|| List of recent Input Devices-related patents
|Gaming device and method providing slot game having virtual map driven reel stop position determinations|
Various embodiments of the disclosed gaming device include a housing which supports a plurality of mechanical reels and a plurality of stop input devices which are configured to provide a pachisuro-style slot game. Each of the plurality of reels is associated with a different one of the plurality of stop input devices.
|Enhancing vehicle connectivity|
One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for enhancing vehicle connectivity are provided herein. In one or more embodiments, rule based actions may be implemented in connection with a vehicle.
|Computer-aided detection of regions of interest in tomographic breast imagery|
Disclosed are methods, and associated systems comprising processors, input devices and output devices, of detecting regions of interest in a tomographic breast image. The methods may comprise: acquiring tomographic breast image data; deriving a plurality of synthetic sub-volumes from the tomographic breast image data; wherein each subvolume is defined by parallel planar top and bottom surfaces; wherein planar top and bottom surfaces of successive subvolumes are parallel to each other; and wherein a top planar surface of a sub-volume is offset from a top planar surface of a prior sub-volume, such that successive sub-volumes overlap; for each sub-volume, deriving a two-dimensional image; for each two-dimensional image, identifying regions of interest therein; deriving at least one region of interest of potential clinical interest from a plurality of identified regions of interest; and outputting information associated with at least one derived region of interest of potential clinical interest..
|Health care quality patient satisfaction system|
A method and a system are provided for assessing patient satisfaction at each of a plurality of locations in a healthcare facility. The method includes providing patients with access to data input devices at each of the locations in the healthcare facility.
|Programmable irrigation controller having user interface|
An irrigation controller, includes a housing, a microcontroller within the housing and configured to store and execute an irrigation schedule, a valve driver coupled to the microcontroller and configured to output a zone activation signal to an actuatable zone valve in response to signaling from the microcontroller, and a user interface. The user interface includes a plurality of user input devices coupled to the microcontroller and configured to provide signaling to the microcontroller based upon a user's engagement therewith, the plurality of user input devices configured to allow the user to create an irrigation schedule; and a user display coupled to the microcontroller and configured to display irrigation parameters associated with the irrigation schedule.
|Guide and control assembly|
A guide and control assembly of a battery driven portable handheld power tool (1) is provided, which guide and control assembly (10) comprises a main handle (20) of the tool, arranged to be gripped by a hand of an operator, in an operating position, so as to permit the operator to carry and guide the power tool (1) with the hand during operational use thereof, a recessed user interaction panel (30) comprising a plurality of user input devices (31, 31′, 31″) and a first status indicating device (32), the user interaction panel (30) being formed in a panel receiving portion (41) of a housing (40) of the power tool (1), wherein the user interaction panel is positioned such that the user input devices (31) are reachable by a thumb of the operator when the hand is in the operating position.. .
|Providing input from input device to corresponding application program|
Embodiments include providing input from each of a plurality of input devices to one of a plurality of application programs. Aspects include receiving an input from one of the plurality of input devices, determining if the input from the one of the plurality of input devices has a corresponding application program selected from the one of a plurality of application programs.
|Gesture-based interface for a multi-modality medical imaging system|
Systems and methods for multi-modality data processing are provided. Some embodiments are particularly directed to interpreting gesture-based commands in a multi-modality processing system.
|Architecture for variable pressure mouse|
User input devices with variable pressure buttons are configured. A user may specify a range of pressure to be associated with a pressure level.
|Multi-page content selection technique|
A multi-page content selection mode is provided for devices and systems having display capability. The content may be any type (e.g., text, images, files, etc).
|Method and apparatus for interpreting sensor input|
A method, apparatus and computer program product are therefore provided to interpret sensor input. In this regard, the method, apparatus and computer program may receive input from a plurality of sensors (e.g., different user input devices), and configure a sensor interpreter based on sensor criteria received from the plurality of sensors.
|Video game system having novel input devices|
A video game system includes an input device, where the input device has at least one physiological sensing device for determining at least one physiological state of a user. The input device further has at least one motion sensing device for determining the motion and/or position of the input device and/or the user.
|Iphone frequency sensor/magnifier application|
Devices, using emitted acoustic signals and received vibrations, determine resonant frequencies of a surface or other object, and determine useful information about that surface, including size, thickness, and material. Received vibrations include impulse vibrations from striking that surface with a finger or stylus, or from a frequency or from a swept-sinusoid emitted by the device.
|Input method and electronic device for processing the same|
A method of enabling a rear input on an electronic device includes dividing one display screen into a first screen and a second screen; displaying an input screen mapped to a first input device on the first screen of a display unit; displaying an input screen mapped to a second input device on the second screen of the display unit; and displaying the input screens mapped to the first and second input devices when entering a character input mode.. .
|Method and system for video conference and pc user experience integration|
Disclosed is a system and method for integrating a user computer with a codec device so that operation of input devices to a computer is transferred to a display associated with the codec.. .
|Optically transmissive key assemblies for display-capable keyboards, keypads, or other user input devices|
A key that includes a body with an optically transmissive or light permeable region and an optical film coupled to or carried by the light permeable region. The key also includes a resilient structure coupled to the body.
|Systems and methods for managing, selecting, and updating visual interface content using display-enabled keyboards, keypads, and/or other user input devices|
A system for managing visual interface content encompassing primary visual interface content and adjunct visual interface content includes a processing unit, a primary display apparatus, a memory, and a set of display-enabled user input apparatuses. The system can be configured to direct or perform visual interface content management operations including selectively establishing associations or mappings between particular adjunct visual interface content and portions of a display-enabled user input apparatus and possibly portions of the primary display apparatus in response to user input; displaying primary visual interface content using the primary display apparatus; displaying adjunct visual interface content using a display-enabled input apparatus, where the first adjunct visual interface content includes visual information that corresponds to a portion of a visual environment absent from the primary display apparatus and which indicates an in-application event; and progressively displaying updated adjunct visual interface content on an automatic basis and/or in response to user input during application program execution using a display-enabled user input apparatus..
|Mobile communications device providing heuristic security authentication features and related methods|
A mobile communications device may include a plurality of first input devices capable of passively collecting input data, a second input device(s) capable of collecting response data based upon a challenge, and a processor capable of determining a level of assurance (loa) that possession of the mobile communications device has not changed based upon a statistical behavioral model and the passively received input data, and comparing the loa with a security threshold. When the loa is above the security threshold, the processor may be capable of performing a given mobile device operation without requiring response data from the second input device(s).
|Displays and information input devices|
An integrated display and input device including a pixel array operative to provide a visually sensible output, at least one sensor operative to sense at least a position of at least one object with respect to the pixel array when the at least one object has at least a predetermined degree of propinquity to the pixel array and circuitry receiving an output from the at least one sensor and providing a non-imagewise input representing the position of the at least one object relative to the pixel array to utilization circuitry.. .
|Determining an automated banking machine for check cashing|
A banking system comprises automated banking machines which include a card reader, check imaging device, and cash dispenser. Each system machine can cash a code-correlated check in exchange for receiving both the check and the code assigned to the check, without requiring any user identifying input through the machine's user input devices as a condition for cashing the check.
The present invention discloses a solution for allocating hall calls in an elevator system, which comprises call input devices for registering hall calls at the floors, a group control system responsive to said hall calls, and a number of elevators controlled by elevator-specific elevator controllers on the basis of commands issued by the group control system. A number of route alternatives are generated on the basis of the calls active, and allocation calculation is decentralized by calculating elevator-specific cost terms associated with the route alternatives in the elevator controllers.
|Method and system for voice based media search|
Voice-based input is used to operate a media device and/or to search for media content. Voice input is received by a media device via one or more audio input devices and is translated into a textual representation of the voice input.
|Method and system for video gaming using input adaptation for multiple input devices|
Computer system to facilitate video gaming comprising a processing unit and a computer readable medium coupled to the processing unit comprising instructions executable by the processing unit. Instructions are for a video game to process first input triggered by operation of multiple input devices.
|Method and system for video gaming using game-specific input adaptation|
Computer system to facilitate video gaming comprising a processing unit and a computer readable medium coupled to the processing unit comprising instructions executable by the processing unit. Instructions are for a video game that receives first input events triggered by operation of first input devices used to navigate the video game.
|Screed extender speed control|
A control system for an extendable screed includes a first input device configured to set a speed limit for the extendable screed, a second input device configured to vary a speed of the extendable screed within the speed limit. The controller further includes, a third input device configured to govern a relationship between a speed of the extendable screed and a relative position of the second input device.
|Using input from a pointing device to control a simulated object|
Methods and systems for controlling vehicles within video games 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.
|Gaming 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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..
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Wagering game with a secondary reel having oversized single-evaluation symbols|
A gaming system includes one or more input devices, one or more display devices, and one or more processors, and one or more memory devices storing instructions that cause the gaming system to receive an input indicative of a wager. The instructions further cause the gaming system to display a wagering game having an array of symbol positions positioned on a plurality of primary reels and at least one secondary reel overlaying two or more adjacent primary reels, the secondary reel including at least one oversized standard symbol, the oversized symbol overlaying symbol positions on at least two of the two or more adjacent primary reels.
|Gaming system and method providing one or more indications associated with a player-selected symbol combination for a play of a pachisuro-style slot game|
The present disclosure is directed to a gaming system and method providing one or more indications associated with a player-selected winning symbol combination for a play of a pachisuro-style slot game. The gaming system includes a plurality of reels, each of which includes a plurality of symbols, and a separate stop input device associated with each reel.
|Interactive passenger cabin unit and method for controlling presentations thereon|
A passenger cabin unit of a passenger transportation vehicle includes a display device configured to present visual effects, information and images. The display device is disposed so as to completely or substantially cover surfaces of the passenger cabin unit which are visible from inside the passenger cabin unit.
|Systems and methods for decoupling image generation rate from reporting rate in capacitive sensing|
The embodiments described herein provide devices and methods that facilitate improved input device resistance to the effects of errors that may be caused by the motion of detected objects on such input devices, and in particular, to the effect of blurring and/or fragmenting. The devices and methods provide improved resistance to the effects of such errors by decoupling the image generating interval from the reporting interval.
|Pre-loaded force sensors|
Pre-loaded force sensitive input devices, force sensing resistors (fsr), are formed as a multiple membrane assembly that is capable of detecting low intensity pressure inputs and quantifying varying applications of pressure to the sensor surface. Pre-loading the force sensor elements results in controlled amount of force between the two substrates causing a constant state of pre-load and eliminating the low-end or minimal pressure signal noise associated with unloaded sensors.
|Methods and systems for assigning input devices to teleoperated surgical instrument functions|
A method of assigning an auxiliary input device to control a surgical instrument in a robotic surgical system can include automatically assigning an auxiliary input device to control an auxiliary function of a surgical instrument based on a position of the auxiliary input device and which of a user's hands is operating another input device operably coupled to control movement of the surgical instrument. A system for controlling a surgical instrument may include an input device of a surgical system that is operably coupled to generate and transmit an input control signal to control movement of a surgical instrument operably coupled to the surgical system.
|Recognition method for input device, recognition device, electronic device and input device|
A recognition method for an input device is disclosed in the present invention, which is applied to an electronic device with a capacitive touch screen having a function of height detection, different input devices have different electric field height information. The method includes: obtaining the electric field height information of the input device, upon detection of a touch control operation of the input device; and determining attribute information of the input device according to a preset correspondence between the electric field height information and the attribute information of the input device.
Embodiments relate to a computing device having storage, a processor, a display, a first human input device, and a second human input device, where the first human input device is in a first category of human input devices and the second human input device is in a second category of human input devices. The computing device may perform a process involving executing a windowing environment that manages windows of applications executing on the computing device.
|Gaming system with performance tuning and optimized data sharing functions|
A gaming system with performance tuning and optimized data sharing functions essentially includes a server, a performance detection module, a performance adjusting module, a peripheral control module, a plurality of pcs, and a plurality of input devices. The performance detection module detects the performance of, and generates a pc performance table for, one of the pcs.
|System and method for interacting with content of an electronic device|
A system and method for interacting with content of an electronic device are provided. A second electronic device is detected to be within proximity of a first electronic device.
|Optical sensing mechanisms for input devices|
A computer or other electronic device including a processor and an input device, such as a track pad. The track pad being in communication with the processor and including a movable surface, a light source in communication with the processor, and an optical sensor in selective optical communication with the light source and in communication with the processor.
|Method for implementing secure data channel between processor and devices|
Apparatuses, systems, and methods are directed to securely store, transfer, and/or process data especially sensitive data sent from input devices to processors. In one embodiment, sensitive data may be packaged with at least one interrupt vector to provide a single posted write transaction initiated by an input device.
|Sharing audio and video device on a client endpoint device between local use and hosted virtual desktop use|
A communication is established between a client device and a server device, where the server device executes one or more hosted virtual desktop (hvd) applications for the client device. A media data stream including at least one of audio content and video content is transmitted from the client device to the server device, where audio and video content of the media data stream is captured by one or more input devices at the client device and is utilized by an hvd application at the server device.
|Systems and methods for reducing effects of interference in input devices|
The embodiments described herein provide devices and methods that facilitate improved input device performance. Specifically, the devices and methods provide improved resistance to the effect of interference on input devices, and in particular, to the effect of unison noise on proximity sensors that use capacitive techniques to generate images of sensor values.
Input devices for a computer-based system include a touch screen comprising a dynamic input portion on which context-sensitive user inputs may be displayed, a cursor control comprising a palm rest and a track ball. The palm rest may be located relative to the track ball and the dynamic input portion of the touch screen for ease of use by the user..
|System and method for multimodal interaction with reduced distraction in operating vehicles|
A method of interaction with an in-vehicle information system includes receiving first and second inputs from an operator with first and second input devices, respectively. The method further includes identifying a service request corresponding to the first input, and a parameter of the service request with a value that is included in the second input with a controller in the in-vehicle information system.
|Wireless communication terminal and operating system|
A wireless communication terminal has input devices for inputting an operation content for operating an application, a communicator for transmitting the operation content input from the input devices to a server, and receiving a server processing result as a result of predetermined processing executed by the server, and a controller determining in accordance with the application as an operation target based on the operation content whether the operation based on the operation content input before interruption of the communication is continued after the communication with the server is recovered, when the communication with the server is interrupted after the operation content is input from the input means and before a server processing result corresponding to the operation content is received from the server.. .
|Interchangeable input modules associated with varying languages|
Interchangeable input modules, such as keypads, having user input devices configured to mate with base devices are described herein. The user input devices may include pluralities of inputs, such as input keys, associated with languages.
|Digital media processor|
Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide highly integrated digital media processors for digital consumer electronics applications. These digital media processors are capable of performing the parallel processing of multiple format audio, video, and graphics signals.
|Integrated contact switch and touch sensor elements|
An input device providing integrated contact switch and touch sensor elements is disclosed. A contact switch and touch sensor can be integrated so that they share a common sensor line, achieving space, cost and manufacturing savings over input devices that utilize distinct sensor lines for each of its sensor elements.
|User initiated break-away clutching of a surgical mounting platform|
Robotic and/or surgical devices, systems, and methods include kinematic linkage structures and associated control systems configured to facilitate preparation of the system for use. One or more kinematic linkage sub-systems may include joints that are actively driven, passive, or a mix of both.
|Systems, methods and devices for configuring wagering game systems and devices|
Gaming devices, gaming systems, methods of configuring gaming devices, and computer programs for configuring gaming devices are featured. A gaming system for playing a wagering game is disclosed which includes a processor(s), an input device(s), a gaming device(s), and a memory device(s) storing instructions that, when executed by at least one of the processors, cause the gaming system to: receive, via at least one of the input devices, a desired value for a player-performance variable and/or a game-configuration variable for at least one of the gaming devices; based on the desired value, output a recommended value for a configuration parameter for the gaming device(s); and, responsive to a confirmation input received via at least one of the input devices, configure the gaming device(s) in accordance with at least the recommended value for the first configuration parameter..
|Three dimensional image projector stabilization circuit|
A method for providing a feedback circuit for a three dimensional projector. First and second input devices and a sensor for determining the rotational speed of the second input device are provided.
|Information input devices|
Control section (150) reads first information that is conversion candidates of information that has been input to input section (120) from character conversion candidate storage section (130), causes the first information that has been read to be displayed as conversion candidates on display section (110), reads second information correlated with the first information from pictorial symbol conversion candidate storage section (140) if the first information displayed on display section (110) is selected, and causes the second information and third information in which the first information and the second information are added to be displayed as conversion candidates on display section (110).. .
|Loudspeaker calibration using multiple wireless microphones|
An illustrative embodiment includes a method for use in performing acoustic calibration of at least one audio output device for a plurality of listening locations. An audio input device generates a data signal based on a series of one or more tones output by the at least one audio output device.
|Pushing a user interface to a remote device|
An electronic device can receive a request from an accessory to provide a user interface to be displayed by the accessory. The electronic device can determine whether an accessory has a first set of one or more user input devices or a second set of one or more user input devices.
|System and methods for a remotely changeable non-virtual personal message board for an unknown audience|
The invention is a system for posting personal messages to a display device for an unknown audience, whereby the communicator does not know who will view the personal message. Messages are sent directly to the communicator's display device over a network and are not contained or “housed” in a virtual (server) context.
|Sensory input devices, and sensory input methods|
A sensory input device comprising a chair portion (which comprises a seat portion and a back portion) and a pressing portion that has at least a first engagement region that is selectively movable between at least a first position and a second position (in which the first engagement region is engaged with a second engagement region on the chair portion). Also, a sensory input device comprising a chair portion (which comprises a seat portion and a back portion), the sensory input device having a total mass in the range of from about 2 pounds to about 5 pounds.
|Sensory input devices, and sensory input methods|
A sensory input device comprising at least one contact structure, at least one image of a hand on a first surface of the contact structure, at least one image of a foot on a second surface of the contact structure, at least one representation of a hand perceptible on the first surface, and/or at least one representation of a foot perceptible on the second surface. A sensory input apparatus comprising a sensory input device attached to at least one support structure.
|Handwriting input system, input contents management server and tangible computer-readable recording medium|
Disclosed is an handwriting input system including: a plurality of handwriting input devices which are adjacently arranged, each handwriting input device comprising an input surface to receive a handwriting input; and an information management unit which is connected with the handwriting input devices so as to be communicate with the handwriting input devices, wherein each of the handwriting input devices transmits draw data indicating draw contents of the handwriting input received by the input surface, to the information management unit, and the information management unit obtains relative position information of the plurality of handwriting input devices which are adjacently arranged, and joins the draw data received from the plurality of handwriting input devices so as to arrange the draw data in relative positions indicated by the relative position information.. .
|Real-time interactive collaboration system|
A system and method for real-time interactive collaboration between remote users communicating via one or more input devices adapted to provide alter documents, imagery and the like projected within a multidimensional virtual interactive space.. .