Gesture-based Patents (Class 715/863)
  • Patent number: 11119726
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to transitioning a computing device between operating modes according to whether the computing device is suitably oriented for received non-audio related gestures. For instance, the user can attach a portable computing device to a docking station of a vehicle and, while in transit, wave their hand near the portable computing device in order to invoke the automated assistant. Such action by the user can be detected by a proximity sensor and/or any other device capable of determining a context of the portable computing device and/or an interest of the user in invoking the automated assistant. In some implementations location, orientation, and/or motion of the portable computing device can be detected and used in combination with an output of the proximity sensor to determine whether to invoke the automated assistant in response to an input gesture from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Haywai Chan
  • Patent number: 11113379
    Abstract: Provided are an unlocking method and a virtual reality device, including displaying A candidate icons, the A candidate icons including M password icons related to latest operations; in response to an operation of selecting an unlocking icon from the A candidate icons, acquiring the selected unlocking icon; and performing an unlocking operation according to the selected unlocking icon and the M password icons related to the latest operations. According to the unlocking method and apparatus provided by the embodiments of the present invention, by setting password icons related to latest operations, passwords can be updated in real time, so that the passwords are not easy to crack, and it is unnecessary to repeatedly and manually set the passwords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GOERTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11112875
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for gesture-based control of a device in a multi-user environment are described. The methods prioritize users or gestures based on a predetermined priority ruleset. A first-user-in-time ruleset prioritizes gestures based on when in time they were begun by a user in the camera FOV. An action-hierarchy ruleset prioritizes gestures based on the actions they correspond to, and the relative positions of those actions within an action hierarchy. A designated-master-user ruleset prioritizes gestures performed by an explicitly designated master user. Methods for designating a new master user and for providing gesture-control-related user feedback in a multi-user environment are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Zhou, Mona Hosseinkhani Loorak, Gaganpreet Singh, Xiu Yi, Juwei Lu, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 11112867
    Abstract: A method and system for, at an electronic device with one or more processors, presenting a media content item on an electronic display. The electronic device detects a user action with a respective portion of the media content item, wherein the user action does not include explicit selection of the respective portion of the media content item. In response to detection of the user action, the electronic device identifying additional content to present based on the content included in the portion of the respective portion of the media content item. The electronic device then simultaneously presents the additional content and the media content item on the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11107265
    Abstract: A head-mounted display comprises a display device and an outward-facing depth camera. A storage machine comprises instructions executable by a logic machine to present one or more virtual objects on the display device, to receive information from the depth camera about an environment, and to determine a position of the head-mounted display within the environment. Based on the position of the head-mounted display, a position of a joint of a user's arm is inferred. Based on the information received from the depth camera, a position of a user's hand is determined. A ray is cast from a portion of the user's hand based on the position of the joint of the user's arm and the position of the user's hand. Responsive to the ray intersecting with one or more control points of a virtual object, the user is provided with an indication that the virtual object is being targeted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Kai Tang, Julia Schwarz, Jason Michael Ray, Sophie Stellmach, Thomas Matthew Gable, Casey Leon Meekhof, Nahil Tawfik Sharkasi, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Ramiro S. Torres, Kevin John Appel, Jamie Bryant Kirschenbaum
  • Patent number: 11099732
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for form operation on a mobile terminal. An exemplary method may include detecting an input hand gesture on a screen, and acquiring a trajectory of the input hand gesture. The method may also include matching the acquired trajectory of the input hand gesture with the hand gestures in correspondence in accordance with the hand-gesture comparison rules. The correspondence between hand gestures, hand-gesture comparison rules, and form operations is preset. The method may further include triggering a corresponding form operation if the matching is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qin Zhu
  • Patent number: 11099706
    Abstract: An information handling system enhanced user interface distinguishes native operating system touch inputs from enhance touch gestures based upon context, such as the number and types of displays interfaced with the information handling system. Enhanced touch gestures include multi-finger touches with symmetrical movement that command start events, move events and end events to interact with content at plural displays through touches at one of the plural displays, such as moving windows, selecting an active window, minimizing windows, maximizing content of one window and restoring minimized content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hari J. Iyer, Fernando L. Guerrero
  • Patent number: 11099647
    Abstract: Among other things, first signals are received representing manipulation of a physical feature of a physical device by one or more fingers of a hand of a user. Second signals are received representing tissue electrical activity indicative of and occurring prior to the manipulation. The first signals and the second signals are processed to identify the occurrence of the manipulation. A control signal is sent to a game or other application with which the user is interacting. The control signal corresponds to the identified occurrence of the manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Pison Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dexter W. Ang, David O Cipoletta, Michael P. Kowalczyk
  • Patent number: 11093124
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for operating an electronic device are provided. A user input is received to edit at least one object. A first page and a plurality of thumbnail images are displayed. A drag input is detected on an object. When the drag input is directed toward a first area, the object is displayed in the first area and a representation of a first thumbnail image is changed to correspond to the object displayed in the first area. When the drag input is directed toward a second area, the object is moved to the second page, the representation of the first thumbnail image is changed to correspond to moving the object to the second page, and a representation of a second thumbnail image is changed to correspond to moving the object to the second page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: In-Won Jong, Chang-Mo Yang, Yun Jegal
  • Patent number: 11093775
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains image data and a recognition result, the image data being data obtained by digitizing a document including plural areas in one document, the recognition result being a result obtained by recognizing the image data, and a control unit that performs control to display an area image corresponding to each of the plural areas in the image data obtained by the obtaining unit and an area recognition result corresponding to each of the plural areas in the recognition result in accordance with a display mode predetermined according to a degree of necessity of a confirming operation corresponding to each of the plural areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Shintaro Nishioka
  • Patent number: 11087325
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments describe a system for completing a transaction using an electronic transaction card by receiving, from a user device executing a software application, a selection of a first account function associated with a financial transaction; determining that the account function requires user verification; detecting, via a motion detection component, a motion pattern performed on the electronic transaction card by the user; authenticating an identity of the user, by the electronic transaction card, based on the detected motion pattern; and completing, by the user device, the financial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, Tyler Locke, James Zarakas, Adam Koeppel
  • Patent number: 11080937
    Abstract: The technology disclosed can provide capabilities to view and/or interact with the real world to the user of a wearable (or portable) device using a sensor configured to capture motion and/or determining the path of an object based on imaging, acoustic or vibrational waves. Implementations can enable improved user experience, greater safety, greater functionality to users of virtual reality for machine control and/or machine communications applications using wearable (or portable) devices, e.g., head mounted devices (HMDs), wearable goggles, watch computers, smartphones, and so forth, or mobile devices, e.g., autonomous and semi-autonomous robots, factory floor material handling systems, autonomous mass-transit vehicles, automobiles (human or machine driven), and so forth, equipped with suitable sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventor: David S. Holz
  • Patent number: 11079895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, Machine Type Communication (MTC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, and technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method of providing a user interface (UI) by an electronic device is provided. The method includes displaying a control UI, receiving a first drag input via the displayed control UI, and, when a direction of the first drag input corresponds to a first direction, displaying a cursor UI at a preset location. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a UI through which an electronic device can easily receive a user input may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dohy Hong, Kyungwhoon Cheun, Jisung Oh, Kiseok Lee, Dongjoo Choi
  • Patent number: 11079995
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device displays and allows user interaction with content on multiple displays. In some embodiments, an electronic device displays three-dimensional content using coordinated views on multiple displays. In some embodiments, an electronic device shares content while displaying a video conferencing user interface. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates the display or keeping private of content on multiple displays. In some embodiments, an electronic device facilitates the display of information from applications using a shared graphical input coordinate space. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents indications of notifications. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents representations of items of content that are related to content presented on the one or more electronic devices. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents user interfaces including a soft keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Steven Hulbert, Madeleine Cordier, Seung Wook Kim, Brigit E. Lamberson, Gemma Roper, Max L. L. McCarthy, Mikael Silvanto
  • Patent number: 11068071
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to automatically interpreting a gesture of a control object in a three dimensional sensor space by sensing a movement of the control object in the three dimensional sensor space, sensing orientation of the control object, defining a control plane tangential to a surface of the control object and interpreting the gesture based on whether the movement of the control object is more normal to the control plane or more parallel to the control plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventors: Isaac Cohen, David S. Holz, Maxwell Sills
  • Patent number: 11067978
    Abstract: The present invention enables a user to accurately perform operation when the user operates a touch panel of a terminal to control propulsion of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu Nagashima, Yuki Matsushita, Kenta Yasutomo
  • Patent number: 11052312
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium including program instructions, a method of controlling a game, and an information processing device make a game more amusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nishikawa, Tomoya Yuki, Yuya Komaba
  • Patent number: 11054269
    Abstract: An interactive digital map of a geographic area is provided via a user interface of a user device, with the currently visible portion of the interactive digital map visible within a viewport. The viewport is repositioned from an initial position on the digital map to a target position on the digital map along a trajectory in accordance with one or more user commands. For different positions on the trajectory of the viewport, navigation directions to a geographic location near a center of the viewport are automatically retrieved, without receiving commands via the user interface to obtain navigation directions to the geographic location. The navigation directions having a first and second levels of detail are retrieved for a first and second points on the trajectory, respectively, the first level of detail including less information than the second level of detail. The navigation directions are displayed via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Haroon Baig, Petr Pajas
  • Patent number: 11054986
    Abstract: An apparatus including a touch screen is provided. The apparatus includes the touch screen to display a first window for executing a first application and a second window for executing a second application, and a controller to detect whether a display change event for changing a screen display occurs in at least one of the first window and the second window, and to analyze the display change event in order to rotate a display direction of the at least one of the first window and the second window in which the display change event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Won Sun, Kang-Tae Kim, Eun-Young Kim, Chul-Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 11042239
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device, which is configured to inhibit an unintended operation of a user from being erroneously detected when a flick operation is performed on a curved touch panel. An operation content including a direction of a flick performed with a finger on a curved front surface of a touch panel is detected, and a curvature ratio of the front surface corresponding to the detected direction is acquired. Further, a flick threshold value using a curvature ratio as a parameter is determined, and characteristics of the detected operation content are quantified as a flick score. Then, through comparison between the flick threshold value and the flick score, it is judged whether or not a touch operation is the flick operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11042290
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying a trajectory on a touch screen solves many limitations that the stylus and the gesture operation currently subjected to in the operation state of the touch screen. For example, due to the chaotic operation caused by the stylus and the gesture operation, it is difficult to distinguish the actual operation attributes such that the operation is too cumbersome and not straightforward, resulting in the technical problem of low user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING KINGSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE, INC., ZHUHAI KINGSOFT OFFICE SOFTWARE CO., LTD, GUANGZHOU KINGSOFT MOBILE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Juan Hu, Lanhua Huang
  • Patent number: 11042343
    Abstract: A portable information terminal includes an imaging unit that captures a storage location image displayed on a display device to acquire information indicating a storage location in a storage device, a display panel including a display screen that displays a data image and a display device image indicating the display device, and a manipulation detection unit that detects, on the display screen, a manipulation of moving the data image toward the display device image. The portable information terminal stores data in the storage location when the manipulation detection unit detects the manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sakuma
  • Patent number: 11036348
    Abstract: In implementations of user interaction determination within a webinar system, a computing device implements a webinar system that exposes interactive elements on user devices during a webinar and monitors device interactions reflecting user interactions with webinar content on the user devices. The webinar system determines amounts of user interaction based on the device interactions, and can output the interactive elements based on the device interactions. The webinar system can receive user responses to the interactive elements, and maintain a pipeline that assigns levels to the users based on the user responses and the interactive elements. Users are determined as sales leads based on the levels for the users in the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ajay Jain, Sanjeev Tagra, Sachin Soni, Eric Andrew Kienle
  • Patent number: 11030645
    Abstract: Non-transitory computer-readable media, systems, apparatus, and computer-implemented methods are described herein for facilitation of generation and selective provision of a modular advertising unit over a plurality of communication channels to a plurality of end user computing devices. In various embodiments, the modular advertising unit comprising may include a first graphic configured to be operable by a user with an end user computing device to reveal, in place of at least a portion of the first graphic, a second graphic to the user. In various embodiments, the modular advertising unit may also include instructions configured to cause the end user computing device, in response to execution of the instructions by the end user computing device, to automatically provide a report, to the computing device or another computing device associated with an advertising entity, about operation of the first graphic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ZEMBULA, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Jenkin Haydock
  • Patent number: 11020659
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium including program instructions, a method of controlling a game, and an information processing device make a game more amusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Nishikawa, Tomoya Yuki, Yuya Komaba
  • Patent number: 11023102
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a digital experience system that non-intrusively obtains valuable user feedback by strategically prompting users for feedback during a user's journey of a digital content experience. For example, in one or more embodiments, the digital experience system detects when various discrete touchpoints are triggered throughout a user's journey. In response to detection a triggered touchpoint, the digital experience system can provide the user with a prompt from a template of prompts. In this manner, the digital experience system can receive valuable and meaningful feedback from users without disrupting the user's digital content experience. Indeed, the digital experience system enhances the content experience for the user by providing prompts to the user throughout the user's journey of the content experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: QUALTRICS, LLC
    Inventor: Ali BaderEddin
  • Patent number: 11016628
    Abstract: Electronic devices, interfaces for electronic devices, and techniques for interacting with such interfaces and electronic devices are described. For instance, this disclosure describes an example electronic device that includes sensors, such as multiple front-facing cameras to detect orientation and/or location of the electronic device relative to an object and one or more inertial sensors. Users of the device may perform gestures on the device by moving the device in-air and/or by moving their head, face, or eyes relative to the device. In response to these gestures, the device may perform operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Todd Agnetta, Venkata Nagesh Babu Balivada, Blair Harold Beebe, Joseph Robert Buchta, Vibhunandan Gavini, Catherine Ann Hendricks, Brian Peter Kralyevich, Santhosh Kumar Paraliyil Krishnankutty, Richard Leigh Mains, Garret Martin Miller Graaf, Jae Pum Park, Sean Anthony Rooney, Marc Anthony Salazar, Nino Yuniardi
  • Patent number: 11009961
    Abstract: Devices and related methods are disclosed herein that generally involve detecting and interpreting gestures made by a user to generate user input information for use by a digital data processing system. In one embodiment, a device includes first and second sensors that observe a workspace in which user gestures are performed. The device can be set to a keyboard input mode, a number pad input mode, or a mouse input mode based on the positioning of the user's hands. Subsequent gestures made by the user can be interpreted as keyboard inputs, mouse inputs, etc., using observed characteristics of the user's hands and various motion properties of the user's hands. These observed characteristics can also be used to implement a security protocol, for example by identifying authorized users by the anatomical properties of their hands or the behavioral properties exhibited by the user while gesturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas J. Moscarillo
  • Patent number: 11010046
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for executing function on a plurality of items on list are provided, one of methods comprises, receiving a touch gesture in a first direction on a first item on a list, determining the first item to be an execution target of a preset function in response to the touch gesture in the first direction, receiving a touch gesture in a second direction on a second item, adding the second item as an execution target of the preset function in response to the touch gesture in the second direction, receiving a touch gesture in the first direction, which is successive to the touch gesture in the second direction, on the added second item and executing the preset function on the first item and the second item in response to the touch gesture in the first direction on the added second item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: You Jin Jang, Bo Young Park, Jeong Eon Ju, Ja Young Youn
  • Patent number: 11010129
    Abstract: An augmented reality device operates in concert with an artificial intelligence (AI) voice assistance system, to generate and display an avatar for user interaction with the AI voice assistance system. The avatar displays animated traits and body language, based on the context and content of the user interaction, to enrich the user's interactive experience with the AI voice assistance system. The body language includes simulating eye-contact with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11003328
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an electronic apparatus for a touch input performed via an edge screen. The method includes: sensing a first touch with respect to a first edge screen and a second touch with respect to a second edge screen; determining a first location on the first edge screen, the first location corresponding to the first touch, and a second location on the second edge screen, the second location corresponding to the second touch; sensing a first gesture having the first location as a start point thereof and a second gesture having the second location as a start point thereof; and performing a pre-set operation of the electronic apparatus, based on a combination of the first gesture and the second gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruwen Jiao, Minghui Liu, Shuang Li, Weixing Quan
  • Patent number: 11005987
    Abstract: A method, an electronic device, and a storage medium are provided for a sliding event. The method includes: when a first sliding event is received, it is determined whether a second sliding event is received within a preset time interval, where the first sliding event and the second sliding event refer to two adjacent sliding operations on a sliding cover of an electronic device, which are detected by the electronic device; and when the second sliding event is received within the preset time interval, neither of the first sliding event and the second sliding event is responded, or either of the first sliding event and the second sliding event is responded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qun Chang, Chunming Xiao, Lifang Yu, Ruyue Geng, Shang Gao, Hai Long
  • Patent number: 11003350
    Abstract: A viewpoint control unit 204 detects a user operation on a display surface for displaying a virtual-viewpoint video (S801) and controls at least one of the position and the orientation of a virtual viewpoint concerning generation of the virtual-viewpoint video in accordance with the user operation (S805, S808, S812, S814).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuji Kato
  • Patent number: 10996811
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for controlling user interface with an object depicted within the user interface. The systems and methods initiates an augmented reality mode configured to present augmented reality elements within a graphical user interface. A face is detected within a field of view of an image capture component and presented within the graphical user interface. In response to detecting the face, the systems and methods sequentially present a set of augmented reality elements within the graphical user interface. A subset of the augmented reality elements and the face may be depicted contemporaneously. A movement is detected of at least a portion of the face relative to a first augmented reality element and presentation of the first augmented reality element is modified and at least one second augmented reality element is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yurii Monastyrshyn, Oleksandr Pyshchenko
  • Patent number: 10996754
    Abstract: A manufacturing monitoring system is disclosed. The manufacturing monitoring system comprises a manufacturing workspace. Technicians wearing force sensor and/or motion capture marker equipped gloves may work within the manufacturing workspace. Motion capture cameras may ring the manufacturing workspace. Motion data from the cameras and/or force data from the gloves may be sent to a remote workstation where they may be processed and analyzed. The workstation may produce quality assessment and/or training outputs based on the motion and/or force data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: William Robert Bosworth, Devin Richard Jensen, Konstantine Fetfatsidis
  • Patent number: 10994204
    Abstract: There are provided a game program and a game system for achieving a game in which, even when it is difficult to determine the location of an enemy character while searching for the enemy character in a virtual game space, it is not too difficult to find the enemy character. A game program 30a causes a CPU 10 to function as a virtual-space generating unit 40, a character control unit 42, a trace generating unit 43 that generates a trace of a non-player character and locates it in the virtual game space, a point managing unit 45 that manages a trace point obtained when a trace located in the virtual game space is collected, and a guidance executing unit 47 that performs the guidance regarding the non-player character to the user when an accumulated value Vs of the trace points reaches a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CAPCOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Tokuda, Kaname Fujioka, Teruki Endo, Mitsuru Endo, Daiki Hosokawa, Hirokazu Tanaka, Riki Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 10990273
    Abstract: A computer system with ultra touch functions comprises a pointing input device with an ultra touch control button and a computer input device application program configured to execute the ordinary input device function when ultra_Mode=“Ordinary”; select specific ultras touch type and set ultra_Mode=“Gesture” when the movement pattern of the type-select operation matches a predefined type pattern; specify a plurality of ultra touch gestures from the operations on the input device button and movement; specify a plurality of ultra touch gesture functions for every ultra touch type wherein each ultra touch gesture function is driven by its respective ultra touch gesture; execute the specific ultra touch gesture function for the selected ultra touch type when detected its respective ultra touch gesture during ultra_Mode=“Gesture”; set ultra_Mode=“Ordinary” whenever detected an ultra touch end operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Yong Wang
  • Patent number: 10992619
    Abstract: A system comprises one or more processors of a machine and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the machine to perform operations. The operations comprise: receiving an image; generating an avatar with a trained neural network based on the image, the trained neural network predicting multiple trait values for the avatar; and sending a message with the generated avatar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Caner Berkay Antmen, Michal Dobrogost
  • Patent number: 10984086
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an audio capture device operable to receive audio input, a fingerprint sensor operable to receive fingerprint data, and one or more processors, operable with the audio capture device and the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor can authenticate a person as an authorized user of an electronic device while device commands are being received in the form of audio input to allow for secure voice interactions without requiring a trigger phrase. The fingerprint sensor can be used in combination with the receipt of voice input to perform two-factor authentication. The fingerprint sensor and audio capture device can be used in combination to enroll, or update enrollment, of a user interacting with a voice assistant as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: John Gorsica, Thomas Merrell, Kathryn Thomas, James Wylder
  • Patent number: 10977907
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and method are provided for tracking items in a store for processing a cashier-less purchase transaction. In one example, a method includes identifying a shopper in a store using sensors and associating the shopper to a shopping account. Monitoring the shopper in the store using one or more sensors, and output of the one or more sensors is an input to one or more deep learning models that generate classification data in connection with a scenario. The method includes receiving natural language voice input containing words spoken from the shopper. And, processing the voice input along with the classification data to generate a response to the words spoken by said shopper. The response is made in a context of the scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Gary M. Zalewski, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10976913
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosure describe systems and methods for a user that interacts with an interface for playback/consumption of media content (e.g. video, audio, e-book text, etc.) to be accurately guided back to one or more positions on a scrubber. Current scrubber positions (e.g., timecodes) may be dynamically saved each time that a user interacts with the scrubber. Thereafter, the saved position may be used to help guide the user back to their previous position along the scrubber. In some implementations, a scrubber may snap back to a saved position if it is within a predetermined threshold distance of the saved position. In some implementations, sensory cues such as haptic, visual, and/or auditory feedback may be provided when the scrubber snaps back to a saved position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohamad H. Monibi
  • Patent number: 10971149
    Abstract: A voice interaction system capable of appropriately handling a situation to effectively prevent a response error from occurring. A speech acquisition unit 102 acquires user speech. A feature extraction unit 104 extracts a feature of the acquired user speech. A response determination unit 120 determines a response corresponding to the extracted feature using any one of a plurality of learning models. A response execution unit 130 performs control in order to execute the determined response. A response error determination unit 140 determines whether the executed response is an error. A learning model selection unit 150 selects the learning model from the plurality of learning models stored in a learning model database 160 according to a result of the determination by the response error determination unit 140. The response determination unit 120 determines the response using the selected learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsuro Hori, Narimasa Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10969876
    Abstract: A mobile computing device has a display and a user interface UI input device that has a control system for manipulating displayed data. The display and UI can be part of a touchscreen or the UI can be decoupled as an input device that is separate from the display. The UI can be used for scrolling, zooming, and selecting specific data on the visual display. The basic operation of the UI includes a touch circle being formed around a control point where the user touches the touchscreen. The user can swipe on the touchscreen with radial and arcuate gestures which can be interpreted by the UI for zooming, selecting, and inputting data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Zachary Michaels, Charlotte Maumus
  • Patent number: 10970753
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of retrieving a first product offer from a first seller for a first product to offer for sale on a website of an online retailer, determining if the first product offer for the first product matches one or more existing candidate product offers in a catalog of the online retailer using one or more sets of rules, and, if the first product offer matches the one or more existing candidate product offers, coordinating displaying at least a portion of the first product offer on the website of the online retailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Ajinkya Ajay More
  • Patent number: 10963156
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication; a touch screen configured to display an execution screen; and a controller. The controller is configured to receive a touch input to one end of the touch screen that continuously moves in a direction toward the other end of the touch screen, if a start point of the touch input is a first end edge of the touch screen, display a first control screen on the touch screen, and if a start point of the touch input is a second end edge of the touch screen, display a second control screen on the touch screen. Further, the first control screen is a different control screen for controlling the mobile terminal than the second control screen, and the second control screen comprises a control center screen include control settings for controlling the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kiseok Han, Kyoungchul Oh
  • Patent number: 10963062
    Abstract: Gesture input with multiple displays, views, and physics is described. In one example, a method includes generating a three dimensional space having a plurality of objects in different positions relative to a user and a virtual object to be manipulated by the user, presenting, on a display, a displayed area having at least a portion of the plurality of different objects, detecting an air gesture of the user against the virtual object, the virtual object being outside the displayed area, generating a trajectory of the virtual object in the three-dimensional space based on the air gesture, the trajectory including interactions with objects of the plurality of objects in the three-dimensional space, and presenting a portion of the generated trajectory on the displayed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10956029
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining, by a first application installed on the client system, that a second application is installed on the client system, wherein the first application is configured to switch contexts to the second application; receiving, by the client system, a context-switching gesture input within a first context of the first application, detecting, by the client system, the context-switching gesture has passed a first threshold within the first context, presenting, by the client system, a preview associated with the second application on a portion of a display of the client system in response to the context-switching gesture passing the first threshold within the first context, detecting, by the client system, the context-switching gesture has passed a second threshold within the first context, and switching contexts to a second context of the second application in response to passing the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Michael O'Rourke, Hemal Shah
  • Patent number: 10953318
    Abstract: An electronic game subscribes to events—such as a physical gesture or appearance of the user, certain spoken user commands, or the like—identified by a game mediation infrastructure. The game mediation infrastructure receives user input data received from the user's client device, analyzes the data, and determines whether one of the events subscribed to by the electronic game has occurred. If so, the game mediation infrastructure notifies the electronic game of the occurrence of the event, and the electronic game alters the state of the game accordingly. The electronic game may additionally and/or alternatively use an API of the game mediation infrastructure to cause alteration of a user interface of a game mediator component in which the electronic game is displayed, based on actions taking place within the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Gameroom, Inc.
    Inventors: Selcuk Atli, Jason Liang, Jordan Howlett
  • Patent number: 10951754
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for responding to an incoming call by means of fingerprint recognition. The method comprises: when a mobile terminal detects an incoming call, the mobile terminal starts a fingerprint sensor of a fingerprint recognition module; the fingerprint sensor collects a feature point in user fingerprint information, and records a moving track of the feature point; the fingerprint sensor recognizes a fingerprint operation action of a user according to the moving track of the feature point, and uploads the fingerprint operation action to a call system; and the call system marks the fingerprint operation action as a corresponding event and makes a response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: JRD Communication (Shenzhen) LTD.
    Inventor: Hengchang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10949644
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing method based on touch pressure in a black screen mode of a touch input device according to the embodiment of the present invention includes: sensing first pressure which has a value equal to or greater than a first predetermined threshold value and is applied by an object in the black screen mode; determining continuously after sensing the first pressure whether second pressure which has a value equal to or greater than a second predetermined threshold value and is different from the first pressure is sensed or not; recognizing a fingerprint of the object when the second pressure is sensed; determining whether or not the recognized fingerprint is identical to a fingerprint previously registered in the touch input device; and performing a predetermined operation when the recognized fingerprint is identical to the previously registered fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Woohyun Bach