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

System and method for providing absolute coordinate and zone mapping between a touchpad and a ...
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170293373

A method and system for providing absolute coordinate mapping using zone mapping input in a vehicle includes determining a touch input received on a touchpad located in the vehicle, presenting an absolute mapped position of the touch input on a display screen located in the vehicle, presenting one or more user interface objects on the display screen, and providing a ...
User interface through rear surface touchpad of mobile device
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170285908

According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, an electronic device, e. G., the mobile device, may comprise an input unit disposed on a first surface of the electronic device to receive a first signal, an output unit outputting a second signal and displaying a first user interface, a second user interface disposed on a second surface of the electronic ...
Touch detection on a curved surface
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
October 05, 2017 - N°20170285791

A system includes a curved window and a light energy emitter arranged exterior to the curved window. The system includes a light energy receiver arranged exterior to the curved window and arranged to detect light energy emitted by the light energy emitter. The light energy passes over a touchpad provided on the curved window. A touch on the touchpad may ...
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Visual biometric authentication supplemented with a time-based secondary authentication factor
Qualcomm Incorporated
September 14, 2017 - N°20170264608

Various features pertain to two-factor authentication. A user seeking access to the secure facility or system generates a time-limited quick response (qr) code with his or her smartphone for display on a touchpad screen of the smartphone. The user presents the display of the qr code to a video camera of an authentication system that controls access to the secure ...
Detachable back mounted touchpad for a handheld computerized device
Handscape Inc., A Delaware Corporation
September 07, 2017 - N°20170255285

The present invention relates to a detachable touchpad for a handheld computerized device. This detachable touchpad is configured to reversibly attach to the back of a handheld computerized device that lacks a rear mounted touchpad, and with appropriate software, allow the user to at least in part control the handheld computerized device from behind the device. In some embodiments, the ...
Miniaturized touch keyboard structure
Acrox Technologies Co., Ltd.
September 07, 2017 - N°20170255236

A miniaturized touch keyboard structure includes a keyboard and at least one touchpad. The keyboard includes a plurality of control keys and a blank key and the keyboard includes at least one control module arranged therein. The touchpad is directly arranged on the keyboard with one of control keys of the keyboard being converted into the touchpad. The touchpad is ...
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Techniques for gesture-based control of color-tunable lighting
Osram Sylvania Inc.
August 24, 2017 - N°20170245340

Techniques are disclosed herein for a lighting interface system configured to adjust tunable lighting characteristics output by one or more lighting devices based on a plurality of simple, intuitive touch-gestures without necessarily providing visual indicators via a display screen or other feedback elements. The lighting interface system may be implemented as a relatively simple touchpad device that may be wall-mounted ...
Remote controller
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc.
August 24, 2017 - N°20170242562

A remote control unit for controlling a device is provided. An exemplary remote control unit includes a communications transceiver configured to communicate with the device and a touchpad for receiving input from a user while the remote control is communicatively coupled to the device. The touchpad may have one or more buttons, a first portion, and a second portion, each ...
Piecewise-linear and piecewise-affine subspace transformations for high dimensional touchpad (hdtp) output decoupling and corrections
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc.
August 10, 2017 - N°20170228144

Methods for piecewise-linear and piecewise-affine transformations parameter decoupling in high dimensional touchpad (hdtp) user touch interfaces including those with multitouch capabilities are described. A calculation chain provides a first-order calculation of a subset of a collection of touch parameters (including for example left-right, front-back, downward pressure, roll angle, pitch angle, yaw angle) responsive in real-time to user touch on a ...
Advanced touch control of a media player application via yaw finger angle using a high ...
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc.
August 03, 2017 - N°20170220246

A method for controlling a media player executing on a computing device is disclosed. A user interface touch sensor is configured to be responsive to a yaw angle of contact with at least one finger. A change in yaw angle of the finger with respect to the surface of the touch sensor is measured by the touch sensor to produce ...
Device, system, and method of differentiating among users based on detection of hardware components
Biocatch Ltd.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170193526

Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, differentiating between users of a computerized service, detecting a possible attacker, and flagging a particular financial transaction or a particular retail transaction as being possibly-fraudulent. The methods include monitoring of user-side input-unit interactions, in general and in response to an interference introduced to user-interface elements. The monitored interactions are analyzed, and enable ...
Electronic device
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170192463

An electronic device of the present disclosure is a personal computer having a touchpad and an operation button that are disposed in proximity to each other at an upper surface part of a housing. The upper surface part of the housing is formed with a touchpad recessed part in which the touchpad is disposed and an operation button recessed part ...
Dual surface, reversible ergonomic accessory for computer peripherals
Innovation Parke Llc
July 06, 2017 - N°20170188700

An ergonomic computer accessory for use with hand operated computer peripherals, such as computer mice, touchpads or trackpads, comprising a base and two hinged, multi-angle, reversible, opposing surfaces, one for a working surface and the other for wrist support. During operation, the working surface is positioned so the user's hand is at a more natural angle to provide ergonomic benefits ...
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Display apparatus, display system, method for controlling display apparatus, and program
Seiko Epson Corporation
June 29, 2017 - N°20170185214

An hmd includes a right light guide and a left light guide as a display section that displays an image with the display section mounted on a user's head in such a way that the user is allowed to visually recognize a real object. The hmd further includes a right sensor section and a left sensor section that detect approach ...
Flexible touchpad sensor device and touchpad system using the same
Seiko Epson Corporation
June 29, 2017 - N°20170185183

A touchpad system is disclosed herein that includes a touchpad sensor formed from a plurality of flexible materials and is at least partially integrated into host clothing or furniture such that the touchpad sensor is generally obscured from view. The touchpad sensor may be implemented as a resistive or capacitive touchpad, whereby user input is detected and converted into a ...
Methods and apparatus for reducing perceived pen-to-ink latency on touchpad devices
Nvidia Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170177146

A method for reducing line display latency on a touchpad device is disclosed. The method comprises storing information regarding a plurality of prior touch events on a touch screen of the touchpad device into an event buffer. It further comprises determining an average speed and a predicted direction of motion of a user interaction with the touch screen using the ...
Determining gaze target based on facial features
Tobii Ab
June 22, 2017 - N°20170177079

A computer system can be controlled with non-contact inputs, such as eye-tracking devices. A visual indicator can be presented on a display to indicate the location where a computer function will take place (e. G., a common cursor). The visual indicator can be moved to a gaze target in response to continued detection of an action (e. G., touchpad touch) ...
Two-dimensional sensor arrangement
Schott Ag
June 08, 2017 - N°20170160835

A two-dimensional sensor arrangement is provided that detects locations, e. G. Finger locations, in two or three dimensions, which is particularly suitable for touch-sensitive touchpads or touchscreens. The sensor arrangement includes a sensing zone in which a plurality of sensors are arranged, and contact zone, e. G. Externally thereto, in which a plurality of electrically conductive contact points are arranged, ...
Panel and touchpad
Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
June 01, 2017 - N°20170153723

A panel includes a light-transmissive main body including an upper portion and a plurality of side portions contiguous with the upper portion, a recess being formed at a border between an inner surface of the upper portion and an inner surface of at least one of the plurality of side portions, and a light-blocking part formed in the recess and ...
Tap to initiate a next action for user requests
X Development Llc
May 18, 2017 - N°20170139672

Embodiments may relate to intuitive user-interface features for a head-mountable device (hmd), in the context of a hybrid human and computer-automated response system. An illustrative method may involve a head-mountable device (hmd) that comprises a touchpad: (a) sending a speech-segment message to a hybrid response system, wherein the speech-segment message is indicative of a speech segment that is detected in ...
Hinge configuration for an electronic device
Intel Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170139439

Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, such as a notebook computer or laptop, that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). The electronic device may also include a base portion and a lid portion coupled to the base portion at a hinge configured such ...