screen. The methods include various operations that are performed based on a contact or gesture duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10599266
    Abstract: An inspection device for a touch panel inspects the touch panel which is provided in a display unit. The inspection device is equipped with an operation position display control unit configured to display on the display unit an operation position that is touched by a user, a detection unit configured to detect a detection position depending on a touch operation made by the user with respect to the touch panel, and a positional relationship display control unit configured to display on the display unit positional relationship information indicating a positional relationship between the operation position and the detection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuhiro Uchiyama, Junpei Maruyama, Akimasa Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10599920
    Abstract: An imaging system includes one or more cameras, a display and processing system. The system can include a processor for receiving image data sets to generate combined images of the field of view and a magnified stabilized portion. Various embodiments emulate a digital magnifier or digital mirror applications. In some implementations, the processor can employ the captured images to detect one or more objects of interest (e.g., one or more objects moving within the field of view), in particular the object being magnified, the users' hand and fingers, along with gestures and held tools to affect the acquisition, tracking and magnification of the active work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Mojaver
  • Patent number: 10592735
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes a processor, and a memory to store data used by the processor, wherein the processor is operative to detect a personalized content request or a personalized content capture attempt from at least one image of a video captured by a camera of a collaboration end-point during a collaboration event, visually identify a participant making the personalized content request or the personalized content capture attempt based on an image of the participant in the at least one image, and issue an instruction to send a content item or a link to the content item to a personalized collaboration space of the identified participant, the content item being a response to the personalized content request or the personalized content capture attempt. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiujun Zhao, Bingjun Lyu, Qunfeng Chai, Lianqi You, Damien McCoy
  • Patent number: 10592016
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base member having a touch area defined inside a first closed-shape, the first closed-shape being a first imaginary line, and a peripheral area disposed adjacent to the touch area and defined outside the first closed-shape, and a touch sensor including a plurality of patterns disposed in the touch area to sense a touch from outside and a driving line disposed in the peripheral area and connected to a pattern disposed adjacent to the first closed-shape. The touch area includes a first area defined inside a second closed-shape being a second imaginary line defined in the touch area, and a second area defined outside the second closed-shape and surrounded by the first closed-shape, and an edge pattern disposed in the second area having an area substantially equal to or greater than approximately one-half of an area of a center pattern disposed in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeongkyu Jeon, Hyungchul Kim, Jungmok Park, Heewoong Park
  • Patent number: 10592039
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device is provided for: displaying, on a display, a plurality of active applications; detecting, on a touch interface, a first-orientation gesture on at least one of the active applications; in response to the detection of the first-orientation gesture on the at least one of the active applications, performing a first operation including moving multiple of the active applications; detecting, on the touch interface, a second-orientation gesture on one or more of the active applications; in response to the detection of the second-orientation gesture on the one or more of the active applications, performing a second operation; detecting, on the touch interface, a particular gesture on a particular one of the active applications; after the detection of the particular gesture on the particular one of the active applications, performing different operations, that are different from the first and second operations, based on a duration of the particular gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10591999
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention disclose a hand gesture recognition method, device, system, and computer storage medium; a hand gesture recognition method disclosed in the present invention comprising: a hand gesture recognition device publishing in a network a list of supported hand gestures and/or a list of instructions corresponding to said supported hand gestures. Another hand gesture recognition method disclosed by the present invention comprises: a hand gesture recognition control device obtaining by means of a network a list of hand gestures supported by a hand gesture recognition device, and/or a list of instructions corresponding to said supported hand gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haijun Liu
  • Patent number: 10585490
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide approaches for controlling inadvertent inputs to a mobile device. Specifically, at least one approach includes: detecting an operating mode of a mobile device by determining if a user is currently interacting with the mobile device; detecting an operating environment of the mobile device; receiving an input resulting from a physical gesture to an input area of a mobile device; comparing the input to a past history of inputs received by the mobile device; and determining whether the physical gesture is intended by the user based on the operating mode of the mobile device, the operating environment of the mobile device, and the past history of inputs (e.g., per device application). In one approach, an input controller selects logic to be applied in processing gestures based on a combination of user customization, interaction history, and environment characteristics. The selected logic is applied to subsequent gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Andrew R. Jones, Brian M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10585582
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for disambiguating touch interactions is disclosed. Specifically, a plurality of touch events may be received from an input device. The touch events may each occur at a relative time and location with respect to the other touch events. Based at least on the relative locations and relative times of each touch event, a predetermined number of touch events may be grouped into combinations of touch events. For example, touch events may be grouped together into a first and second touch event set based on a largest time difference between consecutive touch events. An action may be determined based at least on the first touch event set. Accordingly, the first touch event set may be disambiguated from other touch interactions and an associated action may be selected from a broader set of possible actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Pawel Jurzak, Maciej Kucia
  • Patent number: 10579210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display control method, a display control device and a terminal. The display control method includes: arranging, in a gap area between application icons on a terminal screen, an application icon not present on a current menu page of the terminal or an application icon not present on each of all the menu pages of the terminal. The present invention fully utilizes the gap area between the application icons to arrange specific application icons, and by means of a change mode or a specific gesture operation, the handover between hiding and display is realized, thereby enriching the display control modes of the application icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENTIFIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xueying Jing
  • Patent number: 10579213
    Abstract: A method includes presenting a UI of a first application on a screen of a computing device and detecting a user input. For example, the detected user input may be an input tracing a continuous path on the screen of the computing device, and the path may include a first gesture extending from a first location to a second location on the screen followed by a second gesture extending from the second location to a third location on the screen. In response to detecting the first gesture, the computing device may display an interactive menu of the first application, the interactive menu comprising a plurality of menu options. In response to the detecting the second gesture, the computing device may identify one of the menu options. In response to detecting user input indicating completion of the second gesture, the computing device may determine the selection of the identified menu option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Brendan Benjamin Aronoff
  • Patent number: 10573049
    Abstract: An intuitive interface may allow users of a computing device (e.g., children, etc.) to create imaginary three dimensional (3D) objects of any shape using body gestures performed by the users as a primary or only input. A user may make motions while in front of an imaging device that senses movement of the user. The interface may allow first-person and/or third person interaction during creation of objects, which may map a body of a user to a body of an object presented by a display. In an example process, the user may start by scanning an arbitrary body gesture into an initial shape of an object. Next, the user may perform various gestures using his body, which may result in various edits to the object. After the object is completed, the object may be animated, possibly based on movements of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Xiang Cao, Yang Liu, Teng Han, Takaaki Shiratori, Nobuyuki Umetani, Yupeng Zhang, Xin Tong, Zhimin Ren
  • Patent number: 10573044
    Abstract: Saliency-based collage generation techniques are described. A collage generation module is executed by a computing device and receives multiple digital images. The collage generation module then generates multiple saliency maps from the digital images that describe a visual saliency of respective pixels in the digital images. The saliency maps are then used by the collage generation module to fit bounding boxes to portions of the digital images that are considered salient. Collage candidates are generated by the collage generation module based on predefined layouts and the bounding boxes that are fit the portions of the digital images. The collage generation module then selects at least one collage from these collage candidates for output to a user based on the determined amounts of deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Shailendra Singh Rathore, Anmol Dhawan
  • Patent number: 10573141
    Abstract: A security system (10) includes an image information acquisition unit (11) that acquires input image information on an image taken of a person in a store, a tracking unit (12) that tracks an action of a hand of the person based on the input image information, and a suspicious action detection unit (13) that detects a suspicious action of the person based on the tracked action of the hand. A security system, a security method, and a security program capable of accurately detecting a suspicious action are thereby provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kaoru Uchida, Nobuyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10551408
    Abstract: A motion detecting device including an input section to which acceleration signals, that express accelerations of respective axes of three axes of a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system, are respectively inputted; and a motion detecting section that sets each of plural axes, that include two different axes that are selected from among the three axes, as a designated axis in a predetermined order, and outputs a motion detection signal if it is judged that directions of motion, that are detected on the basis of the acceleration signals of the respective axes that were inputted to the input section, are directions of respective designated axes that have been set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junpei Sato
  • Patent number: 10551936
    Abstract: A gesture control system includes a processor, the processor in communication with a plurality of sensors. The processor is configured to perform the steps of detecting, using the plurality of sensors, a gesture in a volume occupied by a plurality of occupants, analyzing a prior knowledge to associate the gesture with one of the plurality of occupants, and generating an output, the output being determined by the gesture and the one of the plurality of occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Yamamoto, Matt Conway, Graeme Asher, Matt McElvogue, Churu Yun, Tarek El Dokor, Josh King, James E. Holmes, Jordan Cluster
  • Patent number: 10545580
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present application discloses a 3D interaction method, device, computer equipment and storage medium. The method comprises the steps of acquiring motion trail data of a gesture; identifying hand joint position information of the gesture based on the motion trail data; identifying a trigger as a corresponding trigger gesture to realize an interaction operation in an interactive interface based on stay or movement of the hand joint position information within a preset time, wherein the gesture is within an acquisition scope of non-contact gesture control equipment. Thus, the usability of non-contact gesture recognition is improved and the misjudgment rate is reduced with higher operational fluency, better compatibility and improved user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN STARFIELD INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yantao Yang, Ting Zhang, Junqing Fang, Ting Cao
  • Patent number: 10546310
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to systems, methods, and apparatus for assessing consumer perception of business features, such as brands, products, and services. A graphical user interface presents a consumer with a prime associated with the business feature. The graphical user interface presents a target to be sorted by the consumer. An instruction from the consumer is received (via a user input device) to sort the target into a bin presented on the graphical user interface. Consumer response data associated with the instruction from the consumer is generated and, based on the consumer response data, the consumer's perception of the business feature is assessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sentient Decision Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Ashley Reid, Clinton Lee Taylor
  • Patent number: 10540039
    Abstract: A method is performed at an electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts. The method includes displaying, on the display, a user interface for an application; detecting an edge input that includes detecting a change in a characteristic intensity of a contact proximate to an edge of the touch-sensitive surface; and, in response to detecting the edge input: in accordance with a determination that the edge input meets system-gesture criteria, performing an operation that is independent of the application, wherein: the system-gesture criteria include intensity criteria; the system-gesture criteria include a location criterion that is met when the intensity criteria for the contact are met while the contact is within a first region relative to the touch-sensitive surface; and the first region relative to the touch-sensitive surface is determined based on one or more characteristics of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith