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 Multimodal portable communication interface for accessing video content patent thumbnailMultimodal 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.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


 Systems and methods for providing environmental feedback based on received gestural input patent thumbnailSystems and methods for providing environmental feedback based on received gestural input
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.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


 Human performance optimization and training methods and systems patent thumbnailHuman performance optimization and training methods and systems
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.
Skullcandy, Inc.


 Tactile input produced sound based user interface patent thumbnailTactile input produced sound based user interface
A device for providing sound-based user interface is described. The device can include a housing including at least front and back surfaces.

 Portable work support and keyboard/mouse tray and work station and tethered chair patent thumbnailPortable work support and keyboard/mouse tray and work station and tethered chair
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 the seated user's feet placed correctly in an attached footrest thereby producing a tactile input or cue that will lead to the desired muscle or motor output, causing the seated user to actually sit all the way back in the chair, and to be in a posture biomechanically neutral for using and working on the portable work support device, a work station removably housing the portable work support device, and a foot rest assembly to which a chair can be tethered so that a computer user can be properly positioned in a reclining position in the chair and have reduced posture issues when using the work support device while using computer or like equipment.. .

 Tactile input for improving physical movement patent thumbnailTactile input for improving physical movement
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.

 Systems and methods for transmission of representational image-based offers based on a tactile input patent thumbnailSystems and methods for transmission of representational image-based offers based on a tactile input
Provided herein are systems and methods for transmitting an offer between users based on an interaction of a first user with an image representing a good/service to be offered. A user device system includes a list of potential recipients and a list of items and one or more hardware processors.
Paypal, Inc.


 Device and methods for mobile monitoring and assessment of clinical function through sensors and interactive patient responses patent thumbnailDevice and methods for mobile monitoring and assessment of clinical function through sensors and interactive patient responses
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 a display of a remote client device one or more test prompts for conducting an interactive clinical assessment, each displayed test prompt instructing a user to perform an action using the remote client device in response to the test prompt, and providing on the display of the remote client device one or more potential responses of actions that may be performed in response to the test prompt..
Integrated Deficit Examinations, Llc


 Determining finger separation through groove analysis in a touch screen device patent thumbnailDetermining finger separation through groove analysis in a touch screen device
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.
Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd


 Vehicles and vehicle systems for wirelessly charging portable electronic devices patent thumbnailVehicles and vehicle systems for wirelessly charging portable electronic devices
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.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


Tactile input for improving physical movement


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.

Unlocking touch screen devices


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.
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.


Generating and providing immersive experiences to users isolated from external stimuli


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.
Otoy, Inc.


Therapeutic fabric article


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.
Excellon Technologies, Inc.


Somatosensory feedback wearable object


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.

Method for contacting help services


A method for contacting help services through a self-contained multi-platform software program run on an electronic device. An emergency alert request is received from a user input through the electronic device, a transmitter of a secondary device communicably coupled to the electronic device, or a sensor of the electronic device.

Correcting location errors in tactile input device


A method may include measuring multiple location readings across a tactile input device at multiple times. The method may also include determining predicted location values corresponding to multiple locations across the tactile input device at the multiple measured times.
Google Inc.


Correcting scrolling gesture


A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium may comprise instructions stored thereon. When executed by at least one processor, instructions may be configured to cause a computing system to at least receive, on a tactile input device of the computing system, a first contact and a second contact, the first and second contacts being maintained on the tactile input device, at least one of the first and second contacts changing location on the tactile input device, determine a direction of movement by the first and second contacts based on the at least one of the first and second contacts changing locations on the tactile input device, assign the determined direction of movement to one of a plurality of directional zones, and modify the determined direction based on the assigned directional zone..
Google Inc.


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.. .
Altorr Corporation


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Vehicle use portable heads-up display


Provided is a system for presenting information to a driver in a vehicle with a steering wheel and dashboard and/or windshield includes a first enclosure that supports a mobile device and a combiner glass (e.g., half reflective mirror) on the dashboard or windshield. A second bracket releasably attaches a tactile input device to the steering wheel.
Smarthud, Inc.


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.. .
Altorr Corporation


Determining input received via tactile input device


A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium may include instructions stored thereon. When executed by at least one processor, the instructions may be configured to cause a computing system including a tactile input device to at least detect a depression of the tactile input device, detect a number of contacts at the tactile input device, each of the detected contacts being associated with a duration and a distance moved, and determine, based on the number of detected contacts on the tactile input device, the durations of the detected contacts, and the distances moved of the detected contacts, a type of input to process..
Google Inc.


System and methods for secure entry of a personal identification number (pin) using multi-touch trackpad technologies


Systems and methods for entering credential components are provided. The system includes an input device coupled to a computing device.

Touch scanning and wireless scanning in a portable computing device


In an example implementation, a portable computing device may alternate between scanning for tactile input, such as a user's finger on a trackpad, and scanning for wireless input, such as a near field communication (nfc) signal. If tactile input is received, the portable computing device may stop scanning for wireless input while the portable computing device continues to receive the tactile input.

Systems and methods for finger pose estimation on touchscreen devices


Described are systems and methods for estimating finger pose of a user during a tactile input event. In one implementation, the system incorporates: a touch-sensitive display device configured to detect a tactile event and to determine a contact point of an object and the touch-sensitive display device, the contact point associated with the tactile event; a camera configured to capture an image of an area proximal to the surface of the touch-sensitive display device; and a central processing unit configured, in response to the detection of the tactile event, to determine information on a pose of the object based on the captured image and the determined contact point..

Remote control with capacitive touchpad


In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with menu interfaces for media source and content navigation. In embodiments, an apparatus to control a remote computing device may include a wireless transmitter; a capacitive touchpad; and logic operably coupled with the wireless transmitter and capacitive touchpad.

Variable user tactile input device with display feedback system


Methods and systems are disclosed relating to variable user tactile input device with display feedback to guide the user to the keys that the user may want to depress. The display feedback may highlight the keys that are being hovered over but not yet selected for writing to the application window so that the user may ensure that the correct keys are selected to be written to the application window.

Mobile electronic device with sensors


The present application discloses a system comprising a mobile device and an assembly of sensors that are attached to the device and that provide added control functions of the device. The sensors may consist of flex pressure or motion sensors or essentially any sensor construct that can receive tactile input from the touch of a user.

Hybrid performance scaling or speech recognition


Aspects of the present disclosure describe methods and apparatuses for executing operations on a client device platform that is operating in a low-power state. A first analysis may be used to assign a first confidence score to a recorded non-tactile input.

Ignoring tactile input based on subsequent input received from keyboard


A non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions stored thereon. When executed by at least one processor, the instructions may be configured to cause a computer system to at least monitor for a post-tactile keyboard input within a post-tactile input threshold time after receiving a tactile input device input, ignore the tactile input device input if the post-tactile keyboard input is received within the post-tactile input threshold time after receiving the tactile input device input, and recognize the tactile input device input if the post-tactile keyboard input is not received within the post-tactile input threshold time after receiving the tactile input device input..

Tactile input and output device


A tactile input and output device includes: a panel; a touch information obtaining unitobtaining touch positions; an order input determining unit determining setting information; a vibration position determining unit determining a first touch position and a second touch position, the first touch position observed in a spatial order, and corresponding to the determined setting information, and the second touch position being another one of the touch positions than the first touch position; and a multi-point simultaneous vibration control unit controlling the vibration on the panel to provide a predetermined vibration to the first touch position and provide no predetermined vibration to the second touch position.. .

Virtual companion


The virtual companion described herein is able to respond realistically to tactile input, and through the use of a plurality of live human staff, is able to converse with true intelligence with whomever it interacts with. The exemplary application is to keep older adults company and improve mental health through companionship..

System and methods for prize-based marketing


A method is described for providing advertisements on a mobile device. The method includes monitoring tactile input from a user, providing a game comprising identifiable game pieces on a playing surface, and displaying an advertisement adjacent to the playing surface.

Systems and methods for touch-based input on ultrasound devices


Systems and methods for receiving touch-based input from an operator of an imaging device are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an ultrasound imaging device is configured to receive tactile input from an operator.

Sensor pattern for a tactile input device


A tactile sensor includes a plurality of first sensing elements that are arranged in a plurality of rows on a first layer and a plurality of second sensing elements that are vertically aligned in a plurality of columns on the first layer. The second sensing elements in each column are electrically connected together and each of the plurality of columns are separate conductors from one another.

Sensor pattern for a tactile input device


A tactile sensor includes a plurality of first sensing elements that are arranged in a plurality of rows on a first layer and a plurality of second sensing elements that are vertically aligned in a plurality of columns on the first layer. The second sensing elements in each column are electrically connected together and each of the plurality of columns are separate conductors from one another.

Method and system of producing 2d representations of 3d pain and stimulation maps and implant models on a clinician programmer


The present disclosure involves an electronic device for visualizing a sensation experienced by a patient. The electronic device includes a touchscreen display configured to receive a tactile input from a user and display a visual output.

Recognizing gesture on tactile input device


A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium may comprise instructions stored thereon for recognizing gestures on a tactile input device. The instructions may be configured to cause a computing system to at least receive, from a sensor of the tactile input device, a signal representing a first contact on the tactile input device and subsequent release of the first contact from the tactile input device, receive, from the sensor of the tactile input device, a signal representing a second contact on the tactile input device after the first contact is released, the second contact being maintained and changing location on the tactile input device, and recognize the first contact and the second contact as a single gesture if the second contact occurs within a re-tap threshold period of time after the first contact, and the second contact begins within a maximal threshold distance on the tactile input device from the first contact..

Device and methods for mobile monitoring and assessment of clinical function through sensors and interactive patient responses


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 a display of a remote client device one or more test prompts for conducting an interactive clinical assessment, each displayed test prompt instructing a user to perform an action using the remote client device in response to the test prompt, and providing on the display of the remote client device one or more potential responses of actions that may be performed in response to the test prompt..

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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 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 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.. .



Tactile Input topics:
  • Tactile Input
  • Input Device
  • User Interface
  • Touch Screen
  • Extrapolate
  • Tactile Interface
  • Piezoelectric
  • Voice Recognition
  • Computing Device
  • Interactive
  • Electronic Device
  • Interleave
  • Acoustic Wave
  • Microprocessor
  • Mobile Computing Device


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