Patents Examined by Alexander Eisen
  • Patent number: 10289210
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multi-function input device, such as a keyboard. The multifunction input device has a touch-sensing layer that enables a user to use the multifunction input device as a standard keyboard and also as a touch sensitive surface such as, for example, a trackpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Liquan Tan, Reza Nasiri Mahalati, Alex J. Lehmann, Aidan N. Zimmerman, Ivan S. Maric
  • Patent number: 10276131
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that may employ remote system mouse pointer position feedback from video/graphics circuitry (e.g., video adapter hardware such as graphics card, video card, etc.) of a remote information handling system to manage a remote mouse pointer based on local mouse position input received from a user interface of local information handling system that is communicatively coupled to the remote information handling system across a wired or wireless network, e.g., to synchronize a remote mouse pointer with a local mouse pointer that is manipulated by a local user of a local information handling system or to implement a single cursor mode for the remote mouse pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lee E. Ballard, Gregory H. Aicklen
  • Patent number: 10276100
    Abstract: A pixel circuit and driving method, an array substrate, a display panel, and a display device are provided. The pixel circuit includes a voltage clamping unit, an energy storage unit, and a reference voltage terminal. The voltage clamping unit connects to the reference voltage terminal and a first terminal of the energy storage unit. The voltage clamping unit forms a voltage divider circuit to supply a divided reference voltage from the reference voltage terminal to the first terminal of the energy storage unit or pulls and clamps the voltage at the first terminal of the energy storage unit to a reference voltage at the reference voltage terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lujiang Huangfu, Zhanjie Ma, Lintao Zhang, Tuo Sun, Zheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10269303
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for lighting displays such as those associated with electrophoretic display (EPD) devices such as e-readers or any other display technologies or applications. In an embodiment, an EPD device is provided with a number of internal LEDs or other suitable light source generally disposed along at least a portion of the display perimeter. The light can be activated in situations where the available ambient light is inadequate for viewing the display. Light from the light source is distributed across the display, and in some embodiments, can be adjusted to provide a desired degree of brightness. The light can be turned on or off via an existing single press-button or otherwise tactile, physical user interface that serves multiple functions. This user interface can be readily found and engaged by the user without the benefit of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nook Digital, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Williams, Chen-Je Huang
  • Patent number: 10262600
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for grayscale adjustment are provided. The method includes steps of: obtaining pixel grayscale values or at least one region grayscale value of an original image; selecting a predetermined grayscale compensation interval, from multiple predetermined grayscale compensation intervals, which corresponds to the pixel grayscale values or the region grayscale value as a ready-to-use grayscale compensation interval; obtaining a grayscale compensation value which corresponds to the ready-to-use grayscale compensation interval; and performing compensation on pixel grayscale values of the original image according to the grayscale compensation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenzhou Xing, Bin Xiong
  • Patent number: 10262580
    Abstract: Provided are a display panel including a scan driver and a method of operating the same. The display panel includes a shift register including a plurality of stages that shifts and outputs a clock signal. A display area in the display panel is divided into a plurality of driving areas. The stages of the shift register corresponding to each driving area form a stage group. In each stage group, the stages included in the stage group sequentially output a scan signal by using an independent start signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Wook Chang
  • Patent number: 10262571
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for controlling image display of a WOLED display apparatus and a WOLED display apparatus. The method includes: converting gray scale data of respective lights with various colors inputted by a signal source into brightness data of the respective lights with various colors; acquiring brightness adjustment data of white sub-pixel lights and brightness adjustment data of the respective lights with various colors on the basis of the brightness data of the respective lights with various colors and proportions of the respective lights with various colors in the white sub-pixel lights; converting the brightness adjustment data of white sub-pixel lights and brightness adjustment data of the respective lights with various colors into gray scale data and outputting and displaying the gray scale data. The above method and apparatus provides a simple calculating method when adjusting the display data and may eliminate color cast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Danna Song, Cuili Gai, Szu Heng Tseng, Song Meng, Zhongyuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10262608
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit including a plurality of pixels, a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines which are connected to the plurality of pixels, a data driver applying data voltages to the plurality of data lines, and a gate driver delaying and outputting first gate signals applied to gate lines among the plurality of gate lines in a first sub-frame included in one frame and advancing and outputting second gate signals which are applied to remaining gate lines among the plurality of gate lines in a second sub-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ik Hyun Ahn, Woo Joo Lee, Hyun Sik Hwang, Bong Im Park
  • Patent number: 10261617
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an in-cell touch panel and a display device, wherein a touch sensing structural layer for implementing a touch control function is added between an upper substrate and a lower substrate, the touch sensing structural layer includes first touch sensing electrodes and second touch sensing electrodes both provided in a same layer, insulated from each other and arranged crosswise, wherein an orthographic projection on the lower substrate, of a graph of the added touch sensing structural layer is located in a region where a graph of the black matrix layer is located, capable of avoiding occupying an aperture rate of pixel units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Sun, Xueguang Hao, Xuelu Wang, Cheng Li
  • Patent number: 10255019
    Abstract: In example implementations, a method for configuring displays and an apparatus for performing the same is provided. The method is performed by a processor of a computing system having a main display and a projected display having a touch interface. The method includes executing an application that uses the main display, the projected display, and an external display. The main display, the projected display, and the external display are set to an extended display configuration. A list of displays and display data associated with the list of displays is obtained. A display configuration request is received from an application being executed by the processor of the computing system and the main display, the projected display, and the external display are configured in accordance with the display configuration request based on the display data that is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Ruth Ann Lim
  • Patent number: 10254877
    Abstract: A touch panel apparatus for measuring biosignals and a method of measuring the biosignals by using the touch panel apparatus, are provided. The touch panel apparatus includes a first electrode array configured to detect touch input signals, a second electrode array configured to be coupled to the first electrode array based on driving power, a controller configured to determine an operation mode of the touch panel apparatus as either a manipulation mode configured to manipulate a screen of the touch panel apparatus or a measuring mode configured to measure the biosignals, based on the detected touch input signals, and a mode converter configured to connect the second electrode array to a source of the driving power in response to the controller determining the operation mode as the manipulation mode, and connect the second electrode array to ground in response to the controller determining the operation mode as the measuring mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunkwon Kim, Jaemin Kang, Yongjoo Kwon, Younho Kim, Sangyun Park
  • Patent number: 10248276
    Abstract: A multi-layer conductive coating is substantially transparent to visible light, contains at least one conductive layer comprising silver that is sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers, and may be used as an electrode and/or conductive trace in a capacitive touch panel. The multi-layer conductive coating may contain a dielectric layer of or including zirconium oxide (e.g., ZrO2) and/or silicon nitride, and may be used in applications such as capacitive touch panels for controlling showers, appliances, vending machines, electronics, electronic devices, and/or the like. The touch panel may further include a functional film(s) which may be one or more of: an index-matching film, an antiglare film, an anti-fingerprint film, and anti-microbial film, a scratch resistant film, and/or an antireflective (AR) film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Willem Den Boer, Alexey Krasnov, Jason Blush, Eric W. Akkashian
  • Patent number: 10248232
    Abstract: A touch panel that includes a housing defining an opening and a piezoelectric film covering the opening. The opening has a shape whose lengths in an X direction and a Y direction are different. The piezoelectric film is stretched in a uniaxial direction, and is aligned such that the uniaxial direction forms an angle of 45 degrees with respect to the X direction and the Y direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masamichi Ando, Kenichi Mori
  • Patent number: 10248274
    Abstract: A multi-layer conductive coating is substantially transparent to visible light, contains at least one conductive layer comprising silver that is sandwiched between at least a pair of dielectric layers, and may be used as an electrode and/or conductive trace in a capacitive touch panel. The multi-layer conductive coating may contain a dielectric layer(s), and may be used in applications such as capacitive touch panels for controlling showers, appliances, vending machines, electronics, electronic devices, and/or the like. In certain example embodiments, different electrodes of the touch panel may be formed by different silver based layers of the same or different multi-layer coatings. In patterning the electrodes, different laser scribing wavelengths may be used to pattern different respective silver based layers, of the same or different multi-layer coating(s), in certain example embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Guardian Glass, LLC
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Willem Den Boer
  • Patent number: 10242608
    Abstract: A vehicle display control apparatus mounted on a vehicle includes a display control portion that controls a head-up display device displaying an image by superimposing the image on a view visible to a driver of the vehicle through a windshield of the vehicle, and a condition determination portion that determines whether a condition under which the vehicle should slow down is satisfied. The display control portion causes, based on a determination of the condition determination portion that the condition is satisfied, the head-up display device to display an object that does not actually exist on a road under circumstances where the condition is satisfied, as an illusion image that produces an optical illusion appearing that a road surface viewed from the driver flows faster than an actual speed in an opposite direction to a travel direction by superimposing the illusion image on the view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimiaki Tanaka, Akira Kamiya, Kazumi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10242625
    Abstract: A pixel driving circuit, a pixel driving method and a display apparatus are provided. The pixel driving circuit includes a reset unit, a threshold compensation unit, a data writing unit, a drive transistor, a first storage capacitor and a light emitting device. According to the present disclosure, it is able to make the drive current generated by the drive transistor only related to the data voltage and the reference voltage but uncorrelated to the threshold voltage of the drive transistor when the drive transistor drives the light emitting device to display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD, HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pan Xu, Zhongyuan Wu, Yuting Zhang, Yongqian Li
  • Patent number: 10241623
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a touch sensor comprises a beamsplitter operable to reflect a first portion of light incident on the beamsplitter and transmit a second portion of light incident on the beamsplitter, a substrate, and one or more lines of conductive material disposed on the substrate, the lines of conductive material disposed between the first substrate and the beamsplitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NeodrĂ³n Limited
    Inventors: Esat Yilmaz, Neerja Saran
  • Patent number: 10235959
    Abstract: The plurality of stages of circuit blocks of a driver circuit in a display device include a first transistor and a second transistor. The first transistor is connected at its gate with a first node and controls conductivity between a scanning signal line and a first clock signal line applied with a first clock signal. The first node is at an active potential when at least any one signal of signals output from one stage in each of a forward direction and a reverse direction is at the active potential. The second transistor is connected at its gate with the first node and controls conductivity between the first clock signal line and an input signal line of another stage of circuit block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Takayuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10235039
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a Touch Enhanced Interface (TEI) that translates data from touch devices into a wide variety of output actions, free from the construct of mapping such touch data to an on-screen pointer or direct screen-mapped coordinates. Based on the touch and hold of one or more fingers, the TEI enables access to different sets of operations. Then based on different taps, holds, directional slides, and directional flicks of one or more fingers, the TEI performs specific operations in an accessed set of operations. Some embodiments provide a TEI viewer that displays symbols that identify the operations that can be performed using the various touches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intellitact LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Laubach
  • Patent number: 10235923
    Abstract: A pixel array, comprising multiple pixel units; each pixel unit comprises three sub-pixels in different colors, the three sub-pixels being a red sub-pixel (R), a green sub-pixel (G) and a blue sub-pixel (B) respectively; the connecting lines between central points of the three sub-pixels form a triangle, and each sub-pixel is a cruciform consisting of a rectangle with an aspect ratio of 3:1 in the transverse direction and the longitudinal direction respectively, and having equal lengths in the transverse direction and the longitudinal direction. Also provided are a method of driving the pixel array and a display panel comprising the pixel array. Driving the pixel array with the driving method enables the display panel to have higher visual resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renwei Guo, Xue Dong, Shengji Yang, Lingyun Shi