Patents Examined by Amr A. Awad
  • Patent number: 10331166
    Abstract: A system includes first and second handheld devices. The first device transmits an acoustic signal, and the acoustic signal is reflected from an input object. The second device receives a received signal derived from a reflection of the acoustic signal from the input object. The second device determines information about the location or motion of the input object based on the received signal, and thereby detects a gesture performed by the input object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ELLIPTIC LABORATORIES AS
    Inventors: Tobias Dahl, Hans Jørgen Bang
  • Patent number: 10331219
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: operating one or more sensors to detect gesture input proximate to a surface of an input device of an information handling device, wherein the input device is configured to receive one or more input types in addition to gesture input; determining, using a processor, if the gesture input detected matches a predetermined gesture; and executing at least one response action associated with the predetermined gesture. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singaore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michaela Rose Case, Aaron Michael Stewart, Wesley Abram Luttrell, Mamoru Okada, Xin Feng
  • Patent number: 10324558
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a 3D module, a 3D display device and a method for driving the 3D module. The 3D module includes: a first substrate and a second substrate arranged opposite to each other and a beam splitter between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate is arranged at a light-exiting side of the 3D module. The 3D module further includes: a touch module arranged between the first substrate and the beam splitter and including multiple self-capacitive electrodes arranged at an identical layer, and multiple touch signal lines configured to connect the self-capacitive electrodes to a touch detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changfeng Li, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Shengji Yang, Xiaoliang Ding, Weijie Zhao, Hongjuan Liu, Wei Liu, Mubing Li
  • Patent number: 10319331
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to an electronic display device configured for variable display size. The electronic display device may include a housing having a set of slides that form a storage compartment within the housing. The set of slides may include a slot. A primary display panel may be mounted on the front side of the housing. The electronic display device may include an auxiliary display panel of a set of auxiliary display panels that is slidably extendable from the storage compartment within the housing. The auxiliary display panel may be mounted on a slider mount configured to slide the auxiliary display panel through the slot to an extended position adjacent to the primary display panel. The electronic display device may include a display controller to detect a position of the auxiliary display panel and to establish a display arrangement for the primary display panel and the auxiliary display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ranjeeth Pasupathi
  • Patent number: 10318046
    Abstract: A display panel is provided. The display panel includes a first substrate; a second substrate arranged in opposite to the first substrate; and at least one group of force sensing modules. Each force sensing module include a plurality of force-sensitive units, and each force-sensitive unit includes at least two force-sensitive resistors disposed on different layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gujun Li, Liang Liu, Yan Shen
  • Patent number: 10319319
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a substrate and a liquid crystal display. The substrate includes a plurality of data lines, scanning lines, and pixel cells arranged in a matrix. Each of the pixel cells includes a first sub-pixel and a second sub-pixel. For the pixel cells in each row, a first sub-pixel of a pixel cell connects with the two scanning lines. The second sub-pixel of the pixel cell connects with one of the scanning line. When the pixel cells are driven, durations of the turn-on signals outputted by the two scanning lines connected with the pixel cell are different or the turn-on signals are asynchronous. As such, a turn-on period of the second sub-pixel of the pixel cell connecting with the data line is longer than the turn-on period of the first sub-pixel connecting with the corresponding data line. In this way, the color shift may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shangcao Cao
  • Patent number: 10318044
    Abstract: An electronic device that can be operated with one hand more easily is provided. An electronic device 1 includes a touch sensor on each of the front surface and the back surface. A controller 14 changes the position of an object displayed in an upper part of a display 11 to a lower part of the display 11, upon detecting an operation on a back surface touch sensor 13. The controller 14 causes the display 11 to display an object not being displayed, upon detecting an operation on the back surface touch sensor 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Takeda
  • Patent number: 10310658
    Abstract: A touch structure, touch display panel and touch display device are disclosed. The touch structure comprises multiple first electrodes and multiple second electrodes arranged to intersect with and insulate from the first electrodes. The first and second electrodes are connected with respective signal transmission lines which transmits a touch signal to the corresponding first or second electrode. At least one electrode in a set of the first and second electrodes is a closable electrode, at least a part of which is a closable part. A switch unit is arranged between the closable part and the corresponding signal transmission line to control connection and disconnection therebetween. With the present invention, by arranging the switch unit between the closable part and the corresponding signal transmission line to control the connection and disconnection therebetween, the touch function in the region corresponding to the closable part can be enabled or disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qingna Hou
  • Patent number: 10310659
    Abstract: An apparatus for combined capacitance and pressure sensing is described. The apparatus includes a multiplexer (75) having a plurality of inputs (76) and an output (F), a touch panel (29), and a front end module (3). The touch panel includes a layer structure (5; FIG. 15) comprising one or more layers, each extending perpendicularly to a thickness direction, the one or more layers including a layer of piezoelectric material (10; FIG. 15), the layer structure having first (6) and second (7; FIG. 15) opposite faces, and the layer(s) arranged between the first and second faces such that the thickness direction of each layer is perpendicular to the first and second faces. The touch panel also includes a plurality of first electrodes (8) disposed on the first face, each first electrode connected to a respective input of the multiplexer. The touch panel also includes at least one second electrode (9) disposed on the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Cambridge Touch Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Arokia Nathan, Jackson Chi-Sun Lai, Suk-Bae Cha, Corbin Church
  • Patent number: 10310598
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) includes an electronic display configured to emit image light, an optical assembly that provides optical correction to the image light, an eye tracking system, and a varifocal module. The optical assembly includes a back optical element configured to receive the image light from the electronic display, and a coupling assembly configured to couple a front optical element to a location within the optical assembly such that the front optical element receives light transmitted by the back optical element. The optical correction is determined in part by an optical characteristic of the front optical element that is replaceable. The eye tracking system determines eye tracking information for a first eye of a user of the HMD. A varifocal module adjusts focus of images displayed on the electronic display, based on the eye tracking information and the optical correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Daniel Trail, Douglas Robert Lanman
  • Patent number: 10275057
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an array substrate, a display panel and a method for detecting and restoring a display panel. The detection and restoring unit is configured to provide signals to the touch sensing units to perform detection and restoring. In the display region, each of the touch sensing units is provided with one first line and one second line, and the first line is connected with the touch sensing unit through a via hole. The first terminal of the first switch element is connected with a first terminal of the first line. The second terminal of the first switch element is connected with a first terminal of the second line. Each of the first terminal of the first line, the first terminal of the second line and the control terminal of the first switch element is connected with the detection and restoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Zheng, Min Huang, Zhonghuai Chen, Kangpeng Yang, Yumin Xu
  • Patent number: 10276126
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an information processing method and an electronic device. The electronic device has a display unit, and is capable of generating a deformation in response to a stress. The display unit of the electronic device is capable of presenting M window interfaces, each of the M window interfaces being used for displaying a separate display content. The method comprises: determining a first display sub-region of the display unit which is in a presentation state, when it is judged that the electronic device has generated a predetermined deformation; obtaining a first attribute parameter of a first window interface among the M window interfaces; and displaying the first window interface in the first display sub-region if the first attribute parameter satisfies a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Ben Xu
  • Patent number: 10268324
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of peak detection are described. One method measures touch data on a sense array, the touch data represented as multiple cells. The method performs multiple different peak-detection schemes on each of the cells to generate a list of one or more possible peaks in the touch data. The method selects one or more actual peaks from the list. The actual peaks are used to determine locations of touches proximate to the sense array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PARADE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Cole Wilson, Jonathan R. Peterson, Dana Olson
  • Patent number: 10269997
    Abstract: A method of creating a touch sensitive surface comprising detecting a voltage change in a light sensitive voltage generating device from among an array of light sensitive voltage generating devices that comprise a touch sensitive surface, in response to a lack of energy within a non-visible light spectrum reaching the light sensitive voltage generating device when a user contacts the touch sensitive surface, generating one or more location coordinates corresponding to a location in the array at which the voltage change occurred, and transmitting the one or more location coordinates to a processor configured to process a touch command received by the touch sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Latavya Chintada
  • Patent number: 10269275
    Abstract: A method for inspecting a display panel in which pixels each including a drive transistor that passes a drive current when signal voltage is applied to the gate of the drive transistor, and a light-emitting element that emits light according to the flow of the drive current are arranged in rows and columns, includes: applying, across the gate and the source of the drive transistor, an initialization voltage less than or equal to the threshold voltage of the drive transistor; applying a power supply voltage to the drain of the drive transistor to which the initialization voltage is applied across the gate and the source; and determining, as a defective pixel with a current leak, a pixel having a light-emitting element that does not emit light when the power supply voltage is applied to the drain of the drive transistor and emits light after the elapse of a predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Yoshiki Tsujita
  • Patent number: 10262610
    Abstract: There is provided a backlight unit including a backlight configured to generate light, and a backlight driving circuit configured to drive the backlight in a dimming mode on a basis of a dimming signal, the backlight driving circuit including a first comparator configured to detect a frequency of the dimming signal and to compare the frequency of the dimming signal with a reference frequency to determine a compared result, and a driver configured to selectively drive the backlight, based on the compared result, in an analog dimming mode in which a driving current of the backlight is controlled, or a mixed dimming mode by mixing the analog dimming mode and a digital dimming mode in which an on state and an off state of the backlight is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongbong Lee, Yujin Kim
  • Patent number: 10257500
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a stereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) webpage overlay. In some embodiments, user input may be received from a user input device and in response to determining that the user input device is not substantially concurrently interacting with the 3D content, interpret the user input based on a 2D mode of interaction. In addition, the user input may be interpreted based on a 3D mode of interaction in response to determining that the user input device is substantially concurrently interacting with the 3D content. The 2D mode of interaction corresponds to a first visual cursor, such as a mouse cursor, and the 3D mode of interaction corresponds to a second visual cursor, such as a virtual beam rendered to extend from a tip of the user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hosenpud, Clifford S. Champion
  • Patent number: 10254842
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an information acquiring unit provided in the information processing apparatus to be worn on a head of a user, the information acquiring unit being configured to acquire facial expression information of the user, and a control unit configured to perform certain control depending on whether or not the facial expression information of the user acquired by the information acquiring unit agrees with facial expression information of a partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayumi Kato, Jun Kimura, Tsubasa Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 10241593
    Abstract: An optical processing apparatus and a light source luminance adjustment method adapted to detect a rotational displacement and a pressing state are provided. The optical processing apparatus includes a light source unit, a processing unit, and an image sensing unit, wherein the processing unit is electrically connected to the light source unit and the image sensing unit. The light source unit provides a beam of light. The processing unit defines a frame rate, defines a plurality of time instants within a time interval, and sets the light source unit to a luminance value at each of the time instants. A length of the time interval is shorter than the reciprocal of the frame rate. The luminance values are different and are within a range. The image sensing unit captures an image by an exposure time length at each of the time instants, wherein the exposure time lengths are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Wei Chen, Ching-Lin Chung
  • Patent number: 10235120
    Abstract: A display apparatus constituting a video wall system is provided. The display apparatus includes a display, a first communicator configured to perform communication with at least one adjacent display apparatus, and a processor configured to allocate identification information corresponding to the display apparatus based on identification information received from the adjacent display apparatus and information on a location relationship of the display device relative to the adjacent display apparatus and display a sub-image of an image through the display based on the allocated identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-phil Cho, Tae-je Park, Ho-seop Lee, Byeong-cheol Hyeon