Patents Examined by Abdul-Samad A Adediran
  • Patent number: 10997888
    Abstract: A display panel has a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area. The display area has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, and includes: a hollow area having first and second edges; and first to third display areas. The display panel includes: a driving chip arranged in the non-display area closer to the first side than to the second side; first data lines arranged in the first display area; second data lines arranged in the second display area; and third data lines arranged in the third display area. The first edge is closer to the driving chip than the second edge. At least one or more of the first data lines is connected to corresponding one or more of the second data lines through a switch unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Yang, Bojia Lv, Xiangzi Kong, Gaojun Huang, Di Zhu
  • Patent number: 10991332
    Abstract: The present application discloses a shift-register circuit including a shift-register unit and a shutdown-discharge sub-circuit. The shift-register unit is coupled to a clock port, a first reference voltage port, a second reference voltage port, and an output port and configured to set a voltage level at a pull-up node to control a clock signal from the clock port being outputted to the output port to drive a display panel during a display period. The shutdown discharge sub-circuit is configured to at least simultaneously receive a shutdown signal at a first voltage level from a shutdown-discharge control port and a second signal at the first voltage level from the second reference voltage port to start a shutdown period to discharge at least one of the pull-up node and the output port. The shutdown signal has a signal length longer than a signal length of the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xibin Shao, Zhangtao Wang, Rui Ma, Tong Yang
  • Patent number: 10990232
    Abstract: A touch panel and a manufacturing method thereof, and a touch display device are provided. The touch panel includes a first substrate and a second substrate disposed opposite to each other, and the first substrate and the second substrate have an interval therebetween. The first substrate includes a first base substrate and a force touch electrode layer disposed on the first base substrate, the force touch electrode layer includes a plurality of independent force touch electrodes. The second substrate includes a second base substrate and a capacitance reference layer disposed on the second base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shifeng Xu, Ming Hu, Ming Zhang, Jian Tian, Guiyu Zhang, Jing Wang, Min He, Xiaodong Xie, Xinbin Tian, Yu Zhu, Qitao Zheng, Chunjian Liu, Zouming Xu
  • Patent number: 10990177
    Abstract: Provided is a tactile transmission device, which includes a base unit forming one surface of the tactile transmission device, a tip-tilt elastic member stacked on the base unit and configured to transmit a tactile feel to a finger of a user in a first direction oriented upward from a bottom surface of the finger and a second direction intersecting the first direction at a predetermined angle, and a cover disposed at an upper side of the tip-tilt elastic member to form another surface of the tactile transmission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Center of Human-Centered Interaction For Coexistence
    Inventors: Donghyun Hwang, Keehoon Kim, Byeongkyu Lim, Bum-Jae You
  • Patent number: 10983609
    Abstract: A computer mouse includes a lightweight shell housing for improved performance in electronic sports applications. The shell housing includes a plurality of openings that are defined by support members supporting the integrity of the shell, yet reduce the overall weight of the computer mouse. In exemplary embodiments, the support members and openings may be present on either the upper shell surface, the bottom shell surface, side surfaces and/or any combination of the above. In an exemplary embodiment, the openings may be hexagonal forming a honeycomb framework that provides a rigid housing but omits a substantial amount of material from the housing that provides a significant weight reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Finalmouse LLC
    Inventor: Ashkon Shayani
  • Patent number: 10969879
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for operating an electronic device having a display and compass sensor, for interacting with a set of objects, each of the objects incorporating a magnet, said method comprising: obtaining an initial reading of the compass sensor signal; obtaining a current reading of the compass sensor signal until the compass sensor signal stabilizes; deducting from the obtained current reading of the compass sensor signal the initial reading of the compass sensor signal; comparing if the deducted compass sensor signal matches a predetermined compass sensor signal corresponding to the compass sensor signal obtained from the combination of 2 or more of said objects in a specific spatial arrangement relative to the electronic device, each object having incorporated a magnet in a specific position and in a specific orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MAGIKBEE LDA
    Inventor: Hugo Filipe Mendes Pereira Ribeiro
  • Patent number: 10963660
    Abstract: Provided are a method for fingerprint collection and related products. The method includes the following. In response to a receipt of a fingerprint collection instruction, an intensity of each of ambient lights having at least two different frequencies at a current time point is determined via an optical sensor of the terminal. A target frequency is determined, where the target frequency is a frequency of one ambient light having a lowest ambient light intensity among the ambient lights having the at least two different frequencies. Control light emission of an internal light source of an optical fingerprint sensor of the terminal at least according to the target frequency so as to collect fingerprint data via the optical fingerprint sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10965863
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for changing settings based on a fingerprint. An apparatus includes a fingerprint sensor, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The memory stores code executable by the processor to detect a fingerprint using the fingerprint sensor. The memory stores code executable by the processor to determine that an actively executing application comprises a setting associated with the detected fingerprint. The memory stores code executable by the processor to change the setting for the actively executing application associated with the detected fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Robert James Norton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10955926
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and/or device that may include a sensor configured to obtain position information of at least a portion of a hand in a space relative to a first axis and a second axis. The method, system, apparatus, and/or device may include a processing device configured to: determine that fingers and a thumb of the hand are located within the defined area based on the position information; determine a first position of the fingers and a second position of the thumb based on the position information; in response to the fingers being in a clenched position, generate hand position information that only includes position information of the thumb; and in response to the position information of the thumb indicated the thumb is extended and oriented in a first direction along a first axis or a second axis, execute a first instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Salvi, Neeraj Kulkarni, Yu-Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10955672
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes at least one switchable waveplate and a reflective polarizer layer. The reflective polarizer layer is configured to pass a first polarization orientation of display light and reflect a second polarization orientation orthogonal to the first polarization orientation. The optical assembly provides a first effective focal length when the switchable waveplate is switched to a first retardance value and the optical assembly provides a second effective focal length when the switchable waveplate is switched to a second retardance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Wheelwright, Ying Geng
  • Patent number: 10948771
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal display device has a display that includes a display face, a plurality of first light sources, each of which emits a first light to a face on an opposite side of the display face, a second light source that differs from the first light source and emits a second light, and a scanner that scans the second light in the face. The scanner scans the second light in a predetermined region within a region to which the first light is irradiated. The second light overlaps the first lights in the predetermined region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10952058
    Abstract: An emergency response system (ERS) configured to acquire equipment location data, target terminal location data, and emergency responder terminal location data; determine a horizontal distance measure between the emergency responder terminal and a select unit of equipment, determine a vertical distance measure between the emergency responder terminal and a select unit of equipment, engage a camera component of the emergency responder terminal to capture images of at least a portion of the surrounding real-world scene, providing such images for display on the touchscreen display of the emergency responder terminal, and/or providing an equipment display object for display on the touchscreen of the emergency responder terminal such that, when an image provided for display spans a region of the real-world scene within which the equipment is located, the equipment display object dynamically overlays a segment of the image associated with the acquired equipment location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic Merjanian, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez, Ed Merjanian, Serene Nasser, Daniel Wallengren
  • Patent number: 10942591
    Abstract: Provided is a touch display panel having a first touch display region and including: first touch electrodes arranged in a plurality of columns in the first touch display region, and extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction, each first touch electrode including a plurality of first electrode blocks electrically connected to each other, and the first direction intersecting the second direction; and second touch electrodes arranged in a plurality of rows in the first touch display region, and extending in the second direction and arranged in the first direction, each second touch electrode including a plurality of second electrode blocks electrically connected to each other. The plurality of first electrode blocks and the plurality of second electrode blocks are alternately arranged in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingxia Wang, Kaihong Huang
  • Patent number: 10943084
    Abstract: Techniques described herein address these and other issues by providing an under-display sensor capable of providing fingerprint scanning over an entire display using optical and/or ultrasonic means. To do so, the sensor comprises an array of pixels, where each can pixel comprises a piezoelectric sensor element and a diode capable of being used as a photodetector during a light-sensing mode, and as a peak detector during a pressure-sensing mode. The sensor may further comprise a piezoelectric layer and one or more electrodes, which can generate a pressure wave during the pressure sensing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Vijaykumar Panchawagh, Nicholas Ian Buchan, Kostadin Dimitrov Djordjev
  • Patent number: 10936842
    Abstract: Provided are a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes a display assembly and a fingerprint recognition assembly. The display assembly includes a base substrate, a plurality of pixel units disposed on one side of the base substrate and a first scanning line extending along a first direction, each of the plurality of pixel units includes a pixel driving unit and a light-emitting unit disposed on one side of the pixel driving unit facing away from the base substrate, and the light-emitting unit includes a metal anode. The fingerprint recognition assembly is configured to perform fingerprint recognition according to light reflected by a touch object to a fingerprint recognition unit. A vertical projection of the first scanning line on the base substrate and a vertical projection of the metal anode on the base substrate have an overlapping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yana Gao, Xingyao Zhou, Yue Li, Dongxu Xiang, Xinzhao Liu
  • Patent number: 10936110
    Abstract: A touchscreen display device may include a touchscreen display and a controller. The controller may receive a display map of the touchscreen display dividing the touchscreen display into two or more display zones and defining offset angles for each of the two or more display zones. The controller may further detect a touch input at a touch point on the touchscreen display. The controller may further display a cursor comprising graphical objects on the touchscreen display to visualize a selection point separated from the touch point by an offset distance from the touch point and oriented at an offset angle defined by the cursor display map. The controller may further dynamically update the offset angle of the cursor based on the cursor display map when the touch point enters any of the two or more display zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: William N. Moseley, James K. Weighton, John Sklarsky, III
  • Patent number: 10936843
    Abstract: In a method of segmented image acquisition at a sensor, a plurality of segments of an image are concurrently captured, wherein pixels of each segment of the plurality of segments are captured according to a pixel capture sequence. The pixel capture sequence for at least one segment of the plurality of segments is a non-progressive sequence for controlling a timing difference between pixel capture for proximate pixels of adjacent segments. The image including the plurality of segments is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruno Flament
  • Patent number: 10930206
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide an electroluminescent display panel, a driving method thereof, a driving device and a display device. In response to a detected temperature of the electroluminescent display panel is within an operating temperature range and is higher than a first standard temperature, a driving voltage of the electroluminescent display panel is adjusted to a first driving voltage lower than a standard driving voltage; and in response to the detected temperature of the electroluminescent display panel is within the operating temperature range and is lower than a second standard temperature, the driving voltage of the electroluminescent display panel is adjusted to a second driving voltage higher than the standard driving voltage. The first standard temperature is higher than or equal to the second standard temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lijun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10921912
    Abstract: Technologies for interfacing an input overlay device with a touch screen display of a compute device are disclosed. A compute device may detect that an input overlay device has been placed on top of its touch screen display. After detecting the input overlay device, the computing device determines one or more parameters for the input overlay device. The computing device may then detect an additional touch on the portion of the touch screen display currently covered by the input overlay device. The compute device can then determine an input of a user based on the position of the touch and the one or more parameters of the input overlay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Arvind Kumar, Antonio Cheng, Scott Webb, Gustavo Fricke
  • Patent number: 10909346
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprises a display, a fingerprint sensor, a touch sensor, and at least one processor. The display displays an icon. The fingerprint sensor reads fingerprint information. The touch sensor detects a movement of a finger. The at least one processor executes, when the movement of the finger from the icon toward the fingerprint sensor is detected and fingerprint information is read by the fingerprint sensor, a function of the icon since the fingerprint information which has been read matches registered fingerprint information which has been previously registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao Masuike, Yasuhiro Ueno, Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Koutaro Yamauchi, Manabu Sakuma, Kenji Shimada