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 Touchscreen hover detection in an augmented and/or virtual reality environment patent thumbnailTouchscreen hover detection in an augmented and/or virtual reality environment
A system for detecting and tracking a hover position of a manual pointing device, such as finger(s), on a handheld electronic device may include overlaying a rendered mono-chromatic keying screen, or green screen, on a user interface, such as a keyboard, of the handheld electronic device. A position of the finger(s) relative to the keyboard may be determined based on the detection of the finger(s) on the green screen and a known arrangement of the keyboard.
Google Inc.


 Converting text strings into number strings, such as via a touchscreen input patent thumbnailConverting text strings into number strings, such as via a touchscreen input
System and methods are provided for detecting numerical text strings within a text string and converting those numerical text strings into digit strings. The digit strings may be reflected in real-time, such as when the user is typing a text message.
Nuance Communications, Inc.


 Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof patent thumbnailMobile terminal and controlling method thereof
Disclosed are a mobile terminal and controlling method thereof, by which a virtual keypad with high accuracy can be provided to the mobile terminal. The present invention may include a touchscreen displaying a keypad including a plurality of key buttons and a controller, if a touch input to the keypad is detected, determining coordinates of the detected touch input, the controller determining for the determined coordinates the key button having a highest probability among a plurality of the key button currently displayed using a previously cumulated dot history, the controller processing an input to the key button having the highest probability..
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Mutual hover protection for touchscreens patent thumbnailMutual hover protection for touchscreens
Disclosed is a touch sensor and method for detecting a touch in a capacitive touchscreen application, wherein the touch sensor is capable of distinguishing between a finger hovering above the touch sensor and a touch from a stylus having a small contact surface area without having to adjust the sensitivity of the touch sensor. The touch sensor includes a first sensing electrode, a transmit electrode, and a second sensing electrode, wherein the second sensing electrode is positioned substantially around the perimeter of the inner circuitry (i.e., transmit electrode and first sensing electrode).
Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd


 Secondary gesture input mechanism for touchscreen devices patent thumbnailSecondary gesture input mechanism for touchscreen devices
A touchscreen device may have a secondary touch-enabled gesture input mechanism located near one or more edges of a touchscreen. The gesture input mechanism may sense several gestures, including swiping, sliding, zooming, tapping, and other gestures, and may cooperate or supplement similar gestures that a user may make with the touchscreen.
Lucan Patent Holdco, Llc


 Transmitting/receiving device patent thumbnailTransmitting/receiving device
A portable transmitting/receiving device (2), in particular in the form a remote control device for lifting and industrial devices, has a housing (4) which has a receiving portion (6) for accommodating an electronic controller and for mounting at least one operating element (such as a joystick, switch, regulator, or touchscreen with virtual operating elements) (14). Additionally, the housing (4) extends in the vertical direction (v) from a lower-face base contour (18) to an upper-face terminating contour (20) and is perpendicularly delimited by a lateral contour (22).

 Arrangement introduced in machine for vending ice creams and others patent thumbnailArrangement introduced in machine for vending ice creams and others
A vending machine is provided for the unattended selling of products to consumers, for example, for selling ice creams. The vending machine includes one single cabinet having lower, intermediate and top portions; a inferiorly closed hinged front door incorporating a wide showcase; and rear man doors.
Topema Cozinhas Profissionais Industria E Comercio Ltda.


 Mobile terminal and controlling method thereof patent thumbnailMobile terminal and controlling method thereof
A mobile terminal including a wireless communication processor configured to wireless communicate with a video upload service; a camera; a touchscreen configured to display a preview image received from the camera; and a controller configured to when the image received from the camera starts to be recorded into a video, control the video to be recorded to meet a video upload requirement of the video upload service, and upload the recorded video to the video upload service via the wireless communication processor.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Document processing device and communication control method therefor patent thumbnailDocument processing device and communication control method therefor
A document processing device including a touchscreen type operation panel and configured to be capable of communicating with a terminal device, a position of the terminal device being likely to move in accordance with operation by a user includes: a communication unit configured to transmit and receive a radio wave to and from the terminal device to perform communication; a communication intensity detection unit configured to detect communication intensity of the terminal device received at the communication unit; an operation information detection unit configured to detect operation information of input operation when the input operation for the operation panel is performed; and a data transfer amount control unit configured to control a data transfer amount in the communication between the terminal device and the communication unit based on the communication intensity detected by the communication intensity detection unit and the operation information detected by the operation information detection unit.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


 Electronic device and  extracting incoming/outgoing information and managing contacts patent thumbnailElectronic device and extracting incoming/outgoing information and managing contacts
A method and electronic device for extracting incoming/outgoing information and managing contacts are provided. The method includes determining whether a communicating electronic device which has been or is in communication with the electronic device is included as a contact in a first contact list; extracting incoming/outgoing information based on at least one of metadata and contents of the communication with the communicating electronic device when the communicating electronic device is not included as a contact in the first contact list; and displaying the extracted incoming/outgoing information on a touchscreen of the electronic device..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Virtual touch overlay on touchscreen for control of secondary display

A device with a touchscreen includes a transparent virtual touch overlay used to modify content on a secondary display. The device may send display content to the secondary display either wired or wirelessly.
Microvision, Inc.

Controlling a device

A display device is useable by multiple users simultaneously. A display element occupies a region of the total display area of a display of the display device smaller than the total display area.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Overloading app icon touchscreen interaction to provide action accessibility

A method of operating a user device includes, in response to a set of app icons being displayed, monitoring for user interaction with one of the app icons. In response to detecting user interaction with a first app icon corresponding to a first app, the method determines whether the detected user interaction satisfies first criteria or second criteria.
Quixey, Inc.

Touchscreen system usable in a variety of media

An optical touch screen, suitable for use underwater and in air comprises a transparent waveguide covering an optional display, which is surrounded by light sources that couple light into the waveguide and sensors that monitor the intensity of light propagating through the waveguide, where light intensity responses are attenuated when the touch surface of the waveguide is touched, as result of disturbing (or frustrating) internally reflected light, and where the locations of such touch events are determined using line equations. The optical touch screen system implements various techniques to allow housing in a waterproof case, and seamless, reliable function underwater and in air..
Ceebus Technologies, Llc

Touchscreen system usable in a variety of media

An optical touch screen, suitable for use underwater and in air comprises a transparent waveguide covering an optional display, which is surrounded by light sources that couple light into the waveguide and sensors that monitor the intensity of light propagating through the waveguide, where light intensity responses are attenuated when the touch surface of the waveguide is touched, as result of disturbing (or frustrating) internally reflected light, and where the locations of such touch events are determined using line equations. The optical touch screen system implements various techniques to allow housing in a waterproof case, and seamless, reliable function underwater and in air..
Ceebus Technologies, Llc

Method of initializing touchscreen panel

A touchscreen panel includes a first resistive film having a first electrode and a second electrode provided at corresponding ends thereof in a first direction; a second resistive film having a third electrode and a fourth electrode provided at corresponding ends thereof in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and a resistor group including a plurality of resistors having a first end connected to the second electrode; a switch having a first end connected to a second end of the resistor group and a second end that is grounded. The switch allows one of the resistors of the resistor group to be selected and connected in series to the first resistive film.
Fujitsu Component Limited

Method of producing position input device

A method of producing a touchscreen 12 includes a pattern forming process, a cutting process, and a three-dimensional forming process. The pattern forming process is for forming a touchscreen pattern 12p including at least electrode portions 17 and line portions on a plate surface of a base that has a sheet shape with flexibility.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Voice interface for a dialysis machine

A dialysis machine (e.g., a peritoneal dialysis (pd) machine) can include a microphone and a component that provide voice recognition capabilities to the machine. For example, in some implementations, the component is configured to identify and/or authenticate voice commands that are issued by a user.
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Methods and controlling touchscreen interference

This application describes methods and apparatus for controlling touchscreen interferences. In one aspect, a wireless power device for receiving charging power via a wireless charging field of a wireless charging device is provided.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Bilingual blocks, application, and system

Systems and methods described herein may display data based on interactions between blocks and a touchscreen device. For example, a device comprising a touchscreen and a processor may detect a block interfacing with the touchscreen.
Pepe Loves Books, Inc.

Augmentable and spatially manipulable 3d modeling

Augmentable and manipulable modeling of equipment provides a three dimensional, manipulable base model image of an equipment specimen on a display system using optical base model data obtained using a computing system. Base model data collection can be user-controlled to permit changing spatial aspects of the base model image (size, perspective, orientation).
Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

Interactive display

Information is presented on a touchscreen display. An available viewing surface area of the touchscreen is separated into a first zone and at least a second zone.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

Electronic device with touchscreen for removing sample subsets and related methods

An electronic device may include a touchscreen having sensing capacitors, and readout circuitry. The readout circuitry may be configured to accumulate a sample set from each sensing capacitor, divide the sample set into sample subsets, remove a given sample subset when the given sample subset exceeds a threshold, and process remaining sample subsets for touch input..
Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Stylus pen, touch sensing system and driving method thereof

An active stylus pen generates a pen driving signal synchronized with a touchscreen driving signal received from a touchscreen and outputs the pen driving signal to the touchscreen. The active stylus pen includes a pressure sensing unit for sensing pressure when touching the touchscreen to generate writing pressure information and a signal processor for modulating the pen driving signal in response to the signal level of the writing pressure information and outputs the modulated signal as a pen driving signal in which the writing pressure information has been reflected..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.

Touchless user interface for handheld and wearable computers

A user interface includes both a touchscreen for tactile input and one or more lensless optical sensors for sensing additional, remote gestures. Users can interact with the user interface in a volume of space near the display, and are thus not constrained to the relatively small area of the touchscreen.
Rambus Inc.

All-in-one-laptop

A multi-functional all-in-one laptop comprising multiple components integrated into one physical laptop. In a preferred embodiment, the invention comprises a laptop computer wherein power methods are comprise of ac\dc power, qi charging, usb charging, lightning cable charging and solar power.

Electrically conductive bandage for use with touchscreen devices

A bandage covers skin of a patient for the purpose of fostering healing. A touchscreen device normally utilizes conductivity of skin to sense location of a finger upon the touchscreen device.

Grid-based authentication on touch-aware devices

Systems and methods for generating secure passwords, personal identification numbers (pins), and other user credentials using touch-aware devices are described. In some cases, an end user of a computing device may use a touch-sensitive interface (e.g., a touchscreen) to indirectly enter user credentials for accessing protected information or a protected computing resource using the computing device.
Ca, Inc.

Apparatus and touchscreen keyboard suggestion word generation and display

A method and apparatus, such as an electronic device (104), for displaying suggestion words in response to a touch input to a presence-sensitive display (106). The presence-sensitive display (106) displays a touchscreen keyboard (110) having a plurality of key areas (112) each associated with a character (114).
Google Inc.

Touchscreen for detecting multiple touches

A touchscreen system comprises a touch area. At least one transmitter is positioned proximate to outer edges of the touch area for transmitting first beams in a first direction.
Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.

Wet finger tracking on capacitive touchscreens

Techniques are presented for detection of a false touch on a touchscreen. The method includes recognizing a multi-touch instruction sequence, determining whether the multi-touch instruction sequence includes at least a first touch component corresponding to a predicted false touch, and in response to determining there is a false touch, disabling multi-touch functionality for the multi-touch instruction sequence..
International Business Machines Corporation

Automated system for filling an agricultural sprayer

An automated system for loading agricultural chemical application equipment that includes actuated valves and pumps to meter appropriate quantities of chemical. The system includes either a pump or venturi to transfer chemical.

Electronic device and reproducing sound in the electronic device

An electronic device and a method for reproducing a sound in the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a touchscreen displaying a keyboard having a plurality of keys and a plurality of sound source buttons corresponding respectively to a plurality of different sound sources, a processor connected electrically to the touchscreen, and a memory connected electrically to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions that are executed to cause the processor to perform control such that when an input to at least one key among the plurality of keys is received, the sound source corresponding to at least one sound source button selected among the plurality of sound source buttons is reproduced as a sound corresponding to the received input..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Mitigating noise in capacitive sensor

The disclosed embodiments relate to forming an area on a touchscreen which electrically isolates a portion of the viewable area of the touchscreen from a capacitive sensor associated with the touchscreen.. .
Apple Inc.

Mobile terminal

Provided is a mobile terminal, which at least comprises a touchscreen, a processor and at least one pressure sensor, wherein the pressure sensor is arranged on the back of the mobile terminal. The present invention can adjust a virtual key in the touchscreen and a display region of an application program icon according to a pressure signal sensed by the pressure sensor, so that the virtual key and the application program icon are located in a region facilitating a user in conducting touch control.

Mobile terminal and controlling the same

A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication; a touchscreen; and a controller configured to display a home screen on the touchscreen including a plurality of application icons corresponding to applications executable on the mobile terminal, receive a first touch input on the home screen, display a first screen on the touchscreen including a rearrangement of the application icons in which the application icons having a first frequency of use are displayed in a first area of the first screen and the application icon having a second frequency of use are displayed in a second area of the first screen, in response to the first touch input, receive a second touch input on the first screen, and display a second screen on the touchscreen including a rearrangement of the application icons in which the application icons having a third frequency of use are displayed in a first area of the second screen and the application icon having a fourth frequency of use are displayed in a second area of the second screen, in response to the second touch input.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Smoothie delivery vending system

The invention relates to a smoothie delivery vending machine that provides the consumer with the option of choosing ingredients of their choice, using a computer touchscreen that is connected to a computing system. The ingredients chosen are delivered using a frozen food delivery system.

Retail purchasing computer system and operating same

A retail purchasing computer system associated with a retailer is described herein. The retail purchasing computer system includes a retail server computer including a processor coupled to a memory device.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Mobile terminal and controlling the same

A mobile terminal includes a touchscreen, a memory configured to store a plurality of payment items, and a controller. The controller causes the touchscreen to display a list of the plurality of payment items stored in the memory and switches the displaying of a first payment item of the list to display a first display object in response to a received user input, where the first display object includes tag information that corresponds to tag information of the first payment item..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Systems and methods for gesture-based formatting

The present disclosure provides systems and methods displaying and formatting text on an electronic display. A gesture input may be received via a gesture input device associated with the electronic display.
Fiftythree, Inc.

System and receiving a touch input at a location of a cursor extended from the touch input on a touchscreen device

A method and system for receiving input via a touchscreen device at a location of a cursor that is displayed by the touchscreen device extended in position on the touchscreen device from a touch input. The system detects movement of the touch input on the touchscreen and moves the cursor, translating a motion and a position of the touch input to a relative motion and position for the cursor on the touchscreen.
Cyanogen Inc.

Systems and methods for gesture-based formatting

The present disclosure provides systems and methods displaying and formatting text on an electronic display. A gesture input may be received via a gesture input device associated with the electronic display.
Fiftythree, Inc.

Systems and methods for monitoring media interactions

Described herein are systems and methods for monitoring media interactions, and the embodiments disclosed herein are focussed on media interactions at mobile devices. A software application executing at the mobile device is configured to monitor user interactions with the device during that media item playback (using any one or more of the available device inputs, which may include the likes of touchscreens, cameras, buttons, microphones, gyroscopes, and so on).

Electronic device with valid single finger touch detection and related methods

An electronic device may include a touchscreen having an array of finger touch sensitive areas, and a controller coupled to the touchscreen. The controller is configured to read touch values from the array of finger touch sensitive areas, and determine when the read touch values define a valid single finger touch pattern having lower touch values within adjacent higher touch values, and, if so, treating the read touch values as being representative of a single finger touch, and, if not, causing a finger separation determination..
Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

System for enhancing stylus feedback

A stylus feedback-enhancing film for a touchscreen that includes an optically clear stylus interface layer and an optically clear substrate layer, the substrate layer having a second hardness lesser than the first hardness and a second thickness greater than the first thickness; wherein the substrate layer is coupled to the stylus interface layer and the touchscreen; wherein the stylus-feedback enhancing film resists lateral motion of the stylus across the touchscreen with a first frictional force when the stylus is slid across the touchscreen with no applied force and with a second frictional force, greater than the first frictional force, when the stylus is slid across the touchscreen with an applied force consistent with human writing; wherein the first frictional force is dominated by the adhesive effect and the second frictional force is dominated by the plowing effect.. .
Tactus Technology, Inc.

Parking assistance apparatus and controlling the same

Exemplary embodiments disclose a parking assistance apparatus and a method of controlling the same, including, displaying an around view monitoring (avm) image for a predetermined range from a vehicle on a touchscreen, sensing a touch input for a region in which the avm image is displayed, and setting a target parking region of the vehicle based on a type and a pattern of the touch input.. .
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

Protective case for mobile device having cover with opaque and transparent regions

A protective case for a mobile device is disclosed. The protective case includes a front cover and a back cover that is comprised of a shell, which together are configured to receive, retain, cover and protect the mobile device.
Incipio, Llc

Touchscreen image mapping for augmented reality devices

As disclosed herein a method, executed by a computer, includes receiving, from an augmented reality device, a pairing request, negotiating with the augmented reality device to generate a new encryption key and a mapping plan for presenting optically readable codes, that correspond to one or more images, on a touch sensitive display device. The method further includes presenting, on the touch sensitive display device, the optically readable codes, and receiving a user selection from the touch sensitive display device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Touchscreen image mapping for augmented reality devices

As disclosed herein a method, executed by a computer, includes receiving, from an augmented reality device, a pairing request, negotiating with the augmented reality device to generate a new encryption key and a mapping plan for presenting optically readable codes, that correspond to one or more images, on a touch sensitive display device. The method further includes presenting, on the touch sensitive display device, the optically readable codes, and receiving a user selection from the touch sensitive display device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Terminal apparatus, audio system, and controlling sound volume of external speaker thereof

A user terminal apparatus is provided. The user terminal apparatus includes a touchscreen configured to display a plurality of first user interface (ui) elements for adjusting respective sound volumes of the plurality of speaker apparatuses and a plurality of second ui elements for receiving a selection of a speaker apparatus of the plurality of speaker apparatuses, to group speaker apparatuses of the plurality of speaker apparatuses, the grouped speaker apparatuses corresponding to selected ui elements from among the plurality of second ui elements, and to receive sound volume adjusting input through one of the plurality of first ui elements corresponding to any one of the plurality of grouped speaker apparatuses, and a controller configured to change all first ui elements of the grouped speaker apparatuses based on the sound volume adjusting input..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for actively resisting touch-induced motion

A system for actively resisting touch-induced motion includes a touchscreen device and a processing circuit. The touchscreen device includes one or more sensors configured to generate motion data based on a motion of a touchscreen display of the touchscreen device, where the motion is induced by a touch on the display.
Elwha Llc

Touch screen panel and display device comprising the same

A touchscreen panel includes touch sensors on a base film and routing wires connected to the touch sensors, wherein the base film has a main area and a tail area protruding from the main area, the main area includes an active region where the touch sensors are placed and a bezel region located on the outside of the active region, and the routing wires pass through the bezel region and the active region, and connect terminals provided at one end of the tail area and the touch sensors.. .
Lg Display Co., Ltd.

Method and displaying operation interface and touchscreen terminal

The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for displaying an operation interface, and a touchscreen terminal, where the method includes: receiving a touch operation that is input by a user in a first set area on a touchscreen; and when it is detected that the touch operation ends in a second set area, displaying, on the touchscreen, a second operation interface corresponding to the second set area. According to this solution, a needed operation interface can be obtained by means of one touch operation, and complex operation steps do not need to be performed to switch between operation interfaces..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.

Touchscreen panel

A touchscreen panel includes first and second electrode lines that cross each other with one of the first and second electrode lines being separated from the intersection of the first and second electrode lines, and the separated electrode line being connected to a bridge pattern via lower contact holes penetrating a first insulating film. The touchscreen panel includes a second insulating film covering the first insulating film; and a conductor rod pattern that is electrically connected to the separated electrode line via an upper contact hole penetrating the second insulating film and that overlaps the bridge pattern..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.

Enhancing input on small displays with a finger mounted stylus

A finger-mounted stylus for performing touch-based input on a touchscreen includes a fingertip case configured to attach to a user fingertip, an extension arm that is coupled to the fingertip case and includes a conductive tip, wherein the extension arm is configured to position the conductive tip away from the fingertip case, and control circuitry configured to apply an electric charge to the conductive tip when the conductive tip is in contact with or proximate to the touchscreen.. .
Autodesk, Inc.

Enhancing input on small displays with a finger mounted stylus

A finger-mounted stylus for performing touch-based input on a touchscreen includes a fingertip case configured to attach to a user fingertip, an extension arm that is coupled to the fingertip case and includes a conductive tip, wherein the extension arm is configured to position the conductive tip away from the fingertip case, and control circuitry configured to apply an electric charge to the conductive tip when the conductive tip is in contact with or proximate to the touchscreen.. .
Autodesk, Inc.

Stylus pen and touch sensing system and driving the same

A touch sensing system comprises a touchscreen with a plurality of touch electrodes, to which a touchscreen driving signal is applied, and a stylus pen that generates a pen driving signal based on the touchscreen driving signal and sends the same to the touchscreen. The stylus pen comprises: an amplifier that amplifies the touchscreen driving signal to generate an amplified signal; a comparator that compares the amplified signal with a preset reference voltage to generate a comparator output signal; and a signal processor that measures the pulse width of the comparator output signal, adjusts an amount of delay based on a measurement, and determines an output timing of the pen driving signal based on an adjusted amount of delay to synchronize the pen driving signal with the touchscreen driving signal..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.



Touchscreen topics:
  • Touchscreen
  • Virtual Keyboard
  • Characters
  • Electronic Device
  • Touch Screen
  • User Interface
  • Communications
  • Shopping Cart
  • Computing Device
  • Coordinates
  • Capacitive Touch
  • Mobile Terminal
  • Portable Medical Device
  • Interrupted
  • Medical Device


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