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 Medical device with tacticle user interface patent thumbnailMedical device with tacticle user interface
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.
Physio-control, Inc.


 Method and  in-vehicular communications patent thumbnailMethod and in-vehicular communications
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 to the windshield mountable partially reflective mirror when mounted in a vehicle.
Sensedriver Technologies, Llc


 Touchless mobile applications and context-sensitive workflows patent thumbnailTouchless mobile applications and context-sensitive workflows
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.
Kofax, Inc.


 Custom vibration patterns patent thumbnailCustom vibration patterns
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, one or more aspects of the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in one or more methods that include receiving tactile input from a user of an electronic device specifying a custom feedback pattern, in concert with receiving tactile input, providing feedback to the user corresponding to the received tactile input, and storing the specified custom feedback pattern for use by the electronic device to actuate feedback signaling a predetermined notification event..
Apple Inc.


 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

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

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

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

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

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..



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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