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


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Navigation and orientation tools for speech synthesis
February 01, 2018 - N°20180032309

Tts is a well known technology for decades used for various applications from artificial call centers attendants to pc software that allows people with visual impairments or reading disabilities to listen to written works on a home computer. However to date tts is not widely adopted for pc and mobile users for daily reading tasks such as reading emails, reading ...
Hover-sensitive touchpad
Tactual Labs Co.
January 25, 2018 - N°20180024667

Disclosed is a touch detector having a touch surface, a plurality of antennae positioned beneath the touch surface organized into logical rows and columns, the logical rows and columns being conductively connected via row and column traces to each other, and to signal emitters and signal receivers respectively. The antennae are spaced apart such that they do not touch one ...
System and method for providing absolute coordinate and zone mapping between a touchpad and a ...
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
January 25, 2018 - N°20180024659

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 ...
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System and method for providing absolute and zone coordinate mapping with graphic animations
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
December 28, 2017 - N°20170371515

A method and system for providing absolute and zone coordinate mapping with graphic animations include presenting a user interface in an inactive state, wherein a background graphic animation and a user interface object graphic animation are presented on the user interface in an inactive format. The method and system also include determining that a touch input is provided on a ...
Method and apparatus for preventing malfunctions of a touch panel disposed near an antenna
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
December 28, 2017 - N°20170371491

An apparatus for preventing malfunctions of a touchpad disposed near an antenna is provided. An nfc coil is disposed underneath a touchpad. In nfc, an nfc card approaches the surface of the touchpad. A touch controller sets the detection sensitivity of a finger to a reference value when an nfc module does not emit alternating magnetic fluxes. The touch controller ...
Apparatus and method for tft fingerprint sensor
Egis Technology Inc.
December 21, 2017 - N°20170364178

A low cost, two-dimensional, fingerprint sensor includes a pixel array, each pixel including a switch and a pixel electrode for forming a capacitance with a fingertip. One or more active transmission electrodes are spaced from a selected row of the pixel array, and transmit a carrier signal into the finger without direct coupling into the selected pixels. Signals sensed by ...
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Streaming tailored television and control system for same
Copper Studios, Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170347155

A video viewing system wherein a personally tailored and sequenced set of video clips is provided from a sequence server to a client device coupled to a television/video screen. A remote control of the client device incorporates a touchpad and normal playback inputs received thereon are also used by the sequence server to alter selection and sequencing of future ...
Wireless fob
November 30, 2017 - N°20170344140

A fob includes a housing, a processor positioned within the housing, and a transceiver positioned within the housing and coupled to the processor. The transceiver is configured to send signals to a remote device. The fob also includes a touchpad supported by the housing and coupled to the processor. The touchpad is operable to discern a plurality of different gestures. ...
Hand-held controller for a computer, a control system for a computer and a computer system
Kurv Music Ltd.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170344113

A hand-held controller (100) for a computer is disclosed. The controller is substantially u-shaped and has front and in rear sections (110, 130) spaced apart by a link section (140). The controller fits onto the user's hand in use so that the rear section (130) lies over the back of the hand and the front section (110) lies in the palm of the hand. The front ...
Apparatus and method for tft fingerprint sensor
Egis Technology Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170336894

A low cost, two-dimensional, fingerprint sensor includes a pixel array, each pixel including a switch and a pixel electrode for forming a capacitance with a fingertip. One or more active transmission electrodes are spaced from a selected row of the pixel array, and transmit a carrier signal into the finger without direct coupling into the selected pixels. Signals sensed by ...
Virtual/augmented reality input device
Google Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170336882

A controller configured to control a pointer in a virtual reality environment includes a multi-axis magnetic field sensor, a multi-axis accelerometer, a gyroscope, a touchpad, and a wireless communications circuit. The controller can also include a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to obtain geomagnetic field data from the multi-axis magnetic ...
Apparatus and method for tft fingerprint sensor
November 02, 2017 - N°20170315640

A low cost, two-dimensional, fingerprint sensor includes a pixel array, each pixel including a switch and a pixel electrode for forming a capacitance with a fingertip. One or more active transmission electrodes are spaced from a selected row of the pixel array, and transmit a carrier signal into the finger without direct coupling into the selected pixels. Signals sensed by ...
Method for using a two-dimensional touchpad to manipulate a three dimensional image
November 02, 2017 - N°20170315635

A method manipulates a 3d image in three dimensions using two-dimensional gestures on a touchpad. The method moves the 3d image within an x-y plane in the direction of a multiple-finger linear gesture. A number of fingers used for the multiple-finger linear gesture is programmed in an instinct library associated with the touchpad. The method detects a multiple-finger linear gesture ...
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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
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 ...
Computing device contact mitigation
Hewlett-packard Development Company, Lp.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170277287

In one example implementation, a process includes detecting depression of one of a first set of alphanumeric keys for less than a threshold time period, and, in response, triggering keyboard-based accidental contact mitigation (kbacm) with respect to a touchpad for a time period. The process further includes detecting depression of one of a second set of alphanumeric keys for less ...
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 ...
Touchpad system with multiple tracking methods: mechanical force positional sensor integrated with capacitive location tracking
Cirque Corporation
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249013

A system and method for enabling an entire touchpad surface to mechanically move if sufficient force is used to press on the touchpad to perform a mouse click function, such as a right click or a left click, when the touchpad is mechanically buttonless, such as a forcepad, in order to provide haptic feedback on a touchpad that otherwise has ...
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