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8791918 Character input device, character-input control method, storing character input program  
According to an aspect, a character input device includes a touch panel, a vibrating unit, and a control unit. The touch panel displays a plurality of buttons each of which corresponds to a...
8791905 Handheld electronic device and method for dual-mode disambiguation of text input  
A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate text input. In response to an ambiguous editing input at...
8791915 Portable electronic device  
A portable electronic device is provided suitable for operation by a single user. The portable electronic device comprises a main body and at least a thin film pattern. The main body has a display...
8791906 Handheld electric device and associated method employing a multiple-axis input device and elevating the priority of certain text disambiguation results when entering text into a special input field  
A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. The...
8791884 Organic light emitting display and method of driving the same  
There is provided a method of driving an organic light emitting display capable of displaying an image with uniform brightness. The method includes storing a brightness characteristic corresponding...
8786551 Predictive keypad/keyboard lighting to guide input  
A device receives one or more input keys via a keypad associated with the device, where the keypad is separate from a display associated with the device. The device also determines one or more...
8788972 Graphical display for sorting and filtering a list in a space-constrained view  
Techniques for sorting and filtering a list in a space-constrained viewing area are described. A filter widget and a list of items are displayed in a view of an electronic display screen. In...
8786552 Handheld electronic device and associated method enabling text input in a language employing non-roman characters  
A handheld device includes a plurality of input members, a first set of which each have a Roman character assigned thereto, a least some of which have a first non-Roman and a second non-Roman...
8786548 Input device and mobile terminal having the input device  
An input device and a mobile terminal having the input device are provided. The input device includes a key button with a transparent material having an internal space, an illumination sensor...
8786547 Effects of gravity on gestures  
Techniques involving an effect of gravity on gestures are described. In one or more implementations, the techniques describe gestures that are usable to provide inputs and therefore initiate...
8786555 Feedback-providing keypad for touchscreen devices  
Computer-readable media, computerized methods, and a touchscreen device manipulating user-input elements are provided. Generally, manipulation includes identifying a predefined configuration...
8780050 Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation  
A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides a default output based upon a frequency and variants that are not...
8780049 Alphabetic character input apparatus and method thereof  
There is provided an alphabetic character input apparatus including a data storage unit configured to store therein alphabetic character assignment information of each of keys in an alphabetic...
8780134 Access to control of multiple editing effects  
An apparatus includes means for associating a first editing effect with a first editing direction; means for associating a second editing effect with a second editing direction; means for receiving...
8780046 Device and method for application navigation enhancement on a handheld electronic device  
A handheld electronic device with a body which houses a microprocessor-run software application is disclosed. The software application program requires operator navigation therein during use....
8780051 Electronic device including keypad  
According to one aspect, a portable electronic device having a base portion having a keypad, and a sliding portion. The sliding portion is coupled to the base portion and slideable relative thereto...
8780064 Mobile communication device capable of providing candidate phone number list and method of controlling operation of the mobile communication device  
A mobile communication device capable of providing a candidate phone number list and a method of controlling an operation of the mobile communication device is provided. The method includes...
8773359 Method and apparatus pertaining to dynamically determining entered telephone numbers  
As keys of the keyboard of a portable communication device are asserted, the device dynamically determines at least a portion of a corresponding telephone number to present on the device's display...
8773357 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Angular sensitized keypad
 
Devices and methods are disclosed which relate to improving the efficiency of text input by measuring the angle of each key press and rejecting improbable keys pressed at an off-center angle....
8773353 Electronic device  
An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, an input device, a sliding groove and an actuating unit. The input device is disposed on the housing, wherein the input...
8773246 Remote control macro instruction operation  
A remote control and method of programming a remote control for controlling components in an entertainment system are disclosed. The remote control may operate in multiple modes including a limited...
8773358 Handheld electronic device and associated method providing advanced text editing function in a text disambiguation environment  
An improved handheld electronic device and associated method provide an advanced editing feature and an improved learning feature that are provided in a disambiguation environment. The advanced...
8773388 Click disambiguation on a touch-sensitive input device  
The surface of an touch-sensitive input device may act as a physical button that the user may push down to perform a click or other operation. For example, the user may push down the surface of the...
8775956 Preferred contact group centric interface  
A preferred contact group centric interface for a communication device can be used to facilitate communications by a user. The user interface can be arranged to activate from a user's “home p...
8766922 Input unit, movement control system and movement control method using the same  
Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a movement control method and system of a terminal input unit having a plurality of protrusions. Exemplary embodiments of the present...
8766937 Method of facilitating input at an electronic device  
A method of facilitating input at an electronic device includes detecting a first touch at a first touch location on a touch-sensitive device; the first touch being associated with a first...
8766919 Fast awake from low power mode  
An electronic device in a low power mode, for example an eBook reader device, may use a fast awake module to quickly update a display. The electronic device may receive an interrupt, begin to...
8766926 Touch-sensitive display and method of controlling same  
A method includes displaying a set of buttons in a first layout on a touch-sensitive display when a first orientation of the portable electronic device is detected and in a second layout on the...
8760397 Control system for a remote vehicle  
A hand-held controller for operating a remote vehicle includes a controller body having right and left grips, a first set of input devices are disposed in a left control zone adjacent the left...
8760405 Cover for portable terminal  
A cover for a portable terminal having a fixing part for fixing the portable terminal and a folder rotating at the fixing part to open and close the portable terminal. The cover includes an input...
8760414 Mobile terminal  
A mobile terminal including a first body, a second body slidably coupled with the first body such that the second body is slidably moved in a widthwise direction to implement an opened and closed...
8760426 Dominant hand detection for computing devices  
Disclosed are various embodiments for dominant hand detection in a computing device such as a mobile computing device. A dominant hand preference of a user of the computing device is automatically...
8760404 Method and apparatus pertaining to a touch typing-friendly grid-patterned keyboard  
A keyboard can be comprised of a plurality of alphabetic keys that are disposed in an evenly-spaced grid pattern with respect to one another. In any event, these keys have keycaps configured to...
8760364 Portable multi-display device  
A separable portable multi-display device is provided. A portable multi-display device includes a main body panel housing having a first display, a sub-panel housing having a second display, and a...
8760406 Edge to edge qwerty keypad for a handheld device  
An improved handheld electronic device is provided with a display and a unique edge to edge qwerty keypad. The specially arranged qwerty keypad has special side keys and intermediate keys which...
8760420 Mobile electronic device, method for switching operating modes, and recording medium  
A mobile phone handset includes a mode switching unit and a configuration detection sensor, so that the operating mode of the mobile phone handset can be switched. The mode switching unit has a...
8754860 Device, method, and graphical user interface for manipulating soft keyboards  
A method includes, at an electronic device with a display and a touch-sensitive surface: concurrently displaying a first text entry area and an unsplit keyboard on the display; detecting a gesture...
8754854 Keyboard integrated with trackpad  
An apparatus includes a processor and a keyboard having multiple, separately moveable keys. The keyboard is configured to function as both a keyboard and a trackpad.
8754849 Information input device and information input method  
An information input device includes: an applying element having a ring shape so that an finger of a user is inserted into the applying element; a receiving element having a ring shape so that an...
8749589 Information handling system with touch pad and point stick  
An information handling system is disclosed including a display, a base coupled to the display and a keypad with a plurality of keys disposed on the base. The system further includes a touchpad...
8749484 Multi-screen user interface with orientation based control  
Control of a plurality of displays of a computing device in response to the change in orientation of the computing device. The computing device may be a handheld computing device with a plurality...
8750938 Glow touch feedback for virtual input devices  
The claimed subject matter is directed to providing feedback in a touch screen device in response to an actuation of a virtual unit in a virtual input device. Specifically, the claimed subject...
8743069 Receiving input at a computing device  
This document describes technologies for interpreting physical contact with a non-touchscreen portion of a computing device's housing (e.g., the computing device's case) as input. For example, a...
8743050 Handheld device having pivotally retractable keypad assembly  
A handheld device includes a housing and a keypad assembly configured within the housing. The keypad assembly includes one or more groups of keys configured for movable positioning between a first...
8742892 Method and apparatus for assigning and imprinting touch icons of a touch pad  
A method and apparatus for simplified setting and imprinting the touch icons of a touch pad used for electrical devices and appliances in homes, other residences and other building by installing...
8743077 Front light system for reflective displays  
The present invention relates to a front light system which can be built with thin film light emitting diodes (LEDs), such as organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) or electro-luminescent light...
8736554 Video game processing apparatus and video game processing program  
A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game by displaying an object on a display screen of a display device is provided. The video game processing apparatus includes...
8738092 Scrollable computing device display  
The display of a scrollable list of items is described. In one disclosed embodiment, a list of items may be displayed on a scrollable computing device display in such a manner that, upon receiving...
8730669 Transformer case for notebook slate computer with wireless keyboard  
An approach is provided that uses a foldable transformable display case that includes two panels. The two panels are attached using a hinge. Two components are attachable to at least one of the...
8730173 Electronic device with predictive candidate selection based on character input  
Provided is an electronic device which easily selects and executes an application relating to characters inputted by a user. A cellular phone is provided with a display unit which displays a...