Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Gesture Response Method and Device", for Approval (USPTO 20170336962)

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- From Washington, D.C., VerticalNews journalists report that a patent application by the inventors YANG, I, Kun (Beijing, CN); LI, Weixing (Beijing, CN); JI, Chuanshun (Beijing, CN), filed on , was made available online on .

The patent's assignee is Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co. Ltd.

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Currently, more and more devices are capable of recognizing and being controlled by gesture operations. Specifically, these devices may use a touch sensing module to capture a gesture performed by a user and obtain a movement trajectory of the gesture. For example, every time the touch sensing module senses a swiping operation and determines that the swiping operation meets a preset reporting condition, the touch sensing module may report a swipe gesture event. For example, to look up a contact list displayed by the smart device, a user may swipe on the touch sensor. Meanwhile, a computing module of the smart device scrolls the contact list by a preset number of rows each time it receives a report of a swipe gesture event from the touch sensing module. As such, the user is required to repeatedly swipe on the touch sensor in order to continuously scroll the contact list. Such repeated swiping can be tedious."

As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a gesture response method performed by an apparatus including a touch sensing device, wherein the touch sensing device further includes a touch sensor. The gesture response method comprises: detecting a swipe event which corresponds to a finger swiping on the touch sensor before stopping at a contact point on the touch sensor; after the swipe event, detecting a time duration for which the finger stays at the contact point; when determining that the time duration reaches a preset time duration, determining a gesture-maintaining event has occurred; and after the gesture-maintaining event is determined and before the finger is detected to leave the contact point, repeatedly executing an operation corresponding to the swipe event at a preset time interval.



"According to a second aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided an apparatus, comprising: a touch sensing device including a touch sensor; and a controller coupled with the touch sensing device, the controller including: a processor; and a memory for storing instructions executable by the processor; wherein the touch sensing device is configured to: when detecting that a finger swipes on the touch sensor and then stays at a contact point on the touch sensor for a time duration equal to a preset time duration, report a gesture-maintaining event to the controller; and wherein the processor is configured to: after receiving the reporting of the gesture-maintaining event from the touch sensing device and before receiving from the touch sensing device a message indicating that the finger leaves the contact point, execute, at a preset time interval, an operation corresponding to a last swipe event reported by the touch sensing device, the last swipe event corresponding to the finger swiping on the touch sensor before stopping at the contact point.

"According to a third aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform a gesture response method. The method comprises: detecting a swipe event which corresponds to a finger swiping on a touch sensor before stopping at a contact point on the touch sensor; after the swipe event, detecting a time duration for which the finger stays at the contact point; when determining that the time duration reaches a preset time duration, determining a gesture-maintaining event has occurred; and after the gesture-maintaining event is determined and before the finger is detected to leave the contact point, repeatedly executing an operation corresponding to the swipe event at a preset time interval.

"It is to be understood that the above general descriptions and detailed descriptions below are only exemplary and not intended to limit the present disclosure."

For additional information on this patent application, see: YANG, I, Kun; LI, Weixing; JI, Chuanshun. Gesture Response Method and Device. Filed and posted . Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220170336962%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20170336962&RS=DN/20170336962

Keywords for this news article include: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co. Ltd..

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