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|| List of recent Gesture-related patents
|Wearable device and communication method using the wearable device|
A wearable device and a communication method using the wearable device may include recognizing a gesture of a user by sensing at least one of a motion and a biosignal that occur in or around a portion of the user to which the wearable device is attached. A wireless communication connection is established for the wearable device with at least one of an external device, an internal device, or another wearable device based on the recognized gesture.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
|Relative positioning of devices|
Technologies are described for positioning a group of devices. In some examples, multiple computing devices may be identified as a proximal set of computing devices.
Empire Technology Development Llc
|Detection of exit behavior of an internet user|
User action in the form of movement of a tracking device on a webpage, represented by cursor gestures on the webpage, is used to detect if a user intends to leave the webpage. Upon detection of an intent to leave the webpage, an advertisement may be displayed to a user.
Bounce Exchange, Inc.
|Gesture recognition method and gesture recognition apparatus using the same|
A gesture recognition method and an gesture recognition apparatus using the same method are proposed. The method includes the following steps: transmitting an infrared signal, and detecting whether an object appears in a predetermined range based on a first infrared signal retrieved from the infrared signal being reflected; when the object appears in the predetermined range, capturing a plurality of images including the object and a plurality of second infrared signals retrieved from the infrared signal being reflected; and recognizing the images to retrieve a horizontal movement direction of a gesture of the object within the predetermined range, and recognizing the second infrared signals to retrieve a depth movement direction of the gesture within the predetermined range..
|Improvements in or relating to user authentication|
A user authentication method and system is disclosed, in which the same sensor surface is used for scanning a fingerprint and for entry of a user-specific code. The user specific-code comprises gestures that are guided by a frame..
Secure Fingerprints As
|Method and system for mobile device operation via transition to alternate gesture interface|
A computing device, or electronic personal display, includes a housing and a touch screen display. The housing includes a gesture sensitive housing portion.
|Toggle gesture during drag gesture|
Methods and systems for providing input to a computing device based on a toggle gesture performed during a drag gesture are provided. A drag gesture can be performed on a touch screen to manipulate a user interface object.
|Method, apparatus and computer program product for enabling scrubbing of a media file|
A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for enabling scrubbing of a media file. Swiping gestures of varying speeds and directions may applied to a touch screen display such that a playhead indicating a selected frame of a media file moves at speeds relative to the swiping gesture, and in a direction of the swiping gesture.
Here Global B.v.
|Device, method, and graphical user interface for navigation of concurrently open software applications|
An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive display and one or more programs stored in memory for execution by one or more processors. The one or more programs include instructions for displaying a first application view that corresponds to a first application in a plurality of concurrently open applications.
|Gesture controlled user interface|
A method, in a computer system including an interactive display surface, of controlling the display of a user interface menu, the method comprising: displaying a menu option in each of a plurality of active display positions, each display position being located at one of a respective plurality of active radial positions radiating from a central position; detecting movement of a contact point on the interactive display surface; and changing the menu option displayed in each of the plurality of display positions in response to the detected movement of the contact point being inward or outward of the central position.. .
Recordable photo frame with user-definable touch zones
Methods and devices for storing and associating audio tracks to user-defined touch zones on a photo frame are provided. In one aspect, the photo frame includes a capacitive sensor array that provides a platform for a user to overlie a photo thereon.
Hallmark Cards, Incorporated
Virtual multi-device navigation in surface computing system
An approach is provided in which a touchscreen computing system generates a first virtual device instance and a second virtual device instance on a touchscreen in response to detecting a first physical device and a second physical device in proximity to the touchscreen computer system. The touchscreen computer system detects a touch gesture on the touchscreen that indicates a request to wirelessly connect the first physical device to the second physical device.
International Business Machines Corporation
Method for using a two-dimensional touchpad to manipulate a three-dimensional image
A method manipulates a 3d image in three dimensions using two-dimensional gestures on a touchpad. The method moves the 3d image within an x-y plane in the direction of a multiple-finger linear gesture.
Recognition device, method, and storage medium
A recognition device according to an embodiment described herein includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor generates a trajectory of a pointer based at least in part on information relating to a movement of the pointer, detects that the pointer contacts an operation surface, determines a detection time when the pointer contacts the operation surface, and determines a detection position of the pointer at the detection time, sets the detection position as a starting point, determines an ending point corresponding to the starting point based on at least the detection time or the detection position, and sets the trajectory from the starting point to the ending point as a target trajectory, and determines a command input by a user with a gesture of the pointer based on the target trajectory..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
Rotating display content responsive to a rotational gesture of a body part
A method and a system for rotating content of an electronic display responsive to rotational human gestures are provided herein. The system that implements the method may include: a display; at least one capturing device configured to capture a body part in front of said display; a processor; a rotational gesture recognition module executed by the processor and configured to detect a predefined rotational gesture and to generate an instruction to rotate the content of the display in approximately 90° only when the rotational gesture displacement goes beyond a predefined threshold..
Touch and gesture control system and touch and gesture control method
A touch and gesture control system including a light curtain module, an invisible light lighting module, an image capturing module and a control unit is provided. The light curtain module is configured to form a touch zone.
System and control based on face or hand gesture detection
System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image. Based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera (still or video), a control signal is generated, and provided to a device.
May Patents Ltd.
Safety scheme for gesture-based game
Technologies are generally described for providing a notification to a player playing a gesture-based game of a potentially dangerous condition. In some examples, a safety component of a gesture-based game system includes a gesture range determination unit configured to determine a gesture range associated with a gesture-based game; a detection unit configured to detect a movement of an object; and an alarm unit configured to generate an alarm in response to a determination based on the movement of the object which is within the gesture range..
Empire Technology Development Llc
User programable touch and motion controller
A wearable device having a display and a touchscreen is disclosed. The device is capable of interfacing with and controlling remotely controllable devices.
Touch input device and vehicle including the same
A touch input device includes a touch unit to which a user is able to input a touch gesture, wherein the touch unit includes a concave shape, and gradually deepens from an edge portion toward a central portion.. .
Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center Gmbh
Gesture input car navigation system
Operation of a car navigation system in which a menu is in a hierarchical structure can be performed by simple gestures. The method includes: detecting that a switch is pressed; subsequently detecting a gesture by a sensor; obtaining, from a memory unit, an operation associated with the detected gesture; and outputting, with respect to a screen displayed on a display unit at the time of detecting the gesture, a result of performance of the obtained operation to the display unit, wherein once it is detected that the switch is released, if it is detected that the switch is subsequently pressed again within a predetermined period of time, the same process is repeated..
Shimane Prefectural Government
System and control based on face or hand gesture detection
System and method for control using face detection or hand gesture detection algorithms in a captured image based on the existence of a detected human face or a hand gesture in an image captured by a digital camera (still or video), a control signal is generated, and provided to a device. The control may provide power or disconnect power supply to the device (or part of the device circuits).
May Patents Ltd.
Intelligent smoke sensor with audio-video verification
A method and system architecture for automation and alarm systems is provided. An intelligent fire detection sensor is provided that provides input data to a gateway device for processing and facilitates two-way communication with users and a third-party monitoring service.
Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
Method and system for gesture identification based on object tracing
A method and system provide light to project to an operation space so that a received image from the operation space will include, if an object is in the operation space, a bright region due to the reflection of light by the object, and identify a gesture according to the variation of a barycenter position, an average brightness, or an area of the bright region in successive images, for generating a corresponding command. Only simple operation and calculation is required to detect the motion of an object moving in the x, y, or z axis of an image, for identifying a gesture represented by the motion of the object..
Pixart Imaging Inc.
Method and device for searching in a touch-screen apparatus
A method and device for searching in a touch-screen apparatus are provided. The method comprises steps of: displaying a floating control for selecting the content to be searched for on the user interface of the touch-screen apparatus, wherein the inner region of the floating control has a transparent background; receiving a gesture input on the screen of the touch-screen apparatus by a user for the floating control, and adjusting the position and shape of the floating control according to the received gesture until the floating control encircles the content to be searched for in the user interface; capturing the image encircled by the floating control in the user interface; recognizing the content to be searched for encircled in the captured image; calling a defined search interface for searching according to the type of recognized content to be searched for..
Baidu Online Network Technology (beijing) Co., Ltd.
Document distribution and interaction
An electronic signature comprises an authenticated audio and/or visual recording of a spoken assent that conforms to a pre-established phrase. Alternatively, an electronic signature comprises an authenticated visual recording of a series of physical gestures that conforms to a pre-established sequence.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Device and monitoring food intake
A device for monitoring food intake by a user to whom the device is attached includes at least one camera to acquire a series of images of at least a partial view of a manipulable limb of the user. A processor is configured to apply a probabilistic model to determine based on the series of images if a motion of the limb corresponds to at least one predetermined gesture that is indicative of taking a bite.
Method, apparatus and system for multimedia playback control
Methods, apparatuses and systems for control of multimedia playback, comprising receiving an instruction data packet from a wearable smart device, wherein the instruction data packet includes a gesture instruction obtained by the wearable smart device; according to a correspondence relation between the gesture instruction and a playback control instruction, retrieving the playback control instruction associated with the gesture instruction; controlling multimedia playback according to the playback control instruction. By receiving the gesture instruction from the wearable smart device and retrieving the playback control instruction associated with the gesture instruction to control multimedia playback, a user may control the multimedia playback by gestures only, without interacting with any button..
Anhui Huami Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Touch screen operating method and electronic device
A touch screen operating method and an electronic device are provided. In the method, a touch operation gesture at a touch screen is detected, and the touch screen displays at least a portion of a plurality of data items in a data page.
Asustek Computer Inc.
System and inventory counting
A method for inventory counting includes: representing a container by an image of the container displayed on a display; setting up a full level of a content on the image corresponding to the content being considered full in the container by making a first haptic gesture to the display; setting up an empty level of the content on the image corresponding to the container being considered empty of the content by making a second haptic gesture to the display; determining a current level of the content remaining in the container on the image and marking the current level by making a third haptic gesture to the display; calculating a proportion of the content remaining in the container based on the current level, the full level and the empty level on the image; and recording the calculated proportion of the content remaining in the container.. .
Indigo Corporation Limited
Push-pull type gestures
Techniques for push-pull type gestures are described. In embodiments, a push gesture away from a cursor object that is displayed by a display device is recognized.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
System and linking applications
A system and method includes a device and a processor. In some embodiments the processor is operable to display a first representation for a first application at a first location on the touchscreen display and a second representation for a second application.
Digital cursor display linked to a smart pen
A system and a method are disclosed for calibrating writing on a writing surface to a digital document. One or more calibration parameters associated with a writing surface and a digital document of a display device are determined.
System and cyclic motion gesture
A method and system for cyclic motion gesturing is provided. The method includes receiving at a motion sensor coupled with a processor a first motion associated with an e-reader, receiving a second motion associated with an e-reader at the motion sensor, the second motion being a counter motion of the first motion, wherein the first and second motions are associated with moving the e-reader form a first point in space to a second point in space and then back to the first point in space within a predetermined period of time, determining the first and second motions indicate a multi-motion command gesture corresponding to a first function performable on the e-reader and automatically performing the first function on the e-reader in response to the multi-motion command gesture..
Precise selection behavior for sliders by interpreting a second finger touch
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for finger gestures. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include detecting a first finger gesture proximate to or making contact with a slider element presented on a user interface; detecting a second finger gesture proximate to or making contact with the user interface, the second finger gesture detected during a time period comprising a time when the first finger is proximate to or making contact with the slider; and changing a resolution of the slider from a first resolution value to a second resolution value, when the second finger gesture is detected.
System for information transmission in a motor vehicle
A system for information transmission in a motor vehicle and methods of operation are disclosed. A steering wheel, a dashboard with a cover, a dashboard display area with a dashboard display, and a display device arranged in the area of a windshield are provided in a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle.
System and generating gestures
Precise analysis and description of movement and gestures by a human or other object are carried out by a computing device assisted by camera and distance sensors. The same gestures and movements of an object in different locations and in different orientations may be identified according to coordinates and offsets applied to coordinates, and gesture-making areas projected so as to surround the object.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Gesture determination apparatus and method, gesture operation apparatus, program, and recording medium
A hand region (rh) of an operator is detected from a captured image, and positions of a palm center (po) and a wrist center (wo) are determined, and origin coordinates (cho) and a direction of an coordinate axis (chu) of a hand coordinate system are calculated. A shape of the hand in the hand region (rh) is detected using the hand coordinate system, and a shape feature quantity (d14) of the hand is calculated.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Gesture feedback for non-sterile medical displays
The present disclosure relates to a feedback system for control or input gestures in a medical environment, which includes a presence detector which generates a threshold and acquires detection data which describe whether a medical input gesture reaches and/or crosses the threshold; and the extent to which the gesture has passed the threshold; and a computer which is connected to the presence detector and triggers a sterility-preserving response to a positive detection by the presence detector including information how dangerous the situation is becoming with regard to non-sterility. The invention also relates to a medical image display system comprising such a feedback system and to a method of providing sterility-preserving feedback with respect to control or input gestures in a medical system..
Device, method, and system of detecting user identity based on motor-control loop model
Device, system, and method of detecting identity of a user based on motor-control loop model. A method includes: during a first session of a user who utilizes a pointing device for interacting with a computerized service, monitoring the pointing device dynamics and gestures of the user; based on the monitored dynamics and gestures, estimating parameters that characterize a sensorimotor control loop model of the user; storing in a database a record indicating that the user is associated with the parameters that characterize the sensorimotor control loop model of the user..
Rehabilitative posture and gesture recognition
A kinetic rehabilitation system comprising: a kinetic sensor comprising a motion-sensing camera; and a computing device comprising: (a) a non-transient memory comprising a stored set of values of rehabilitative gestures each defined by a time series of spatial relations between a plurality of theoretical body joints, and wherein each time series comprises: initial spatial relations, mid-gesture spatial relations and final spatial relations, and (b) a hardware processor configured to continuously receive a recorded time series of frames from said motion-sensing camera, wherein each frame comprises a three-dimensional position of each of a plurality of body joints of a patient, wherein said hardware processor is further configured to compare, in real time, at least a portion of the recorded time series of frames with the time series of spatial relations, to detect a rehabilitative gesture performed by the patient.. .
Report system for physiotherapeutic and rehabilitative video games
A kinetic rehabilitation system comprising: a kinetic sensor comprising a motion-sensing camera; and a computing device comprising: (a) a communication module; (b) a non-transient memory comprising a stored set of values of rehabilitative gestures each defined by a time series of spatial relations between a plurality of theoretical body joints, and wherein each time series comprises: initial spatial relations, mid-gesture spatial relations and final spatial relations, and (c) a hardware processor configured to: (i) continuously receive a recorded time series of frames from said motion-sensing camera, wherein each frame comprises a three-dimensional position of each of a plurality of body joints of a patient, (ii) compare, in real time, at least a portion of the recorded time series of frames with the time series of spatial relations, to detect a rehabilitative gesture performed by the patient, (iii) detect a discrepancy between the rehabilitative gesture performed by the patient and a corresponding one of said stored set of values of rehabilitative gestures, (iv) log data pertaining to said discrepancy and to said rehabilitative gesture performed by said patient, (v) send said data to a therapist via said communication module and provide a report to said therapist.. .
Surgical navigation system with one or more body borne components and method therefor
A system for performing a navigated surgery comprises a first target attached to a patient at a surgical site and a second target at the surgical site. An optical sensor is coupled to the user and detects the first target and second target simultaneously in a working volume of the sensor.
Intellijoint Surgical Inc.
Distributing biometric authentication between devices in an ad hoc network
One feature pertains to biometric authentication of a user between devices. In one aspect, an ad hoc personal wireless network may include a primary device and one or more secondary devices using grouping policies such proximity policies and other permissions.
The disclosed invention is a system and method that allows for authentication of a user to a network using a token. The user can use movements or gesture that are recorded by an accelerometer and the token interacts with a device and authenticates the user to the system.
Modular wireless sensor network for musical instruments and user interfaces for use therewith
A wireless sensor network for musical instruments is provided that will allow a musician to communicate natural performance gestures (orientation, pressure, tilt, etc) to a computer. User interfaces and computing modules are also provided that enable a user to utilize the data communicated by the wireless sensor network to supplement and/or augment the artistic expression..
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
Gesture based advertisement profiles for users
The present principles are directed to gesture based advertisement profiles for users. A system includes an advertisement reaction gesture capture device (230) for capturing an advertisement reaction gesture performed by a user responsive to a presentation of a currently presented advertisement.
System and initiating multi-modal speech recognition using a long-touch gesture
A system, method and computer-readable storage devices are disclosed for multi-modal interactions with a system via a long-touch gesture on a touch-sensitive display. A system operating per this disclosure can receive a multi-modal input comprising speech and a touch on a display, wherein the speech comprises a pronoun.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
Touch rim control method and associated device
A portable device is provided. The portable device includes: a display; a controller, a processor, a housing, and a touch rim.
System and alternate gesture mode and invocation thereof
A method and system for providing an alternate gesture interface. A computing device, such as an electronic personal display or e-reading device, includes a memory and a display screen having touch functionality.
User interface functionality for facilitating interaction between users and their environments
Space interaction (si) functionality is described herein for assisting a user in interacting with a space without unduly distracting the user. The si functionality includes an application interface module that presents information and/or exposes functionality within a plurality of workspaces.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
Mobile device rejection of unintentional touch sensor contact
Mobile device rejection of unintentional sensor contact. An embodiment of a mobile device includes a first touch sensor to detect contact by a user of the mobile device for input of gestures by the user, a memory to store indicators of unintentional contact to the first touch sensor, and a processor to evaluate contact to the first touch sensor.
Human interface device and method
A method for detecting a continuous circular gesture performed by an object, may have the steps of: detecting a movement of an object performing a circular movement by scanning the movement and determining subsequent position points of the object, wherein a reference position of a virtual circular movement is adapted depending on the history of scanned position points.. .
Microchip Technology Germany Gmbh
Method for simulating digital watercolor image and electronic device using the same
An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an input device configured to receive a touch gesture that includes a drawing action, a display configured to output a drawing to an area corresponding to the touch gesture, and a processor configured to identify a number of drawing actions that are input into each unit portion in the area based on the drawing action, and a number of touches input into each unit portion in the area, and determine display attributes of the drawing in each unit portion based on the number of drawing actions and the number of touches, wherein the drawing action includes a touch from a time when a touch input occurs to a time when the touch input ends..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Method and system for mobile device transition to alternate interface mode of operation
A computing device, or electronic personal display, includes a housing and a display screen. The housing at least partially circumvents the screen so that the screen is viewable and a set of touch sensors are provided therewith.
Electronic device and controlling the same
A control method and an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a photographing unit configured to photograph a hand including fingers, a display unit configured to display a plurality of content objects, and a control unit configured to recognize a finger gesture of the photographed hand and a distance from the electronic device to the finger, and control the display unit to change and display a range of a displayed content object according to the recognized finger gesture and the distance..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Human-to-computer natural three-dimensional hand gesture based navigation method
Described herein is a method for enabling human-to-computer three-dimensional hand gesture-based natural interactions. From depth images provided by a range finding imaging system, the method enables efficient and robust detection of a particular sequence of natural gestures including a beginning (start), and an ending (stop) of a predetermined type of natural gestures for delimiting the period during which a control (interaction) gesture is operating in an environment wherein a user is freely moving his hands.
Gesture recognition using gesture elements
Aspects of the present disclosure provide a gesture recognition method and an apparatus for capturing gesture. The apparatus categorizes the raw data of a gesture into gesture elements, and utilizes the contextual dependency between the gesture elements to perform gesture recognition with a high degree of accuracy and small data size.
Secured mobile maintenance and operator system including wearable augmented reality interface, voice command interface, and visual recognition systems and related methods
Secured remote maintenance, configuration management, and systems engineering apparatuses and methods including wearable augmented reality (ar) interface systems are provided. Embodiments can support secure and remote configuration setting changes (csc) to a system or subsystem of interest (ssoi) using a head mounted device (hmd), a camera, a visual interface section, and a processing section including a plurality of processing instructions operable to operate a command input (ci) interface using one or more user command input cis (e.g.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy
Watch type control device
A watch type control device comprises: a band configured to surround at least a portion of a user's wrist; an ir module disposed on a side of the band facing the user's hand when the watch type control device is worn on the user's wrist, the user's hand and wrist being on the same side of the user's body; and a beam projector disposed on the band and configured to outwardly project a screen, wherein the ir module is configured to recognize a user's hand gesture and to initiate the execution of a program causing the beam projector to output on the screen a display corresponding to the program.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.
Display input apparatus and computer-readable non-transitory recording medium with display input control program recorded thereon
A display input apparatus includes a display section, a touch panel, a gesture acceptance section, a display control section, a job generating section, a communication section, and a communication control section. The job generating section is configured to, when a slide gesture in a predetermined first direction is made on a candidate image, generate an image formation job based on a piece of data represented by the candidate image.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.
Systems and methodologies providing collaboration among a plurality of computing appliances, utilizing a plurality of areas of memory to store user input as associated with an associated computing appliance providing the input
A system provides for collaboration among a plurality of users, each user at one of a plurality of computing appliances. Each computing appliance comprised of a display apparatus providing a display presentation.
Multiple-user collaboration with a smart pen system
A central device concurrently receives handwriting gestures from a plurality of smart pen devices. Each set of handwriting gestures includes a sequence of spatial positions of the corresponding smart pen device with respect to a writing surface.
Gesture recognition using neural networks
An apparatus, method, and a computer program is provided for gesture recognition using neural networks. An initial point is recorded when a user presses a finger on a screen.