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04/17/14
20140109016
 Gesture-based cursor control patent thumbnailnew patent Gesture-based cursor control
In general, this disclosure describes techniques for enabling gesture-based cursor control on gesture keyboards. For example, a computing device outputs a graphical keyboard and a text display region, including a cursor at a first cursor location.
04/17/14
20140108993
 Gesture keyboard with gesture cancellation patent thumbnailnew patent Gesture keyboard with gesture cancellation
In one example, a method includes outputting, for display at a presence-sensitive display, a graphical user interface comprising a graphical keyboard that includes a group of keys, wherein each key in the group of keys is associated with a respective, different region of the presence-sensitive display. The method further includes receiving an indication of a gesture to select a sequence of one or more keys in the group of keys of the graphical keyboard.
04/17/14
20140108992
 Partial gesture text entry patent thumbnailnew patent Partial 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
20140108991
 Incremental multi-word recognition patent thumbnailnew patent Incremental multi-word recognition
In one example, a computing device includes at least one processor that is operatively coupled to a presence-sensitive display and a gesture module operable by the at least one processor. The gesture module may be operable by the at least one processor to output, for display at the presence-sensitive display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys and receive an indication of a continuous gesture detected at the presence-sensitive display, the continuous gesture to select a group of keys of the plurality of keys.
04/17/14
20140108990
 Contextually-specific automatic separators patent thumbnailnew patent Contextually-specific automatic separators
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to techniques for outputting a graphical keyboard comprising a group of keys, wherein each key in the group of keys is associated with a respective, different display region, receiving an indication of a gesture to select a sequence of keys that are each included in the group of keys of the graphical keyboard, determining that the selected sequence of keys corresponds to a character string that is identifiable by at least one format source, wherein the format source is associated with a syntax, determining, based at least in part on the syntax, that at least one separator character is associated with the character string, and in response to determining that the at least one separator character is associated with the character string, outputting the character string and the at least one separator character at a location proximal to the character string.. .
04/17/14
20140108989
 Character deletion during keyboard gesture patent thumbnailnew patent Character deletion during keyboard gesture
Techniques are described for character deletion on a computing device that utilizes a gesture-based keyboard. The computing device includes a processor and at least one module operable by the processor to output, for display at a presence-sensitive display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys and a text editor field.
04/17/14
20140108832
 Information processing apparatus and operation control method patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing apparatus and operation control method
According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a base unit including an upper including a keyboard, a display unit, a processor, a cooling fan, and a controller. The display unit is set at one of a first position where a display surface of the display unit and the upper surface are exposed and a second position where the display surface of the display unit is exposed and a rear surface of the display unit covers the upper surface.
04/17/14
20140106293
 Device and method for secondary dental caries diagnosis patent thumbnailnew patent Device and method for secondary dental caries diagnosis
A device for secondary caries detection characterized in that it contains a current generating block in its casing (6), advantageously equipped with the high linearity amplifiers, the current having the form of sinusoidally varying signal, advantageously with one frequency chosen from the range of frequencies from 200 hz to 100 khz and amplitude from 50 mv to 5 v; a block of preamplifiers (4), advantageously of high sensitivity and linearity with phase-sensitive detectors measuring components, advantageously with one frequency chosen from the range of frequencies from 200 hz to 100 khz as well as its multiples, advantageously integral in principle; microprocessor control unit (5), advantageously with a miniature keyboard and display unit, and at least one fixed electrode (2) placed on mucous membrane of the oral cavity and at least one moveable electrode to be mounted on a tooth (1).. .
04/17/14
20140105664
 Keyboard modification to increase typing speed by gesturing next character patent thumbnailnew patent Keyboard modification to increase typing speed by gesturing next character
An embodiment of the invention provides a method of character recognition wherein user input is received with a sensor. The user input includes movement on a first axis and movement on a second axis.
04/17/14
20140105398
 Input method for communications terminals and communications terminals patent thumbnailnew patent Input method for communications terminals and communications terminals
An input method for communications terminals, including: a communications terminal configured with a touch screen sends an input request message; a communications terminal configured with a keyboard returns an input acceptance message to the communications terminal configured with a touch screen; the communications terminal configured with a touch screen establishes a communications link with the communications terminal configured with a keyboard; the communications terminal configured with a keyboard generates input content, obtains a data packet through processing, and sends the data packet to the communications terminal configured a the touch screen through the communications link; the communications terminal configured with a touch screen processes the data packet to obtain the input content. The input speed and accuracy for a touch-screen mobile phone are improved, thereby solving the problem that the input experience on a touch-screen communications terminal is poor..
04/17/14
20140104215
new patent Apparatus and method for inputting character using touch screen in portable terminal
A method of inputting characters in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes displaying a plurality of characters on a keyboard, detecting a touch on the keyboard, displaying one character corresponding to a key corresponding to the touch on the keyboard as enlarged relative to other characters upon detecting the touch, displaying the character, which is displayed enlarged when detecting a release of the touch, in a character input area upon detecting a release of the touch on the keyboard, and displaying a plurality of recommended words in a vicinity of the keyboard based on characters which have been inputted so far, at least one of the plurality of recommended words comprising the characters which have been inputted so far..
04/17/14
20140104182
new patent Method for character correction
A computer program product is provided and includes a non-transitory tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and on which instructions are stored for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method. The method includes enabling retrieval of a keyboard pressed sequence of characters of a first type, permitting a re-selection of characters of a second type, which are associated with the keyboard pressed sequence of the characters of the first type and permitting modification of the keyboard pressed sequence of the characters of the first type to initiate a search for and retrieval of characters of the second type..
04/17/14
20140104181
new patent Displaying and inputting symbols
Methods, systems, and computer-storage media having computer-usable instructions embodied thereon, for displaying and inputting symbols are provided. Bopomofo symbols are phonetic representations of chinese characters.
04/17/14
20140104179
new patent Keyboard modification to increase typing speed by gesturing next character
An embodiment of the invention provides a method of character recognition wherein user input is received with a sensor. The user input includes movement on a first axis and movement on a second axis.
04/17/14
20140104177
new patent Multi-gesture text input prediction
A computing device outputs a keyboard for display, receives an indication of a first gesture to select a first sequence of one or more keys, determines a set of candidate strings based in part on the first sequence of keys, and outputs for display at least one of the set of candidate strings. The computing device receives an indication of a second gesture to select a second sequence of one or more keys, and determines that characters associated with the second sequence of keys are included in a first candidate word based at least in part on the set of candidate strings, or are included in a second candidate word not based on the first sequence of keys.
04/17/14
20140104176
new patent Ultra-compact keyboard
An embodiment of the invention provides a method of character recognition where input is received from an actuated key. The angle of the input is determined with a sensor, wherein the angle of the input includes pressure on a first axis, pressure on a second axis, and/or pressure on an additional axis.
04/17/14
20140104175
new patent Feature-based autocorrection
A computing device is described that outputs for display at a presence-sensitive screen, a graphical keyboard having keys. The computing device receives an indication of a selection of one or more of the keys.
04/17/14
20140104174
new patent Ultra-compact keyboard
An embodiment of the invention provides a method of character recognition where input is received from an actuated key. The angle of the input is determined with a sensor, wherein the angle of the input includes pressure on a first axis, pressure on a second axis, and/or pressure on an additional axis.
04/17/14
20140104173
new patent Modular modifiable computer keyboard
A computer keyboard is designed to accommodate a variety of security features that may be installed in the keyboard during manufacturing, whereby various combinations of devices that impart selected security features or other functions may be assembled. The keyboard assembly includes a base extension for accommodating the security devices, and a number of interchangeable modular tops supporting various discreet input technologies.
04/17/14
20140103062
new patent Large bottle vending apparatus and method
A combination vending/return apparatus and method. The apparatus includes a series of rows and columns for receiving, storing and dispensing unfilled and filled large-volume water-containing bottles from and to consumers.
04/17/14
20140102868
new patent Keyboard
A keyboard is provided with a base member, moving members provided on the base member and unit parts. Each of the unit parts includes a contact which is electrically connected when depressed and an elastic member.
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
20140101596
Language and communication system
A device disclosed herein comprises a touch screen interface configured to display a plurality of different keyboard configurations, each of the keyboard configurations representing a plurality of keys, receive an input from a user to select one of a plurality of keyboard selection inputs, and in response to the selection of the one of a plurality of keyboard selection inputs, displaying a selected keyboard configuration from the plurality of different keyboard configurations, wherein each of the plurality of keys related to the selected keyboard configuration represents a word.. .
04/10/14
20140101595
System and method for utilizing a dynamic virtual keyboard
A system and method of providing a dynamic virtual keyboard having a qwerty or randomized layout that is displayed on a user interface to allow a user to input authentication information into a selected field. A first character key and a second character key are exchanged from their respective actual positions to modified positions.
04/10/14
20140101594
Incremental feature-based gesture-keyboard decoding
In one example, a method includes outputting, at a presence-sensitive display operatively coupled to a computing device, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys and receiving an indication of a gesture to select a group of keys of the plurality of keys. The method may further include determining, in response to the indication, a candidate word based at least in part on the group of keys.
04/10/14
20140101553
Media insertion interface
A computing device may output a graphical user interface for display at a presence-sensitive screen including an edit region and a graphical keyboard. The computing device may receive an indication of a gesture detected at a location of the presence-sensitive screen within the graphical keyboard.
04/10/14
20140098141
Method and apparatus for securing input of information via software keyboards
Data entry using a software keyboard such as a touchscreen keyboard is secured by varying key sizes in the keyboard from key to key and from software keyboard configuration to software keyboard configuration, decoupling display locations from keys. Multiple software keyboard configurations are generated, each having different sets of key sizes.
04/10/14
20140098054
Touch mouse supporting key functions of keyboard device and related method used in touch mouse
A method used in a touch mouse includes: providing a touch area; using the touch area to detect a touch of a user's finger on the touch area to sense and generate a touch signal; and, generating a corresponding key output signal to a host by simulating a condition of pressing at least a key of a keyboard device according to the touch signal.. .
04/10/14
20140098026
Keyboard device for small size tablet personal computer
A keyboard device for a small size tablet personal computer is provided. The keyboard device includes a first casing, a connecting plate, and a second casing.
04/10/14
20140098024
Split virtual keyboard on a mobile computing device
Described herein is a split virtual keyboard that is displayed on a tablet (slate) computing device. The split virtual keyboard includes a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being separated from the second portion.
04/10/14
20140098023
Incremental multi-touch gesture recognition
In one example, a method comprises outputting, by a computing device and for display at an output device, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys, and receiving, by the computing device, an indication of a multi-touch gesture detected at a presence-sensitive display, the multi-touch gesture comprising a first sub-gesture that traverses a first group of keys of the plurality of keys and a second sub-gesture that traverses a second group of keys of the plurality of keys. This example method further comprises determining, in response to detecting the first sub-gesture and the second sub-gesture, a candidate word based at least in part on the first and second groups of keys, and outputting, by the computing device and for display at the output device, the candidate word..
04/10/14
20140098022
Joystick for a computer keyboard
A keyboard joystick comprises a base having key actuating areas associated with the underside of the base. A control stick is mounted to the base to enable a user to actuate the arrow keys of a computer keyboard in conjunction with an associated computer game, for example..
04/10/14
20140097885
Capacitive touch keyboard
A capacitive touch keyboard includes a soft shielding layer, a soft intermediate layer, and a one dimensional sensor layer where the soft intermediate layer is interposed between the other two to form a capacitor structure. The soft shielding layer includes a ground plane, a dielectric material covering on the ground plane, and plural key areas at its outer surface.
04/10/14
20140097857
Capacitive touch keyboard
A capacitive touch keyboard includes a shielding layer, a intermediate layer, and a one-dimensional sensor layer where the soft intermediate layer is interposed between the other two to form a capacitor structure. The shielding layer includes a ground plane, and plural first key areas at its outer surface.
04/10/14
20140097072
Keyboard and method for assembling keyboard and portable electronic device
A keyboard applicable to a portable electronic device includes a flexible circuit board, a plurality of keys, a flexible frame, a first support plate, and a second support plate. The flexible circuit board has a first and a second surface.
04/03/14
20140096066
Construction of command lines in a command line interface
Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer system, method, and computer program product for constructing a command line. According to one aspect of the present invention, a user can construct a command line based on historical command lines.
04/03/14
20140096059
Systems and methods for a user-adaptive keyboard
In one embodiment, a method includes detecting one or more user interactions, associated with a user of a computing device, each interaction occurring at a region associated with an input value, and determining, for at least one user interaction, that the at least one user intended to provide a different input value. Adaptation information is generated for the at least one user based on the at least one user interaction.
04/03/14
20140095746
Information processing apparatus, computer readable storage medium, and key assignment changing method
An information processing apparatus includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a key assignment changing module. The transmitter is configured to transmit information relating to a use situation of the information processing apparatus to an external storage device.
04/03/14
20140094154
Movement detection system for a portable device such as a portable phone
An unintentional dialing event is detected by characterizing some action of a portable phone, e.g., its movement or its surroundings. The action can be characterized by a sensor, and that sensor can be for example an accelerometer, a camera in the phone, or a microphone in the phone, or some other way.
04/03/14
20140092552
Protective cover for laptop computer
An exterior cover for a laptop computer having a display portion and a keyboard portion is disclosed. The exterior cover includes a first rigid planar element for placement on an outside surface of the display portion.
04/03/14
20140092543
Keyboard integrated nfc antenna
A metal baseboard with a planar shape which is placed close to a near field communication (nfc) radio antenna may be configured with a number of slots in the metal. These slots may disrupt the eddy current that would otherwise be induced in the metal by magnetic emissions emanating from the nfc antenna.
04/03/14
20140092022
Light emitting keyboard
A light emitting keyboard is provided. The keyboard includes: a plurality of keys, wherein each of the keys has a light source; and a controller, for controlling the light sources of a plurality of designated keys to be turned on or off..
04/03/14
20140092021
Method and system for entering text using a remote control
The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method for entering text using a remote control. More specifically, there is provided a method comprising identifying a plurality of section keys for a keyboard display.
04/03/14
20140092020
Automatic assignment of keyboard languages
Systems and methods may provide for receiving web content and identifying a language of the web content. Additionally, the language may be automatically assigned to a keyboard.
04/03/14
20140092018
Non-mouse cursor control including modified keyboard input
The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for modeling and deploying decision services. One computer-implemented method includes displaying a graphical user interface not including a cursor on a display device.
04/03/14
20140091857
Ultra low travel keyboard
A keyboard or keyboard key that has a force sensor that measures the force imparted to the key when a user presses the key or rests a finger on a key. Key embodiments may also include an actuator that excites the in order to provide feedback to the user in accordance with various feedback methods disclosed herein..
04/03/14
20140091147
Arrangement for and method of managing a soft keyboard on a mobile terminal connected with a handheld electro-optical reader via a bluetooth(r) paired connection
A wireless bluetooth® paired connection is established between a bluetooth® module in an electro-optical, handheld reader and a bluetooth® module in a mobile terminal via a human interface device (hid) profile. Data capture from a target is initiated upon one type of manual actuation, e.g., a single pull, of a trigger on the reader.
04/03/14
20140090966
Keyboard with screw nut
A keyboard comprising a keyboard module, a support plate and at least one screw nut attached to the support plate.. .
03/27/14
20140089839
Apparatus and method for conditionally enabling or disabling soft buttons
A method of operating a multifunction device includes displaying a soft keyboard having a plurality of buttons including one or more unconditionally enabled buttons and one or more conditionally enabled buttons. The method further includes detecting a first input with a first button at a first time; detecting a second input with a second button at a second time after the first time, where the second button is a conditionally enabled button; and in response to the detecting the second input with the second button at the second time: in accordance with a determination that the period of time between the first time and the second time is above a predefined threshold, activating the second button; and in accordance with a determination that the period of time between the first time and the second time is below the predefined threshold, preventing the second button from being activated..
03/27/14
20140089188
System for funds transfer using source atm and delivering atm
A system for conducting funds transfer using a source atm and a delivering atm. In one embodiment, a sender can use the source atm to initiate a funds transfer, deliver cash into it, or a check, or select a bank account with sufficient funds available, to be the source of funds.
03/27/14
20140088956
Handheld electronic device with reduced keyboard and associated method of providing quick text entry in a message
An improved handheld electronic device having a reduced keyboard provides facilitated language entry by making available to a user certain words that a user may reasonably be expected to enter. In some situations, certain words can be stored, for example, in a temporary dictionary for use in particular situations.
03/27/14
20140085792
Portable electronic device
A portable electronic device includes a lower member, an upper member, a strip-storing unit and an electric connecting strip. The lower member is provided with a keyboard module.
03/27/14
20140085208
Touchscreen device and electronic device using the same
There are provided a touchscreen device capable of preventing a typing error of a touch keyboard, and an electronic device using the same. The touchscreen device includes a display unit outputting a keyboard touch region including a touch keyboard, a touchscreen to which a touch is made, and a control unit controlling the display unit to output an expanded keyboard having a preset shape by expanding a touch region of a first touch when the first touch is sensed in the keyboard touch region, wherein the first touch is a floating or hovering touch..
03/27/14
20140085206
Electronic apparatus, method of key inputting and computer-readable recording medium
An electronic apparatus includes a user interface to display a key input region on a touch screen, a converter to output a key value corresponding to the touch region as a keyboard signal when a touch is input on the key input region, and a controller to execute an event corresponding to the output keyboard signal.. .
03/27/14
20140084642
Computer chair
The present invention relates to a computer chair comprising a seat support, a leg support, a monitor mount, a rotatable keyboard and mouse support and double rotatable armrests centred on a power seat which allows sitting posture to be adjusted so as to match the body form of the user. The object of the present invention is to make computer usage environments more ergonomic than hitherto, and to provide a computer usage environment which allows the user to perform more work effectively as they feel less tired even when operating a computer for a long time..
03/27/14
20140083883
Cover for electronic device
A protective covering for an electronic device such as a tablet computer. In various embodiments, to protective covering may cover both front and rear surfaces of the electronic device, as well as from and rear surfaces of an associated keyboard.
03/27/14
20140083830
Keyboard device
A keyboard device capable of suppressing noise that occurs upon release of the key is provided. The key is formed with a protrusion and a hammer is formed with a sliding surface.
03/27/14
20140083336
Support for use with computer devices
A support is provided for use with computer devices. The support is made of a flexible material and incorporates an oval axial cross-section along with curved inner walls to provide a cushion.
03/27/14
20140083281
Multi-touch piano keyboard
A musical keyboard touch sensor pad having a plurality of integrated sensors disposed in an array is disclosed. The plurality of integrated sensors represents a keyboard key.
03/27/14
20140083277
White key for keyboard instrument
A white key for a keyboard instrument, which makes it possible to improve yield and marketability and reduce manufacturing costs. The white key for a keyboard instrument includes a wooden key body, a synthetic resin-made upper cover bonded to the key body, and a synthetic resin-made front cover bonded to a front end face of the key body.
03/27/14
20140083274
Bearing member
A bearing member is to be used for an action mechanism in a keyboard instrument, the action mechanism provided with an action member that pivots in accordance with a key-depressing operation, and the bearing member includes: an inner layer having a through hole through which a shaft provided in the action member is inserted; and an outer layer formed in an outer side of the inner layer. The inner layer is formed of a first material having a higher stability against humidity than a stability against humidity of the outer layer.
03/20/14
20140082546
Input method, input apparatus, and terminal device
An input method is provided by embodiments of the present invention, relating to the communications field, and invented to improve the input experience of a user. The input method includes: providing an input interface on a touch display screen, where the input interface includes a virtual soft keyboard distributed in a sector area around a lower left corner or lower right corner of the input interface; receiving an input instruction which is input by a user through the virtual soft keyboard; and displaying input information corresponding to the input instruction.
03/20/14
20140082545
Posture-adaptive selection
In one example a computing device includes at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor may be configured to output for display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys. The at least one processor may be configured to receive an indication of an input detected at a presence-sensitive input device operatively coupled to the computing device; and responsive to receiving the indication, determine an input posture of the input, wherein the input posture represents an orientation of the computing device in relation to an input unit used to provide the input.
03/20/14
20140082543
Computer system and control method thereof capable of changing performance mode using dedicated button
An electronic apparatus comprising is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a keyboard to receive a user input to switch from a normal performance mode to a high performance mode, a processor to reassign a higher priority to a program, which has been active with a priority in the normal performance mode, such that the program is executed with the higher priority in the high performance mode that otherwise would have been executed with the priority previously assigned, and a display screen to display a mode indication visibly indicating at least one of the normal performance mode or the high performance mode..
03/20/14
20140082520
Method and system for gesture- and animation-enhanced instant messaging
Instant messaging applications of all forms, ranging from standard short-message-service (sms) text messaging to basic multimedia messaging incorporating sounds and images, to myriad “chat” applications, have become a staple form of communication for millions or billions of phone, computer and mobile device users. The following invention is composed of a set of claims that comprise a novel method and system for an enhanced, more expressive system of messaging that combines text and multimedia (audio, images and video) with a gesture-driven, animated interface especially suited for the newest generation of touch-sensitive mobile device screens.
03/20/14
20140082517
Facilitating dynamic creation, customization, and execution of keyboard shortcuts in an on-demand services environment
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating dynamic creation, customization, and execution of keyboard shortcuts in an on-demand services environment in a multi-tenant environment according to one embodiment. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes receiving, at a computing device, a request from a user to invoke a keyboard shortcut across a plurality of web domains at the computing device, where the plurality of web domains may comprise a primary web domain and one or more secondary web domains.


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