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new patent Method and photographing controlling function based on gesture of user
A photographing apparatus including a sensor, a touchscreen, and a controller is disclosed. The sensor is configured to detect that a user approaches or comes within a predetermined proximity the photographing apparatus.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


new patent Protective modular case for electronic device
A protective case for an electronic device includes an inner liner, a first aperture, a second aperture, and an outer shell. The inner liner receives the electronic device and the first aperture permits access to a touchscreen interface of the electronic device.
Otter Products, Llc


new patent Multi-player, multi-touch gaming table and using the same
A touch screen player interface includes a fiber optic plate, high-resolution infrared camera and projector. The fiber optic plate acts as a display surface for the output of the projector as well as a fingerprint and/or item scanner.
Novomatic Ag


new patent Pictoral methods for application selection and activation
Methods and devices provide a quick and intuitive method to launch a specific application, dial a number or send a message by drawing a pictorial key, symbol or shape on a computing device touchscreen, touchpad or other touchsurface. A shape drawn on a touchsurface is compared to one or more code shapes stored in memory to determine if there is a match or correlation.
Qualcomm Incorporated


new patent Selecting photographs for a destination or point of interest
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for computerized travel services. One of the methods includes identifying photographs using an index of photographs, the photographs being identified from the index as photographs geographically related to a point of interest or destination and having a creation timestamp corresponding to a time of the year; determining for each of the photographs, a relevancy score based at least in part on: selection success data of the photograph for image queries referring to the point of interest or destination, and references to the point of interest or destination in documents associated with the photograph; and selecting a selected photograph from the photographs based at least in part on a respective visual quality score and the respective relevancy scores, the visual quality score representing a degree of visual quality of the respective photographs..
Google Inc.


new patent Considering social information in generating recommendations
An example computing system comprises a communication interface configured to communicate with a plurality of different electronic transaction systems, a processor, and memory storing instructions that provide a recommendation engine. The recommendation engine is configured to receive, from a particular one of the electronic transaction systems, user information indicative of a particular user of the particular electronic transaction system, and access a data store that stores mappings between transaction data from the plurality of different electronic transaction systems and social graphs associated with users of the plurality of different electronic transaction systems.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


new patent Managing media content storage for user devices
A user device (e.g., a smart phone) may dynamically manage photographs, videos, and other types of media content. The user device may receive media content by taking photographs, recording videos, and/or recording audio inputs.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


new patent Ground tracking devices and methods for use with a utility locator
A ground tracking apparatus for connection to a locator or other measurement device and configured to determine position, motion, and/or orientation information is disclosed. The ground tracking apparatus may include a ground follower assembly including one or more wheels, which may be detachably coupled to a buried object locator system to capture three-dimensional positional and orientation information during a locate process, as well as provide output data or information to be integrated with maps, photographs, drawings, or other data or information..

new patent Hair salon cape with smartphone pocket
A hair salon cape with a smartphone pocket provides a transparent large pocket on the front surface, with two apertures for the user's hands. Within the large pocket, one or more transparent small pockets are provided near the aperture on the right.

new patent Protective enclosure for an electronic device
A protective enclosure for an electronic device includes a back structural member configured to connect with a front structural member, the back and front structural member connected with clasping features and forming a hard shell shaped to and surrounding an installed electronic device. An external cushion member can be disposed over the hard shell of the protective enclosure.
Otter Products, Llc


Hybrid secondary screen smart cover with e-ink

A device and apparatus is provided for a hybrid secondary screen smart cover with e-ink. The hybrid mobile device cover includes a first panel configured to connect to a mobile device.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Password protected device unlock based on motion signature and proximity

A method is provided for the authentication of an electronic device using an authenticated wearable device. The method includes wirelessly connecting a wearable device and an electronic device.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and verifying user supplied items asserted about the user for searching and/or matching

A system and method validates user supplied photographs and/or characteristics using a video, audio or series of images of the user responding to instructions, and uses such validation in searching and/or matching.. .
Zoosk, Inc.

Computing device charging cases and methods of use

Electrical charging device chassis and cases are provided herein. An example device includes a charging case that protectingly surrounds or encases a computing device in such a way that a touchscreen display or keyboard is at least partially exposed to allow a user to utilize the same, a charging circuit disposed within the charging case, and a charging interface extending from the charging case..

Methods, systems, and media for controlling a remote device using a touch screen of a mobile device in a display inhibited state

Methods, systems, and media for controlling a remote device using a touchscreen of a mobile device in a display inhibited state are provided. In some implementations, a method for controlling media playback devices is provided, the method comprising: detecting a media playback device to be controlled; determining that a touch-sensitive display of a mobile device has entered a display inhibited state in which presentation of a plurality of user interface elements is inhibited; receiving an input from the touch-sensitive display in the display inhibited state; selecting an action of the media playback device to be performed by determining that the received input corresponds to a user interface element from the plurality of user interface elements; and transmitting an instruction to perform the selected action to the media playback device..
Google Inc.

Mechanisms for privately sharing semi-structured data

Mechanisms are provided for anonymizing data comprising a plurality of graph data sets. The mechanisms receive input data comprising a plurality of graph data sets.
International Business Machines Corporation

Smart phone based multi-patient worklist (spwl)

When providing a smart phone based multi-patient worklist (spwl), a smartphone application, or “app,” is provided for nurses or other healthcare providers to plan and coordinate the care of their assigned patients. The spwl includes time-based and patient-based screens that allow a nurse to determine what needs to be done for a particular patient as well as what needs to be done at a particular time or time range for a group of patients.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Interactive exploration of large graphs

Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for interactive exploration of graph data. An embodiment operates by compiling a data query in any database-readable language based upon an input parameter.
Sap Se

Multi-device pairing and combined display

In embodiments of multi-device pairing and combined display, mobile devices have device touchscreens, and housing bezels of the mobile devices can be positioned proximate each other to form a combined display from the respective device touchscreens. An input recognition system can recognize an input to initiate pairing the mobile devices, enabling a cross-screen display of an interface on the respective device touchscreens, such as with different parts of the interface displayed on different ones of the device touchscreens.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Virtual keyboard

A device is provided having a touchscreen, a storage device and a processor connected to the touchscreen and the storage device. The touchscreen is arranged to display a keyboard defined by a keyboard layout and to receive an input on the keyboard.
International Business Machines Corporation

Programmable touchscreen zone for mobile devices

A gui is described, which is operable on mobile device touchscreens. The gui has a programmable scan zone, placed over a first portion of the touchscreen, operable on the touchscreen for receiving a first input at an instance in time, and invoking one or more functions of the mobile device, based on a user programmed context, programmably in response to that received input.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

Multipoint touchscreen

A touch panel having a transparent capacitive sensing medium configured to detect multiple touches or near touches that occur at the same time and at distinct locations in the plane of the touch panel and to produce distinct signals representative of the location of the touches on the plane of the touch panel for each of the multiple touches is disclosed.. .
Apple Inc.

Touchscreen frequency converter and drive system

There is provided displaying a user interface during a power outage. A touchscreen comprises a lower layer comprising an electronic paper display and an upper layer comprising a transparent display.
Abb Technology Oy

User-identifying application programming interface (api)

A user-wearable device (uwd) worn by a user of a touchscreen may provide kinematic data of the uwd and/or identification data of the user to a processor that operates the touchscreen. Such data may allow the processor to perform a number of user-touchscreen interactions, such as displaying user-specific windows or menus, processing user-manipulation of displayed objects, and determining which hand of a user performs a touch event, just to name a few examples..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Using capacitance to detect touch pressure

Aspects of the disclosure are related to a method for determining a touch pressure level on a touchscreen, comprising: detecting a touch event by the touchscreen; obtaining data relating to features associated with the touch event comprising a capacitance value, a touch area, and/or a touch duration; and determining a touch pressure level based on one or more of the features.. .
Qualcomm Incorporated

Active-matrix touchscreen

An active-matrix touchscreen includes a substrate, a system controller, and a plurality of spatially separated independent touch elements disposed on the substrate. Each touch element includes a touch sensor and a touch controller circuit that provides one or more sensor-control signals to the touch sensor and receives a sense signal responsive to the sensor-control signals from the touch sensor.
X-celeprint Limited

Enhanced multi-touch input detection

A user-wearable device (uwd) worn by a user of a touchscreen may provide kinematic data of the uwd and/or identification data of the user to a processor that operates the touchscreen. Such data may allow the processor to perform a number of user-touchscreen interactions, such as displaying user-specific windows or menus, processing user-manipulation of displayed objects, and determining which hand of a user performs a touch event, just to name a few examples..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Plumbing fixture with user interface

A shower head having a stem, a spray head coupled to the stem and including a plurality of outlets for discharging water into at least one spray pattern, and a mixing valve located within the stem. The mixing valve has a housing having a first inlet, a second inlet and an outlet; a first flow control valve for controlling the flow of a first fluid from the first inlet to the outlet; and a second flow control valve for controlling the flow of a second fluid from the second inlet to the outlet.
Kohler Mira Limited

Predictive cruise control system with advanced operator control and feedback

An on-board vehicle computer system for a vehicle includes at least one processing unit and a memory having stored therein computer-executable instructions configured to cause the on-board vehicle computer system to implement various aspects of a predictive cruise control (pcc) system. In one aspect, the computer system provides a plurality of available speed control bands in a pcc system, and the available speed control bands are selectable by an operator of the vehicle.
Paccar Inc

Prosthetic digit for use with touchscreen devices

A digit for a prosthetic hand is provided. The digit has a base member (12) attachable to the hand and at least one digit member (18) pivotably connected to the base member.
Touch Bionics Limited

System and apparatus enabling conversation between audience and broadcast or live-streamed media

Disclosed is a system, method and apparatus for opinion polling of broadcast or live streamed media. The scalable system enables real time analysis and display of continuously updated audience opinion data.

Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof

A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes a wireless communication unit configured to perform a wireless communication, a touchscreen having a front output unit exposed from a front side of the touchscreen and at least one lateral output unit exposed from a lateral side of the touchscreen, and a controller, if an event occurs, controlling an object to be displayed on the lateral output unit to notify that the event occurs, the controller controls a detailed information on the event to be displayed through at least one of the front output unit and the lateral output unit in response to a input to the lateral output unit.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Security system with networked touchscreen

An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network.

Long-term healthcare cost predictions using future trajectories & machine learning

The disclosed technology includes a system for modeling progression of lifetime healthcare expenses, including healthcare events resulting in an out-of-pocket expenditure per a given healthcare plan, wherein each healthcare event is associated with a group of healthcare events. Each group of healthcare events is associated with different sets of certainty with different groups of individuals.
Dzee Solutions, Inc.

Visual modeling apparatuses, methods and systems

The visual modeling apparatuses, methods and systems (“visual modeling system”) transforms and maps visual imagery, photographs, video and the like onto a large scale model or giant using a matrix of embedded lighting elements in the structure to create a large scale visitor and entertainment attraction.. .

Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof

A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a microphone; a touchscreen; and a controller configured to display a user interface for voice recognition on the touchscreen, display a first text, a second text, and a third text converted from a first voice input, a second voice input and a third voice input, respectively, in the user interface for voice recognition, wherein the first voice input, the second voice input, and the third voice input are received via the microphone, display an application window associated with the first text, the second text, and the third text in the user interface for voice recognition, receive a selection of one of the first text, the second text, and the third text for modification, and display a modified text of the selected text in the application window.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Intelligent touchscreen keyboard with finger differentiation

Implementations of the present disclosure include actions of displaying a plurality of keys on a touchscreen of a computing device, receiving user input to the touchscreen, the user input including a contact with the touchscreen, in response to receiving the user input, determining spatial information associated with the contact and generating an image of the contact, determining an output based on the image and the spatial information, and executing the output.. .
Google Inc.

Multifunctional operating device and operating a multifunctional operating device

The invention relates to a multifunctional operating device comprising a display unit (4) for displaying a menu structure, having a touchscreen or having a touchpad, wherein, within the menu structure, fields (2) are defined, which can be selected by touching, and the fields (2) are associated with defined function groups or functions, wherein the menu structure has a plurality of planes (3), and, by means of a zooming-in motion (8) with at least two fingers on a field (2) in the menu structure, another plane (3) of the menu structure can be selected, and the previous plane (1, 3) can be reached by a zooming-out motion (6).. .

Capacitive touchscreen panel and a etching an indium tin oxide film on a gap portion of a capacitive touchscreen panel

A capacitive touchscreen panel and a method for etching an indium tin oxide film on a gap portion of a capacitive touchscreen panel, the method for etching comprises using a laser etching line to cut ito on the gap portion into a plurality of ito segments, the ito segments are independent of each other and are not connected to each other. The method for etching an indium tin oxide film on a capacitive touchscreen panel and a gap portion thereof of the present invention has high production efficiency, and the touchscreen product has a good display effect after etching..
Kunshan Visionox Display Co., Ltd.

Fpc of a capacitive touchscreen and a mounting the fpc

An fpc of a capacitive touchscreen and a method for mounting the fpc. The fpc comprises a sensing circuit and a driving circuit which respectively matches with a sensing circuit layer and a driving circuit layer of a capacitive touchscreen panel and have several contacts for matching the sensing circuit layer and the driving circuit layer for corresponding connection; an ic driving chip, disposed between the sensing circuit and the driving circuit.
Kunshan Visionox Display Co., Ltd.

Method and device for counting steps

A step detection method comprises the following steps: a) based on at least one signal coming from at least one motion sensor rigidly attached to a portable device, detect events suitable to correspond to steps of a user carrying the portable device; b) based on at least one signal, or on at least one signal coming from another sensor also rigidly attached to the portable device, identify intervals of time during which the device is being manipulated; and c) identify as steps those, from amongst the events detected, which do not coincide with the intervals of time. A device for the implementing such a method, a mobile telephone and touchscreen tablet comprising such a device are also provided..
Movea

Apparatus and screening for defects in the sight and for measuring the visual acuity of a user

A binocular optoelectronic apparatus for screening defects in the sight and for measuring the visual acuity of a user, includes a casing having a right-hand first aperture and a left-hand first aperture, which apertures are intended to be placed facing the right eye and the left eye of a user facing in a first gaze direction, respectively. This apparatus includes: a touchscreen placed so that a first zone of the touchscreen is located in the interior of the casing and a second zone of the touchscreen is accessible from the exterior of the casing; electronic elements suitable for displaying a plurality of optotypes on a first portion of the first zone; and an optical system configured to form a right-hand first image of the first portion of the first zone in the direction of the first right-hand aperture at a first vision distance along a first optical path..
Essilor International Compagnie Generale D'optique

Image processing apparatus and computer-readable storage medium

An image processing system according to an embodiment includes a cart having a first processor and a camera mounted on the cart. The camera photographs an object and generates an image.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Coupling mobile devices for tetherless charging or communication

In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes detecting insertion of a mobile device into a cradle of a computer. The mobile device includes one or more device edges each having device coupling hardware.
International Business Machines Corporation

Coupling mobile devices for tetherless charging or communication

In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes detecting insertion of a mobile device into a cradle of a computer. The mobile device includes one or more device edges each having device coupling hardware.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and methods for voice-controlled seat adjustment

A control system for a vehicle having a seat with a first moveable portion and an adjustment actuator coupled with the first moveable seat portion includes a voice input device, a touchscreen input device, and a controller in communication with the adjustment actuator, the voice input device, and the touchscreen input device. The controller has a processor programed to interpret a first adjustment command from one of a voice command received from the voice input device and a manual command received from the touchscreen input device, carry out a first seat adjustment by causing the adjustment actuator to move the first moveable seat portion according to the first adjustment command, and to present information related to the first adjustment command on the touchscreen..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Mobile terminal for sharing image with nearby blackbox device and controlling the same

A mobile terminal including a touchscreen configured to display a map of a parking lot including a plurality of parking spaces; a wireless communication unit configured to communicate with at least one black box device of a corresponding vehicle parked in the parking lot; and a controller configured to identify a location of the at least one black box device and a location of the corresponding vehicle parked in the parking lot based on the communication with the least one black box device, and display the identified location of the at least one black box device and the identified location of the corresponding vehicle on the map of the parking lot.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Method and enabling the touchscreen display of a mobile device

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for automatically enabling a touchscreen of a mobile device based on detection of the presence of a human finger. A mobile device can capture an image of an object with a fingerprint sensor.
Qualcomm Incorporated

System and scrolling through media files on touchscreen devices

A system and method for scrolling through a media file is presented. Playback of a media file is initiated.
Vudu, Inc.

User interface adjustment methods and systems

One or more systems and/or methods for adjusting a user interface based upon an orientation of an input object are provided. An input provided by an input object (e.g., a hand of the user) may be received through a display of a device (e.g., a touchscreen display of a smartphone).
Yahoo!, Inc.

Touchscreen

A touchscreen includes a plurality of x electrodes extending in a first direction and arranged in parallel in a second direction, a plurality of y electrodes extending in the second direction so as to intersect the x electrodes and arranged in parallel in the first direction, and pedestal layers formed at respective intersections between the plurality of x electrodes and the plurality of y electrodes, wherein an intersection portion of each y electrode is formed under the pedestal layer, wherein a part of an intersection portion of each x electrode is formed on the pedestal layer and both ends thereof are electrically connected to adjacent electrode portions of the x electrodes, and wherein a profile of a portion of the pedestal layer intersecting the intersection portion of the x electrode has a nonlinear shape when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the substrate.. .
Japan Display Inc.

Single stylus for use with multiple inking technologies

Particular embodiments described herein provide for a stylus that includes a body, a plurality of conductive traces, a resonance circuit, and a tip, wherein the tip can be used to interact with both an electromagnetic resonance touchscreen and a capacitive touchscreen. The conductive traces can be spaced such that the conductive traces do not substantially block a resonance frequency of the resonance circuit..
Intel Corporation

General spatial-gesture grammar user interface for touchscreens, high dimensional touch pad (hdtp), free-space camera, and other user interfaces

A system for a spatial-gesture user interface employing grammatical rules at various levels. Various distinct subset of the gestemes can be concatenated in space and time to construct a distinct gestures.

Information handling system ceramic chassis

An information handling system chassis is built at least in part from ceramic elements. For example, a transparent aluminum oxide ceramic portion covers a touchscreen to provide a rigid outer surface for accepting end user inputs.
Dell Products L.p.





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