Patents Examined by Andrew Lee
  • Patent number: 10262578
    Abstract: A power supply circuit includes: a regulator configured to receive a first power supply voltage and a third power supply voltage higher than the first power supply voltage and output a regulated voltage between the first power supply voltage and the third power supply voltage based on the third power supply voltage; and an output control circuit configured to select the first power supply voltage or the regulated voltage to output as a second power supply voltage. The output control circuit outputs the first power supply voltage as the second power supply voltage when the third power supply voltage is lower than a threshold voltage, whereas the output control circuit outputs the regulated voltage as the second power supply voltage when the third power supply voltage is higher than or equal to the threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Tamura, Takeshi Nomura
  • Patent number: 10260868
    Abstract: An electronic wafer inspecting method includes: rotating the wavelength transparent wafer, emitting, from a light source coupled with an interferometric device, two light beams, to form, a measurement volume and having a variable inter-fringe distance within the volume, a time signature of a defect intersecting the measurement volume depending on an inter-fringe distance where the defect intersects the volume, the device and the wafer arranged so that the measurement volume extends into a wafer region, collecting the light scattered by the wafer region, emitting a signal representing the variation in the intensity of the collected light per time, detecting in the signal, a frequency of the intensity, the frequency being the time of the passage of a defect through the measurement volume, determining, based on the value of the inter-fringe distance at the location where the defect passes, the position of the defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: UNITY SEMICONDUCTOR
    Inventors: Mayeul Durand De Gevigney, Philippe Gastaldo
  • Patent number: 10260948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) and a method (20) for determining a spectrum (X) of scattered radiation (S). The invention further relates to a method (70) for calculating the spectrum (X) and a method for compressing unstructured data (60) of known distribution. To be able to determine the spectrum (X) as precisely as possible and to derive from this the characteristics of materials that scatter laser pulses (P), the invention proposes that at least one characteristic of the laser pulse (P) is determined and that a spectrum analyzer (5) is used for this. Frequencies (F) of laser pulses (P) and volumes (M) of backscattered radiation (S) are combined into frequency and volume values (F?, M?) to calculate the spectrum (X). The most frequent data values are deleted from the data to compress the data (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER ATMOSPHAERENPHYSIK E.V. AN DER UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK
    Inventor: Josef Hoeffner
  • Patent number: 10254531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for observing a sample, in particular an anatomopathological slide formed from a thin thickness of a sampled biological tissue. It includes a step of illuminating the sample with a light source and acquiring, with an image sensor, an image representing the light transmitted by the sample. The image undergoes holographic reconstruction, so as to obtain a representation, in the plane of the sample, of the light wave transmitted by the latter. The method includes applying an impregnating fluid to the sample, such that the sample is impregnated with said impregnating liquid, said impregnating liquid having a refractive index strictly higher than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Commissariat A l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Sophie Morel, Cedric Allier
  • Patent number: 10249251
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a display unit a plurality of pixels performing that perform color reproduction by combining outputs of sub-pixels; an illumination unit including a first light source, a second light source, and a third light source; a measuring unit that measures intensity of light included in external light other than the light from the illumination unit; and a control unit that controls the intensity of the light to be emitted from each of the first light source, the second light source, and the third light source and controls gradation values of the respective sub-pixels based on the intensity of the external light measured by the measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yata, Takayuki Nakanishi, Masaya Tamaki
  • Patent number: 10241601
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes a housing, an atmospheric pressure sensor configured to detect atmospheric pressure inside the housing, and at least one controller configured to shift a current first mode to a second mode when it is determined that the housing is gripped by a user of the mobile electronic device based on the detected atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita
  • Patent number: 10241602
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel comprises a substrate, a display element, a touch electrode layer, a plurality of touch signal lines, and a first barrier layer. The display element, the touch electrode layer and the plurality of touch signal lines are disposed on the substrate, and the touch electrode layer and the touch signal lines are disposed in a same layer. The first barrier layer is disposed between the display element and the touch electrode layer, and includes at least one organic film and at least one inorganic film alternately arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sitao Huo
  • Patent number: 10234346
    Abstract: A serial weak FBG interrogator is disclosed. The serial weak FBG interrogator may include a CW tunable laser or pulsed laser utilized as a laser source and an EDFA. The serial weak FBG interrogator may also be an interrogation of a single sensor system by utilization of a DFB laser which utilizes a single sensor, which may be an interferometer sensor, an extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometer or a wavelength-modulated sensor. The serial weak FBG interrogator may also include a computer system or CSPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SENTEK INSTRUMENT LLC
    Inventors: Bo Dong, Fabin Shen, Anbo Wang
  • Patent number: 10235939
    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: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kimura, Seiichiro Jinta
  • Patent number: 10216300
    Abstract: An interface device for a computerized system, the interface device including an engagement element configured for operable engagement with a region on a touchscreen of the computerized system to enable interfacing with the computerized system via the touchscreen, wherein the engagement element includes a viewing surface configured to allow a representation of content that is displayed at the region on the touchscreen with which the engagement element is operably engaged, to be visible through the viewing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Spring Power Holdings Limited
    Inventor: David Hanson
  • Patent number: 10219262
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first subframe on which to transmit a first downlink control information (DCI) message and determining a second subframe on which to transmit a first information. The method also includes determining a delay between the first subframe and the second subframe and transmitting, by a communications controller to a user equipment (UE), the second subframe in accordance with the delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinhuan Xia, Brian Classon, Vipul Desai
  • Patent number: 10215833
    Abstract: An interferometric tracking device including: an optical cascade comprising a plurality of image dividers, each of the image dividers splitting incident light into a plurality of non-parallel orthogonally polarized beams, the plurality of image dividers including: an incident image divider receiving light into the optical cascade; one or more intermediary image dividers optically coupled to the incident image divider; and one or more exit image dividers, each exit image divider optically coupled to one of the intermediary image dividers; a plurality of pairs of shearing interferometers, each pair of the shearing interferometers being optically coupled between optically adjacent image dividers in the optical cascade; and one or more focal plane arrays, the orthogonally polarized beams from the one or more exit image dividers being imaged onto the one or more focal plane arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Richard A. Hutchin
  • Patent number: 10209161
    Abstract: A measuring method for an optical element for obtaining a plurality of measurement errors of the optical element is disclosed, which comprises steps of irradiating a laser ray to an overall portion of the optical element, wherein the optical element is supported as one of a horizontal state and a vertical state; rotating continuously the optical element with 360 degrees to reflect the laser ray to obtain a reflected light wavefront picture from the reflected laser ray; analyzing the reflected light wavefront picture to obtain a plurality of aberration characteristics information, respectively, each being one of a sine and a cosine wave functions of a wavefront error for each of the plurality of specified rotation angles; analyzing a plurality of interference factors each for the plurality of measurement errors on each of the plurality of aberration characteristics information, respectively; calculating and extracting a plurality of classified aberration characteristics information for each of the plurality of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES
    Inventors: Shenq-Tsong Chang, Wei-Cheng Lin, Ting-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 10209954
    Abstract: Input access may be provided. A user interface may be displayed on a user device. Upon receiving a selection of at least one element of the user interface, a plurality of input receiving modes of the user device may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Anne Sullivan, Lisa Stifelman, Adam Elman, Ken Thai
  • Patent number: 10212517
    Abstract: Described herein is a head-mounted device including an audio system configured to provide a surround sound audio effect. The device may include one or more of a forehead assembly, a rear-head assembly, a set of speakers, a set of straps connecting the forehead assembly to the read-head assembly, and/or other components. The forehead assembly may include one or more speakers. Individual ones of the straps may include one or more speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Meta Company
    Inventors: Alan Beltran, Lin Cong, Eric Bokides
  • Patent number: 10203782
    Abstract: A touch sensing system comprises a touchscreen with a plurality of touch electrodes, to which a touchscreen driving signal is applied, and a stylus pen that generates a pen driving signal based on the touchscreen driving signal and sends the same to the touchscreen. The stylus pen comprises: an amplifier that amplifies the touchscreen driving signal to generate an amplified signal; a comparator that compares the amplified signal with a preset reference voltage to generate a comparator output signal; and a signal processor that measures the pulse width of the comparator output signal, adjusts an amount of delay based on a measurement, and determines an output timing of the pen driving signal based on an adjusted amount of delay to synchronize the pen driving signal with the touchscreen driving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doyoung Jung, Hyunguk Jang, Sungchul Kim, Sanghyuck Bae, Sungsu Han, Suyun Ju
  • Patent number: 10198068
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for blink detection, tracking, and stimulation. In one implementation, a device can include a sensor configured to receive an input, the input corresponding to perceiving one or more blinks of an eye of a user. The input can be processed to determine a blink rate or an elapsed time interval since a blink of the user. Based on the blink rate or the elapsed time interval, a blink stimulation action directed to the user can be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Holz, Artem Dementyev
  • Patent number: 10200876
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a wireless network node for deployment at the intersection points of a plurality of electromagnetically shielded regions, and methods for its configuration and placement to provide wireless access and transmission using minimal amount of network data cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Argela Yazilim ve Bilisim Teknolojileri San. ve Tic. A.S.
    Inventors: Arda Akman, Onur Eker, Burcu Yargicoglu
  • Patent number: 10198102
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch display panel and its controlling method. The touch display panel includes a plurality of first touch electrodes and a plurality of first touch electrode lines arranged on an array substrate, a plurality of second touch electrodes and a plurality of second touch electrode lines arranged on a color filter substrate, and region scanning electrodes. Each first touch electrode line is connected to each first touch electrode, and each second touch electrode line is connected to each second touch electrode. All the first touch electrodes are located at one half of a display region of the touch display panel, and all the second touch electrodes are located at the other half of the display region of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Chunlei Wang, Wei Li, Huijie Xie
  • Patent number: 10190972
    Abstract: A device for managing light pulses for measuring the reaction of a sample exposed to a first light pulse, the measurement being performed by analysis of a signal emitted by the sample subjected to a second light pulse, shifted with respect to the first pulse by a determined interval of time, the device including two optical detectors for detecting the pulses of two light beams emitted by two pulsed laser sources, respectively, each beam emitting pulses with respective repetition frequencies that are different, arbitrary and stable over a determined period in the direction of the sample; the detectors being connected to a computer for determining the interval of time between two pulses coming from the first and the second beam, respectively, and constituting the first and second pulses; the computer being connected to an analyzer for measuring the reaction of the sample having as input parameter the interval of time between the two pulses, where the computer uses an algorithm making use of the stability of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Laura Antonucci, Adeline Bonvalet, Manuel Joffre, Xavier Solinas