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04/17/14
20140109013
 Method and assembly for displaying menu options patent thumbnailMethod and assembly for displaying menu options
A food ordering terminal assembly for ordering selected food items from available items includes a processing unit for processing food orders. A memory unit is electrically connected to the processing unit for storing data therein.
04/17/14
20140108995
 Multiple seesawing panels patent thumbnailMultiple seesawing panels
A computing device is described that receives an indication of a first gesture received at an input device. Responsive to receiving the indication of the first gesture, the computing device outputs, for display, a first information panel having a size.
04/17/14
20140108992
 Partial gesture text entry patent thumbnailPartial gesture text entry
A graphical keyboard including a number of keys is output for display at a display device. The computing device receives an indication of a gesture to select at least two of the keys based at least in part on detecting an input unit at locations of a presence-sensitive input device.
04/17/14
20140108789
 System, method and apparata for secure communications using an electrical grid network patent thumbnailSystem, method and apparata for secure communications using an electrical grid network
A secure communications and location authorization system using a power line or a portion thereof as a side-channel that mitigates man-in-the-middle attacks on communications networks and devices connected to those networks. The system includes a power grid server associated with a substation, or curb-side distribution structure such as a transformer, an electric meter associated with a structure having electric service and able to communicate with the power grid server, a human authorization detector input device connected to the electric meter and the power grid server.
04/17/14
20140108400
 System and method for storing and accessing memorabilia patent thumbnailSystem and method for storing and accessing memorabilia
A computer based system for management of memorabilia including a processor coupled to memory and an input-output controller, a data store in communication with the processor, an input device coupled to the input-output controller and a display device coupled to the input-output controller. The memory includes at least one algorithm comprising an initial processing section configured to upload a plurality of images and audio files having a plurality of data file formats.
04/17/14
20140107665
 Mechanized multi-instrument surgical system patent thumbnailMechanized multi-instrument surgical system
A surgical system includes an instrument driver having a distal end positionable in a body cavity and a user input device. The instrument driver and user input device are positioned to removably receive distal and proximal portions, respectively, of a surgical instrument.
04/17/14
20140106875
 Gaming system with mobile user input device patent thumbnailGaming system with mobile user input device
Intelligent gaming tables and methods of providing game play through the gaming tables are described herein. The gaming table includes a table having a table surface, a plurality of player stations, and a common display configured to display gaming content to a plurality of players.
04/17/14
20140106844
 Select and drag method for a gaming machine patent thumbnailSelect and drag method for a gaming machine
A method for playing a casino gaming device including a select and drag feature is disclosed. In one embodiment, a player selects values for multiple positions or spots on a game of chance.
04/17/14
20140106838
 Electronic video poker games patent thumbnailElectronic video poker games
A video poker machine configured to allow a player to play a card game includes at least one display device, at least one input device, and at least one computer configured to display at least a first hand and a second hand of at least five cards all face up, each hand including the same five cards. A player is provided an option to play a hand by selecting none, one or more than one of the face up cards from the first hand and the second hand and any additional hands as cards to be held.
04/17/14
20140104515
 Electronic device and touch-sensitive input device patent thumbnailElectronic device and touch-sensitive input device
A touch-sensitive input device includes a cover, a set of first conductors disposed between the cover and a substrate, the first conductors including at least two fingers connected at an end of the fingers, dummy conductors disposed between the first conductors and between the fingers of the first conductors, and a second set of conductors disposed on an opposite side of the substrate.. .
04/17/14
20140104189
Moveable interactive shortcut toolbar and unintentional hit rejecter for touch input devices
Techniques and systems for facilitating the creation of electronic content on an editing canvas are disclosed. One example involves displaying an editing canvas on a touch screen of an electronic device, displaying a touch block object overlaying a portion of the editing canvas, wherein the touch block object blocks unintentional touches in an area of the touch screen associated with the touch block object, and changing a position of the touch block object with respect to the editing canvas responsive to receiving touch input on the touch screen to change the position of the touch block object.
04/17/14
20140104180
Input device
The present invention is a data entry device featuring a novel way of touch-typing on a small smart-device using two or more opposing touchpad surfaces positioned around a display, said surfaces comprising a housing. Bumps or other touch sensitive features are arrayed around the periphery of a digital display on the device.
04/17/14
20140104159
Input device and related method
An input device for transmitting a signal between a terminal device and an external device is disclosed in the present invention. The input device includes an input unit, a terminal communication unit, a wireless transmission unit and a processor.
04/17/14
20140102633
Input device and method for manufacturing the same
An input device is manufactured from a roll of a single-layer flexible transparent base sheet having a first surface and a second surface by forming a transparent electrode pattern and a wiring layer on the first surface. The transparent electrode pattern is disposed in a transparent input region, and the wiring layer extends from an end of the transparent electrode pattern into a decorative region surrounding the transparent input region.
04/10/14
20140101782
Digital video guard
This invention relates to the veracity of information displayed to a user of a computer, and information provided to a computer by human input devices such as mice and keyboards. A digital video guard (dvg) device is a peripheral that is retrofitted to commodity computer devices.
04/10/14
20140101562
Virtual media with folder-mount function and graphical user interface for mounting one or more files or folders
A graphical user interface used in a virtual media system for allowing a server computer to access objects (files and folders) on storage devices of a client computer. The server is controlled by input signals from the client.
04/10/14
20140101147
Search
A computer system for assisting searching of a database of a plurality of attributes, measures and content in order to answer analytical queries, the system comprising an input device for receiving word queries requesting information and/or metrics from the database a processor configured to process word queries requesting information and/or metrics from the database; and a storage memory containing a plurality of responses to word queries which responses contain and/or correspond to attributes, content and/or measures of the database, and containing one or more ordered combinations of attributes wherein the attributes of the ordered combinations are in a set order, the processor configured to match one or more words in a received word query with one or more attribute, content and/or measure in or corresponding to the stored responses, to provide relevant responses to the input word query based on the matching, and to rank the relevant responses, wherein the ranking of each relevant response is based at least partially on the position of one or more matched attributes of that relevant response within at least one ordered combination.. .
04/10/14
20140100979
Touchless and touch optimized processing of retail and other commerce transactions
A computer implemented method for reducing input performed in a commerce based application is provided. The method includes receiving a sequence of input values from an input device and associating the sequence of input values with an object in the application based on the sequence.
04/10/14
20140100972
Kiosk and method for renting carpet cleaning machines
A kiosk for leasing carpet cleaning machines to customers comprises a storage unit and an electronic input device. The storage unit is configured to house a carpet cleaning device and comprises a locking portion and an electronically controlled lock.
04/10/14
20140100008
Multimodal control of vehicles in three dimensional space
Methods and systems for controlling vehicles within graphically simulated environments are described herein. A video game such as a vehicle-based combat game may have vehicles (such as airplanes) operating in a simulated three dimensional space.
04/10/14
20140099937
Communication system, information processing apparatus, mobile terminal, and input method
A device control middleware 130 in a mobile terminal 10 converts ability information and input information (for example, pressing of a key) of various input devices of the mobile terminal 10 into an analyzable form, and transmits the converted information to a pc 20. A virtual device middleware 230 in the pc 20 analyzes the information received from the device control middleware 130 and supplies the information extracted by the analysis as input information of a java application 250..
04/10/14
20140099606
Control of vehicles in three dimensional space
Methods and systems for controlling vehicles within graphically simulated environments are described herein. A video game such as a vehicle-based combat game may have vehicles (such as airplanes) operating in a simulated three dimensional space.
04/10/14
20140099068
System and methodology for utilizing a portable media player
A low-cost portable digital video player receives proprietary compressed data from a source such as a personal video recorder (pvr), and displays the data on an integral display. A rewritable non-volatile memory of the player stores the data and a media decoder of the player transforms and decompresses the data.
04/10/14
20140098422
Optical element, display device, and input device
An optical element has a base material having a surface and a plurality of structures which are arranged on the surface of the base material at a fine pitch equal to or shorter than the wavelength of visible light and which each includes a convex or concave portion. The elastic modulus of the material forming the structures is 1 mpa or more and 1200 mpa or less, and the surface on which the structures are formed are hydrophilic..
04/10/14
20140098046
Sensor pattern for a tactile input device
A tactile sensor includes a plurality of first sensing elements that are arranged in a plurality of rows on a first layer and a plurality of second sensing elements that are vertically aligned in a plurality of columns on the first layer. The second sensing elements in each column are electrically connected together and each of the plurality of columns are separate conductors from one another.
04/10/14
20140098043
Systems and methods for providing haptic feedback to touch-sensitive input devices
Systems and methods for providing haptic feedback to touch-sensitive input devices are disclosed. For example, one disclosed system includes an input device having a housing having an exterior surface; a touch-sensitive surface configured to transmit a contact signal indicating a contact with the touch-sensitive surface; a sensor disposed within the housing, the sensor configured to sense movement of the input device and to transmit a sensor signal indicating movement of the input device; an actuator disposed within the housing, the actuator configured to output a haptic effect based on an actuator signal, the actuator signal based at least in part on the contact signal..
04/10/14
20140098041
Terminal and method for processing multi-point input
A terminal and method for discriminating among multipoint inputs generated in combination of multiple input factors generated by different input devices includes detecting a multipoint input comprising a plurality of input factors provided by a plurality of different input means; extracting coordinates and positions of the input factors based on the input means; and performing a particular operation corresponding to the extracted coordinates.. .
04/10/14
20140098025
Portable electrical input device capable of docking an electrical communication device and system thereof
A portable electrical input device capable of docking an electrical communication device is provided. The input device includes a docking base, image sensors, and a communication interface.
04/10/14
20140097962
Display device for air conditioner and method of controlling the display device
An air conditioner including notification device is provided. The device may include an input device receiving input information regarding operation of the air conditioner, a controller comparing the input information with previously mapped information and controlling the operation of the air conditioner, and an output device outputting primary information regarding the operation of the air conditioner based on a control command received from the controller.
04/10/14
20140097948
Sensor pattern for a tactile input device
A tactile sensor includes a plurality of first sensing elements that are arranged in a plurality of rows on a first layer and a plurality of second sensing elements that are vertically aligned in a plurality of columns on the first layer. The second sensing elements in each column are electrically connected together and each of the plurality of columns are separate conductors from one another.
04/10/14
20140097897
Op-amp sharing technique to remove memory effect in pipelined circuit
This document describes a new op-amp sharing technique for pipeline adc without memory effect. The key features of this technique are: the usage of negative impedance converter and scaled replica of the op-amp input device to achieve zero error voltage, which in turns achieve low power dissipation due to the removal of the tradeoff between op-amp sharing and memory effect.
04/10/14
20140097796
Universal charger
A universal charger includes a portable charger housing, an universal charging arrangement, and an energy input device. The universal charging arrangement includes a charging circuitry for managing electricity charging of the rechargeable battery, and a plurality of charging terminals movably provided in the battery compartment of the portable charging housing, wherein the charging terminals are adapted to move in the battery compartment to accurately and adjustably align with the battery terminals of the rechargeable battery.
04/10/14
20140097608
Information acquisition and readout using a tactile augmented label
A device and a method are disclosed including a tactile augmented information label or printed matter configured to allow tactile detection of the proximity of non-tactile information on the printed label or printed matter and to enable acquisition of such information using a computing device, such as a smartphone equipped with an optical input device, for example, a camera. In various embodiments the optically acquired information may be converted to speech and be read out to a user of the computing device to assist a visually challenged or impaired user or a user in dim light.
04/10/14
20140097595
Articulating hitch apparatus for vehicles
A hitch apparatus includes a frame configured to be secured to a vehicle and that is pivotable about a first axis, a guide that is movably secured to the frame and pivotable about a second axis substantially transverse to the first axis, and a tow bar movably secured to the guide and movable relative to the guide between retracted and extended positions. The hitch apparatus includes a user controlled positioning system with a user input device that is configured to allow a user to extend and retract the tow bar and to articulate the tow bar up-down and left-right so as to position the tow bar distal end at a desired position within a three-dimensional coordinate system..
04/03/14
20140096084
Apparatus and method for controlling user interface to select object within image and image input device
A method for controlling a user interface of an apparatus to enable intuitive manipulation for an object included in an image is provided. An object with deeper depth in a rear image of the apparatus may become selectable when the user holds a user input means close to the apparatus, while an object with shallower depth in the rear image may become selectable when the user draws the user input means away from the apparatus, thereby allowing the user to intuitively select an object in the rear image..
04/03/14
20140095973
Mechanism for partial document restore
Method and apparatus for managing versions of a portion of a document on a computing system are described. Multiple versions of an object in the document are maintained on the computing system.
04/03/14
20140095755
Using adaptive channel selection to enhance the performance of wireless docking
An adaptive channel selection (acs) system is disclosed. A computing device uses wireless docking to provide a separate monitor and full-size input devices.
04/03/14
20140095354
Remote system interaction
A computer system includes a processor, a display, one or more input devices allowing a user to input commands into the computer system and a browser which allows the user of the system to browse remote web pages. The computer system is programmed to use the browser to visit a website in response to one or more user commands entered into at least one of the user input devices.
04/03/14
20140095215
Management system for the protection of mortgage equity
A computer system for managing mortgages of large groups of mortgage holders with a no foreclosure rule interconnected to funding institutions maintained as a club. The system has input devices capable of receiving data from the mortgage funding institution or mortgage originator.
04/03/14
20140095135
Portable in-the-vehicle road simulator
Portable simulation system is a computer-based driving simulator, which uses an actual vehicle as an input device, and a portable display to present a virtual driving environment (vde) to the driver. Vehicle's steered wheels are placed atop of the turntables permitting free operation of the steering wheel.
04/03/14
20140094673
Receivers for analyzing and displaying sensor data
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. The system may include a display device with at least one input device.
04/03/14
20140094308
Gaming terminal with a light dissipating push-button
A player-input device for a gaming system includes a light-transmissive button lens comprising interior and exterior surfaces extending to an outside perimeter. A textured surface is located along the outside perimeter of the button lens.
04/03/14
20140094289
Gaming system having exchangeable bonus token accumulation-redemption feature
A gaming terminal is utilized for playing a wagering game. The gaming terminal includes a wager-input device and a display for displaying the wagering game.
04/03/14
20140094274
Systems, methods and devices for playing wagering games with simultaneous real-time events affecting the wagering games
Gaming devices, gaming systems, methods of conducting wagering games, and computer programs for executing wagering games are disclosed. A gaming system for playing a wagering game is disclosed which includes one or more display devices, one or more input devices, one or more processors, and one or more memory devices.
04/03/14
20140094266
Progressive wagering game having symbol-triggering award feature
Gaming devices, gaming systems, methods of conducting a wagering game, and computer programs for initiating a wagering game are presented herein. A gaming device is presented that includes a wager input device, a display, and at least one controller.
04/03/14
20140092051
Reducing ion-migration and corrosion in electrodes
Embodiments of the present invention generally provide a processing system for an input device including a sensor module having sensor circuitry. The sensor module may be coupled to transmitter electrodes, receiver electrodes, and a shield electrode.
04/03/14
20140092003
Direct haptic feedback
An electronic device comprises an input device and logic to register one or more input events and one or more haptic effects associated with the one or more input events for an application on an electronic device, receive an input event, retrieve one or more haptics effects, and pass the one or more haptics effects associated with the input event to a haptics actuator. Other embodiments may be described..
04/03/14
20140091941
Receivers for analyzing and displaying sensor data
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. The system may include a display device with at least one input device.
04/03/14
20140091940
Receivers for analyzing and displaying sensor data
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. The system may include a display device with at least one input device.
04/03/14
20140091912
Techniques for controlling appliances
Remote control systems utilize touch-sensitive user-input devices and/or displays which may be integral with the touch-sensitive user-input devices. Gestures input into a touch-sensitive user-input device result in signals transmitted to one or more appliances for the purpose of controlling the one or more appliances.
04/03/14
20140091904
Secure code entry in public places
The disclosure provides an apparatus and method for secure code entry in public places. The code entry apparatus includes a display for displaying a code character, the display having a structure that assures that only the user of the apparatus can view the code character; a character selector for selecting the code character; and an input device for confirming selection of the code character..
04/03/14
20140091733
Light emitting diode lighting device with tunable duty cycles
This disclosure provides a smart lighting apparatus. The lighting device includes a power input device and an insertion slot.
04/03/14
20140090829
Thermal module
A climate control device includes a first and a second thermal module. The first module is configured to provide climate conditioned air to a first portion of a seat.
03/27/14
20140089859
Equipment control device, operation reception method, and program
A display device stereoscopically displays operation items. An input device is provided on a display screen of the display device and receives an input of operation with an operation body from a user.
03/27/14
20140089840
Display/input device, image forming apparatus therewith, and method of controlling a display/input device
A display/input device has a display portion and a touch panel portion. The display portion displays selection keys and displays a setting screen of a selected setting item.
03/27/14
20140089828
Information processing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and storage medium
An information processing apparatus having a display unit and an input device capable of detecting a plurality of designated points designated on a screen, and its method of controlling the same. The apparatus detects, on a plurality of coordinates a plurality of designated points that a user designates on the input device, a movement of the coordinates, and a change in a distance between two designated points accompanying the movement, and performs enlargement or reduction of a whole image displayed on the display unit in a case where an operation of the user is a predetermined operation designating at least two points and a first condition is satisfied, and performs enlargement or reduction of a character displayed on the display unit in a case where an operation of the user detected the predetermined operation and a second condition is satisfied..
03/27/14
20140089813
Ranking of user feedback based on user input device tracking
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium for obtaining first position information of a first user interaction with a multimedia content item that is presented at a first time to the first user in a presentation area on a first computer device; obtaining, in response to obtaining the first position information, second position information of a second user interaction with the multimedia content item that was presented at a second time to a second user in a presentation area on a second computer device, the second time occurring before the first time; calculating a correlation score that is indicative of the relatedness of the second user interaction to the first user interaction; and in response to the correlation score meeting a threshold value, providing a first data set provided by the second user and associated with the first user interaction to the first user.. .


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