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Tactile Input-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Tactile input device that reduces area occupied under top surface
Google Llc
April 12, 2018 - N°20180101252

A tactile input device may include a top surface, a sensor beneath the top surface, a controller beneath the top surface, and a securement mechanism. The controller may be configured to process input received by the sensor. The securement mechanism may be configured to secure the tactile input device to a portable computing device. The sensor, the controller, and the ...
Haptic system: recline activation control
Zodiac Seats Us Llc
March 08, 2018 - N°20180065521

An electronically-activated support positioning system for a passenger seat can include a sensor capable of detecting a tactile input from a passenger and sending a signal, optionally through a controller, to a lock actuator coupled to a lockable hydraulic spring to either lock or unlock the lockable hydraulic spring. The lockable hydraulic spring can control movement of a support of ...
Vehicle electronic mobile device systems
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
December 14, 2017 - N°20170357359

The vehicle electronic mobile device system includes an executable software program configured to lock down the tactile input of the electronic mobile device when the electronic mobile device is paired and the vehicle is in a vehicle operating condition. The vehicle electronic mobile device system includes a hands-free system. The executable software program is further configured to allow other functions ...
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Deadbolt touch panel for keyless entry
Spectrum Brands, Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170284131

A touch screen electronic deadbolt includes a planar, exterior touch panel with a touch overlay for receiving tactile input for entry of an access code to engage and disengage a deadbolt. The touch panel is contained within a housing cavity of a rectilinear housing. A touch overlay rests above the housing cavity extending to the edge of the housing without ...
Somatosensory feedback wearable object
New York University
August 24, 2017 - N°20170239130

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 ...
Articles and methods for sensory training, education, entertainment, or amusement
July 27, 2017 - N°20170212089

An object is enclosed but moveable within a container. An interior surface of the container includes two or more distinct areal segments exhibiting corresponding surface characteristics. Movement of the object while in contact with each areal segment results in a corresponding sensory input to a user moving the container. The corresponding surface characteristic of each areal segment differs from the ...
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Method of fabricating coffee pods at point of sale
July 27, 2017 - N°20170210498

A method of fabricating coffee pods at a point of sale location using a coffee pod dispensing device with shell less, expandable coffee pods. The fabrication is initiated by tactile input from a control panel that determines the parameters of the coffee pods to be fabricated and generates the operational signals for the dispensing device. Fabrication there after progresses sequentially ...
Systems and methods of an adaptive interface to improve user experience within a vehicle
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
June 22, 2017 - N°20170174230

The present disclosure relates to a computer-readable device cause a processor to perform operations for interpreting a user request, such as a tactile inputs, gestures, and speech, to a vehicle system. The operations include receiving an input data package comprising user communications. The operations then determine using a human-machine interface whether the input data package contains an implicit user request ...
Portable work support and keyboard/mouse tray and work station and tethered chair
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143117

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 ...
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
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.
Tactile input system
January 19, 2017 - N°20170017316

A tactile input system includes an electronic device that has a touchpad. The electronic may be manipulated thereby facilitating the electronic device to be controlled. A sheet is removably coupled to the touchpad such that the sheet protects the touchpad from becoming scratched or damaged. The sheet is comprised of a bendable material and the sheet is comprised of a ...
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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 ...
Touchless mobile applications and context-sensitive workflows
Kofax, Inc.
November 10, 2016 - N°20160328667

Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for performing workflows using a mobile device, without requiring tactile input from the user. The workflow is thus “touchless” and may utilize input preferably including optical data and/or audio data. Tactile input may be optionally provided in some embodiments, but the workflow is configured to be performed ...
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
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 ...
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