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


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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
Copper Studios, Inc.
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 ...
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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
Google Inc.
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
Google Inc.
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
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Gesture recognition method for a touchpad
Elan Microelectronics Corporation
June 29, 2017 - N°20170185282

A gesture recognition method has steps of detecting a first number of first objects touching a touchpad, detecting a second number of second objects tapping the touchpad when the first number of first objects still touches the touchpad, determining that a shortest distance between the first number of first objects and the second number of second objects is less than ...
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