Tactile Input

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Automatic capturing of multi-mode inputs in applications
Motorola Mobility Llc
April 06, 2017 - N°20170097806

A method includes: detecting activation, on a device, of a content capturing and presenting (ccp) interface for receiving content that can be inputted via both speech-input and tactile-input; and in response to the activation, automatically enabling both (i) a tactile input mechanism for capturing tactile inputs and (ii) a microphone for capturing audible speech inputs. The method further includes: monitoring ...
Touchless user interface for handheld and wearable computers
Rambus Inc.
March 02, 2017 - N°20170060242

A user interface includes both a touchscreen for tactile input and one or more lensless optical sensors for sensing additional, remote gestures. Users can interact with the user interface in a volume of space near the display, and are thus not constrained to the relatively small area of the touchscreen. Remote hand or face gestures can be used to turn ...
Remote control with dual activated touch sensor input
Rambus Inc.
February 09, 2017 - N°20170038844

A remote control with a shared touch sensor such as a touch pad is disclosed. The touch sensor is responsive to input from two different surfaces of the remote control providing attendant space and cost advantages. The touch sensor may be responsive to continuous touch input or to tactile input buttons adapted to activate the touch sensor when depressed.
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Using speech to unlock an electronic device having a pattern-based unlocking mechanism
Motorola Mobility Llc
January 05, 2017 - N°20170004294

A method and apparatus for using speech to unlock an electronic device having a pattern-based unlocking mechanism includes the electronic device receiving tactile input to set an unlocking pattern relative to a pattern array of an electronic device, wherein the unlocking pattern can be used to unlock the electronic device. The method also includes mapping a character sequence to the ...
Medical device with tacticle user interface
Physio-control, Inc.
December 01, 2016 - N°20160346559

Medical devices include patient modules and displays, which are all electrically coupled together. The patient modules include a defibrillation therapy module and optionally a monitoring module. The defibrillation therapy modules have circuitry that can discharge electric, defibrillation shock through defibrillation electrodes. Some of these medical devices treat patients with defibrillation shock therapy and can also monitor various patient parameters. The ...
Method and apparatus for in-vehicular communications
Sensedriver Technologies, Llc
November 24, 2016 - N°20160341962

A vehicular heads-up-display system includes a windshield-mountable partially reflective mirror that allows a vehicle user to view material displayed on the partially reflective mirror while, at the same time, viewing the road ahead without obstruction. A mount configured to accept a portable electronic device, such as a smartphone, may be situated to project the display of the portable electronic device ...
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Custom vibration patterns
Apple Inc.
October 20, 2016 - N°20160306428

The present disclosure describes technology, which can be implemented as a method, apparatus, and/or computer software embodied in a computer-readable medium, and which, among other things, be used to create custom feedback patterns in response to user input, for example, in response to the user inputting a desired pattern of tactile events detected on a mobile device. For example, ...
Multimodal portable communication interface for accessing video content
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
August 25, 2016 - N°20160249107

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. The touch screen display is a multi-touch screen. The portable communication device sends an initiated query and receives a text ...
Systems and methods for providing environmental feedback based on received gestural input
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
August 25, 2016 - N°20160246562

A system for providing environmental feedback including one or more processors and a tactile input hardware. The tactile input hardware is communicatively coupled to the one or more processors. The system further includes one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, one or more sensing devices communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and ...
Human performance optimization and training methods and systems
Skullcandy, Inc.
July 07, 2016 - N°20160196758

Presented are systems and methods that analyze an individual's state based on selected criteria, and then adaptively provide stimuli to affect the individual's performance compared to established benchmarks and pre-set plans. The methods or systems can provide audio and/or tactile inputs to a human subject to obtain a specific performance state. A music or sound selection engine considers the ...
Tactile input produced sound based user interface
Skullcandy, Inc.
June 23, 2016 - N°20160179461

A device for providing sound-based user interface is described. The device can include a housing including at least front and back surfaces. The device can include at least two microphones disposed inside the housing with the at least two microphones to receive sound data associated with a tactile motion input on one of the at least front and back surfaces ...
Portable work support and keyboard/mouse tray and work station and tethered chair
Skullcandy, Inc.
June 09, 2016 - N°20160157601

A portable work support device and support for a key board and a pointing device, such as a mouse, for use by occupants of reclining capable office chairs having an adjustable fitted footrest assembly connected to the chair that will provide the seated chair user the ability to achieve a desired pelvis/feet triangulation stabilization effect while reclined by having ...
Tactile input for improving physical movement
Skullcandy, Inc.
May 19, 2016 - N°20160140866

A system for providing tactile input for prompting a person to coordinate appropriate muscle contractions during some form of physical movement such as exercising. The system may comprise a belt bearing inwardly facing projections adapted to make contact with a user's skin. The user may then be prompted by sensory tactile feedback or by audible, visible, or vibratory outputs to ...
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Device and methods for mobile monitoring and assessment of clinical function through sensors and interactive ...
Integrated Deficit Examinations, Llc
February 11, 2016 - N°20160042123

Methods and systems are disclosed for sensing and assessing a patients responses to tests using a device that may include tactile input, voice input, still image analysis, and responses to visual and auditory stimuli. In one example, a method includes obtaining interactive clinical assessment data using a remote client device and a computer-based control device, the method including providing on ...
Determining finger separation through groove analysis in a touch screen device
Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
December 31, 2015 - N°20150378497

Groove analysis in a device having a tactile input surface suited to detect more than one tactile input at a time. Using groove analysis allows a touch screen device a more robust and efficient algorithm for distinguishing between two different tactile inputs. The touch screen device may include a touch screen controller that includes an analysis circuit for determining grooves ...
Vehicles and vehicle systems for wirelessly charging portable electronic devices
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
December 10, 2015 - N°20150357860

Vehicles and vehicle systems for wirelessly charging portable electronic devices are disclosed. A vehicle includes one or more processors, one or more memory modules, a display, a wireless charger module, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules. When executed by the one or more processors, the machine readable instructions cause the vehicle to present a ...
Tactile input for improving physical movement
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
December 10, 2015 - N°20150356883

A system for providing tactile input for prompting a person to coordinate appropriate muscle contractions during some form of physical movement such as exercising. The system may comprise a belt bearing inwardly facing projections adapted to contact contracting muscles. The user may then be prompted by direct tactile feedback or by audible, visible, or vibratory outputs to facilitate proper contractions, ...
Unlocking touch screen devices
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
December 10, 2015 - N°20150355773

A method, system, and/or computer program product unlocks an electronic device that has a touchscreen. Multiple tactile inputs to a touchscreen on a locked electronic device are detected. A distance between the most distant tactile inputs is detected, and a relative position, as measured from the most distant tactile inputs, of other tactile inputs to the touchscreen is calculated. ...
Generating and providing immersive experiences to users isolated from external stimuli
Otoy, Inc.
December 03, 2015 - N°20150346810

An immersive experience system provides interactive content to a user while isolating the user from external stimuli in an isolation chamber. The user floats in a high-density suspension liquid maintained at the user's body temperature while consuming the interactive content which can provide audio, video and tactile inputs to the user. The user can interact with the immersive experience system ...
Therapeutic fabric article
Excellon Technologies, Inc.
November 26, 2015 - N°20150335853

A weighted garment including a fabric shell having a quilted pattern in the form of a plurality of quilted squares. The weighted garment further includes a weighted filling housed and substantially evenly distributed within each of the plurality of quilted squares. The weighted garment applies deep pressure and tactile inputs for utilization of the proprioceptive and tactile systems to assist ...
Somatosensory feedback wearable object
Excellon Technologies, Inc.
October 15, 2015 - N°20150294597

Disclosed are systems, computer-readable mediums, and methods for receiving, from a sensor array, three-dimensional sensory data associated with an environment of a person. The three-dimensional sensory data is converted into a two-dimensional representation. An obstacle is located within the environment based upon the sensory data. The obstacle is mapped onto the two-dimensional representation and the two-dimensional representation is mapped onto ...