Patents Examined by Andrew Lee
  • Patent number: 11016615
    Abstract: A touch sensor panel may be provided that includes: a plurality of drive electrodes which extend in a first layer in a first axial direction and sense touch; a plurality of dummy drive electrodes which extend in the first layer in the first axial direction and do not sense the touch; a plurality of receiving electrodes which extend in a second layer in a second axial direction crossing the first axial direction and sense the touch; and a plurality of dummy receiving electrodes which extend in the second layer in the second axial direction and do not sense the touch. A part of a capacitance path between the drive electrode and the receiving electrode is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Jongsik Kim
  • Patent number: 11015922
    Abstract: A physical parameter estimating method, a physical parameter estimating device, and electronic apparatus are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mingfeng Lu, Jinmin Wu, Ran Tao, Zhen Guo, Feng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11010583
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display panel, a display apparatus and a method for manufacturing the display panel. The display panel includes a driving circuit, a light-emitting device, and a fingerprint recognition unit. The light-emitting device includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic function layer disposed between the first and second electrodes, and the first electrode is a reflective electrode. The driving circuit includes a light-emitting control transistor and a first initialization transistor that are connected to the first electrode via the first through-hole. The driving circuit includes at least a first driving circuit, and a minimum distance between the first through-hole of the first driving circuit and a first gate signal line connected to the first initialization transistor is smaller than a minimum distance between the first through-hole and a second gate signal line connected to the light-emitting control transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xian Chen, Lijing Han, Yueting Fang
  • Patent number: 11002545
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing SHD switching for RFOGS are provided herein. A system includes a resonator in which light resonates; at least one laser source that produces first and second optical beams; heterodyne modulators that modulate the first and second optical beams at a heterodyne frequency plus a modulation frequency offset to produce multiple sideband optical beams, wherein the modulation frequency offset has a different sign for the first and second optical beams; a frequency switching controller that alternatingly switches the signs of the modulation frequency offset applied to the first and second optical beams, wherein the heterodyne modulation of the first and second optical beams are on average at the heterodyne frequency; at least one coupler that couples the sideband optical beams into the resonator; a feedback control that detects the sideband optical beams transmitted from the resonator and, in response, adjusts frequencies of the optical beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lee K. Strandjord, Glen A. Sanders, Jianfeng Wu, Tiequn Qiu, Marc Smiciklas
  • Patent number: 11004414
    Abstract: A display device and a method for driving the same are provided. The display device includes an array substrate and a data driving circuit, the array substrate includes a plurality of data lines divided into multiple groups, each group includes at least two data lines, first ends of the data lines in each group are connected together by the data driving circuit during a first charge sharing phase of each scanning period, the array substrate further includes a plurality of switches; the display device further includes a control circuit configured to output a control signal during a second charge sharing phase of each scanning period, each switch is turned on according to the control signal to connect second ends of corresponding data lines in corresponding group; in each scanning period, the first charge sharing phase and the second charge sharing phase are at least partially overlapped with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bingbing Yan, Liugang Zhou, Wenwu Lu, Xueqin Wei, Lixin Zhu, Shenghua Hu
  • Patent number: 11002538
    Abstract: A distance measurement device includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire distance information on the basis of a plurality of images captured at different viewpoints, a second acquisition configured to acquire correction information of the distance information on the basis of a plurality of images captured at a timing different from the plurality of images used by the first acquisition unit, and a correction unit configured to correct the distance information on the basis of the correction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuya Nobayashi
  • Patent number: 10989593
    Abstract: First and second measurement operations are performed according to each of a plurality of geometric conditions while keeping the geometric condition. In the first measurement operation, illumination light is radiated from a first light radiating position toward a measurement target position and spectroscopic measurement is performed on reflected light traveling from the measurement target position toward a first light receiving position. In the second measurement operation, illumination light is radiated from a second light radiating position toward a measurement target position and spectroscopic measurement is performed on reflected light traveling from the measurement target position toward a second light receiving position. The two spectroscopic measurement results are averaged. The second light radiating position and the second light receiving position are respectively disposed symmetrical to the first light radiating position and the first light receiving position with respect to a reference axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichi Iida, Yoshitaka Teraoka
  • Patent number: 10989924
    Abstract: An electronic device which may be put onto the head of a user is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including an upper surface, a lower surface including an opening, and a rear surface; a bracket including a first surface facing an open front portion of the housing, and a second surface extending rearward from the first surface and facing the opening, and interposed between the upper surface and the lower surface; a camera module disposed on the first surface of the bracket to face forward; and an image output module having at least a portion inserted into the opening, and including a light output member, a semi-transparent lens facing an eyeball of a user, and a light transmitting member optically connecting the light output member with the semi-transparent lens and including at least one of a lens or a mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kiwook Han, Cheongsoo Park, Seungnyun Kim, Yongsang Yun
  • Patent number: 10991309
    Abstract: A light emitting element display device with a narrow frame and high light emission efficiency is provided even when high definition is achieved. The light emitting element display device includes: a light emitting element which emits light at each of a plurality of subpixels forming one pixel; a drive transistor in which one of a source and a drain is connected to an anode of the light emitting element; and an output control circuit which selectively sets the other of the source and the drain of the drive transistor into one of a state of being connected to a power-supply voltage, a state of being connected to a reset voltage that is a lower voltage than the power-supply voltage, and a high-impedance state of not being connected to any of these voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kimura, Seiichiro Jinta
  • Patent number: 10990131
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of touch sensors is provided. A flexible touch sensing component can be formed on a first substrate by a release layer. Next, the flexible touch sensing component is transferred to a second substrate after a releasing step. Furthermore, by the support of the second substrate, the flexible touch sensing component can be processed and then adhered a desired cover. After releasing the second substrate from the flexible touch sensing component, the touch sensor is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Shan Lin, Chun-Yan Wu, Chung-Chin Hsiao, Hwai-Hai Chiang
  • Patent number: 10983619
    Abstract: A touch display panel, a fingerprint recognition device and a display device are provided. The touch display panel includes: a waveguide plate (001) and a first substrate (003), a liquid crystal layer (004) and an electrode structure (005) between the waveguide plate (001) and the first substrate (003); a reflective layer (006) at a first side of the first substrate (003) facing toward the liquid crystal layer (004), and photosensitive units (007) at the first side, or at a second side of the waveguide plate (001) facing toward the liquid crystal layer (004), the electrode structure (005) controls a refractive index of the liquid crystal layer (004), to allow light to be emitted out from a first surface (001A) of the waveguide plate (001) closer to the liquid crystal layer (004), or allow light to be totally reflected inside the waveguide plate (001), thereby achieving an optical-type touch recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jifeng Tan
  • Patent number: 10986631
    Abstract: An apparatus of a New Radio (NR) User Equipment (UE), a method and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Xiong, Debdeep Chatterjee, Sergey Panteleev
  • Patent number: 10976151
    Abstract: An optical interferometer includes a beam splitter module and an optical sensor. The beam splitter module includes a lens assembly and a splitter cube. A light incident surface of the splitter cube is substantially orthogonal to an optical axis of the lens assembly. An acute angle is between the light incident surface and a light splitting surface of the splitter cube. A sampling surface of the splitter cube is substantially parallel to the light incident surface. A light reflecting surface of the splitter cube is substantially orthogonal to the light incident surface. The light incident surface is closer to the lens assembly than the sampling surface. A reference arm is defined between a splitter position on the light splitting surface and the light reflecting surface, a sample arm is defined between the splitter position and the sampling surface, and the reference arm is longer than the sample arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yuan Chin Lee, Ting Wei Chang, Chi Shen Chang, Chy Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 10979972
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed towards communicating whether a small deployed (e.g., millimeter wave 5G) cell is capable of operating as a self-backhaul device and can thereby operate as a relay node for another network device's backhaul (e.g., integrated access and backhaul) traffic. Data communicated between network devices, such as an attribute in in the CellAccessRelatedInfo information element of the system information block (e.g., a SIB type 1) message, can be used to convey the self-backhaul capability information. The network device that is searching for a self-backhaul cell evaluates the self-backhaul data of another cell, along with other selection criteria, to determine if the other cell can serve as a backhaul link; if the criteria is met, that other cell is selected, otherwise another cell is searched for such a capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Hongyan Lei
  • Patent number: 10976152
    Abstract: A method for defect inspection of a transparent substrate comprises (a) providing an optical system for performing a diffraction process of object wave passing through a transparent substrate, (b) interfering and wavefront recording for the diffracted object wave and a reference wave to reconstruct the defect complex images (including amplitude and phase) of the transparent substrate, (c) characteristics analyzing, features classifying and sieving for the defect complex images of the transparent substrate, and (d) creating defect complex images database based-on the defect complex images for comparison and detection of the defect complex images of the transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSiTY
    Inventors: Chau-Jern Cheng, Chin-Yu Liu, Xin-Ji Lai
  • Patent number: 10972952
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed. In an example from the perspective of a User Equipment (UE), a signal to configure the UE to perform a Random Access Channel-less (RACH-less) handover to a second cell may be received in a first cell, wherein the signal comprises a candidate list of beams for Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) monitoring in the second cell and/or the signal is indicative of a first beam of the candidate list of beams (to be used by the UE for PDCCH monitoring). A PDCCH in the second cell on the first beam may be monitored before receiving a Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) assigning a second beam for PDCCH monitoring in the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Hsi Tsai, Yu-Hsuan Guo
  • Patent number: 10973006
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a method, mobile station, and network apparatus for transmitting a service. The mobile station employs, by means of SPS, a first resource allocation parameter set to transmit a current service. When a requirement of the service changes, the network apparatus instructs, via a control signaling, the mobile station to replace the first resource allocation parameter set with a second resource allocation parameter set, and employ the second resource allocation parameter set to transmit the service having the changed requirement, or to employ a second resource allocation parameter set along with the first resource allocation parameter set to transmit the service having the changed requirement. The method, mobile station and network apparatus for transmitting a service in the embodiments of the present invention save signaling costs by completing SPS re-configuration with less control signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 10962348
    Abstract: A method for measuring a property of a test object with an interferometer includes: a) providing calibration information relating a focus setting for the interferometer to a position of the test object relative to a reference surface of the interferometer; b) determining the position of the test object relative to the reference surface; and c) using the interferometer to collect interferometric images of the test object for use in measuring the property of the test object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Zygo Corporation
    Inventor: Leslie L. Deck
  • Patent number: 10957228
    Abstract: A projector includes a first light modulator having first pixels, a second light modulator having second pixels, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to determine whether to control the spatial light modulators in a high-end mode or a low-end mode based on a video demand indicating greyscale levels. In high-end mode, at least one first pixel is driven in an ON state for at least a fraction of a frame time that a corresponding second pixel is in the ON state, the fraction determined based on the greyscale level. In the low-end mode, the at least one first pixel is driven in an OFF state while the corresponding second pixel is driven between ON and OFF states. The fraction that the second pixel is in the ON state is increased to compensate for driving the at least one first pixel in the OFF state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul French, John Harding
  • Patent number: 10952271
    Abstract: A radio terminal (3) has a function of establishing a second radio connection on a second cell (20) operated by a second radio station (2) while a first radio connection on a first cell (10) operated by a first radio station (1) is established. The first radio station (1) sets up a control bearer for transferring at least a control signal regarding the radio terminal (3) between an upper network (4) and the first radio station (1). Further, the first radio station (1) is configured to trigger setup of a second bearer for transferring user data of the radio terminal (3) between the upper network (4) and the second radio station (2). It is thus for example possible to enable a single radio terminal to simultaneously set up bearers on cells of a plurality of radio stations, in order to achieve carrier aggregation of cells operated by different radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Hiroaki Aminaka