|| List of recent Tactile Input-related patents
|Multimodal portable communication interface for accessing video content|
A portable communication device has a touch screen display that receives tactile input and a microphone that receives audio input. The portable communication device initiates a query for media based at least in part on tactile input and audio input.
|Multisensory control of a patient-lifting-device|
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some multisensory implementations, a patient-lifting-device is controlled by voice recognition, keyboard text input, synaptic control and/or tongue tactile input commands.. .
|Enhanced virtual touchpad|
A method, including receiving, by a computer, a two-dimensional image (2d) containing at least a physical surface and segmenting the physical surface into one or more physical regions. A functionality is assigned to each of the one or more physical regions, each of the functionalities corresponding to a tactile input device, and a sequence of three-dimensional (3d) maps is received, the sequence of 3d maps containing at least a hand of a user of the computer, the hand positioned on one of the physical regions.
|Input detecting apparatus, and associated method, for electronic device|
An apparatus, and an associated method, forms a user interface permitting input of input instructions to an electronic device. Input commands are evidence by tactile input forces applied to a force receiving surface.
|Interleaved piezoelectric tactile interface|
A piezoelectric tactile input device and method in a computing environment. An embodiment disclosed herein includes a touch screen having several piezoelectric regions within a piezoelectric material layer that may generate a voltage when deformed in a localized area.
|Piezoelectric tactile interface|
A piezoelectric tactile input device and method in a computing environment. An embodiment disclosed herein includes a touch screen having a piezoelectric material layer that may generate a voltage when deformed in a localized area.
|Input data type profiles|
Techniques for providing input data type profiles are described. In at least some embodiments, input data type profiles can be implemented to enable applications to receive different types and/or combinations of input data.
|Tactile input device, microprocessor system and method for controlling a tactile input device|
The present invention pertains to a tactile input device comprising a control device, a proximity sensor unit arranged to provide a proximity detection signal to the control device, a tactile acoustic wave sensor unit operable in a low power mode and a high power mode according to a mode control signal from the control device, wherein the control device is arranged to control the power mode of the tactile acoustic wave sensor unit by providing a mode control signal based on the proximity detection signal received from the proximity sensor unit. The present invention also pertains to a microprocessor system comprising such a tactile input device and a corresponding method for controlling a tactile input device..
|Work and quality management system, device and method|
The application provides a system for supporting facilities management services. The system comprises at least one client terminal computer, an inspection server computer, and at least one mobile computing device.
|Integration systems and methods for vehicles and other environments|
Described herein are integration systems and methods for providing a cohesive user experience within an environment of a plurality of products. An exemplary integration system may comprise a gateway for bidirectional communication with the products.
|User interface for computer-implemented trading system|
A system and method are disclosed. A gui is provided that includes at least one interactive location of a trading screen.
|Content system with secondary touch controller|
A controller for a content presentation and interaction system which includes a primary content presentation device. The controller includes a tactile control input and a touch screen control input.
|Spherical touch sensors and signal/power architectures for trackballs, globes, displays, and other applications|
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a spherically-shaped user interface device comprising a tactile sensing arrangement for at least generating tactile sensing measurements in response to tactile input on a spherically-shaped surface and a processor for processing the tactile sensing measurements and producing user interface signals responsive to user touch. The tactile sensing can use capacitive or optical methods employing, for example a spherically-arranged array of organic light emitting diodes (oleds).
|Active stylus with tactile input and output|
In one embodiment, a stylus has one or more electrodes and one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media embodying logic for communicating wirelessly with a device through a touch sensor of the device. The media further embodies logic configured to receive from a tactile element tactile-input signals based on tactile input to the stylus by an entity and process those signals to determine an action.
|Tactile input recognition using best fit match|
An embodiment of the invention provides a method including receiving input from a user, which includes a handwritten symbol. The input is compared to prototype symbols to determine whether the input includes a threshold degree of similarity with a prototype symbol.
|Multisensory control of a patient-lifting-device|
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some multisensory implementations, a patient-lifting-device is controlled by voice recognition, keyboard text input, synaptic control and/or a tongue tactile input commands.. .