Patents Examined by Andrew Sasinowski
  • Patent number: 10446084
    Abstract: A method of driving a display device including a sensing line, a light-emitting element, a capacitor, and a driving transistor, the driving transistor comprising a control terminal that is connected to the capacitor, an input terminal, and an output terminal, the method including: connecting the control terminal and the output terminal; connecting the control terminal and the output terminal to a ground voltage and then disconnecting the control terminal and the output terminal from the ground voltage; sensing a first voltage of the control terminal through the sensing line; and calculating a threshold voltage of the driving transistor based on the first voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., IUCF-HYU (Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University)
    Inventors: Ung-Gyu Min, Oh-Kyoung Kwon
  • Patent number: 10444824
    Abstract: A transparent display apparatus is provided. The transparent display apparatus includes a transparent display which displays information, a sensor which senses background information in a first direction, and a controller configured to modify a display state of the displayed information on the transparent display based on the sensed background information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nipun Kumar, Joon-kyu Seo, Yeo-jun Yoon, Young-joon Choi
  • Patent number: 10436975
    Abstract: Example embodiments of disclosed configurations include a liquid crystal display with segmented backlight units that can be controlled individually. In one or more embodiments, the liquid crystal display includes a liquid crystal layer including a plurality of liquid crystals grouped into a plurality of liquid crystal portions, and a backlight coupled to the liquid crystal layer. The backlight includes a plurality of backlight units, where each backlight unit faces a corresponding liquid crystal portion and is configured to project light towards the corresponding liquid crystal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Evan M. Richards
  • Patent number: 10437392
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for detecting a touch input to a touchscreen and distinguishing between different types of touch inputs are provided. The method includes detecting the input to a touch screen of the terminal, and determining an input type that is input to the touch screen based on characteristics of the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nitin Bajaj, Madan Ankapura
  • Patent number: 10437364
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor-equipped display device, includes pixel electrodes above an insulating substrate, a first sensor electrode includes a first electrode portion and a first line portion connected to the first electrode portion, and a second sensor electrode includes a second electrode portion and a second line portion connected to the second electrode portion, each of the first sensor electrode and the second sensor electrode being opposed to the pixel electrodes, and includes a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer which is disposed on the first conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Teranishi, Hayato Kurasawa, Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10431167
    Abstract: An electronic paper display apparatus, a signal transmission system and a method thereof are provided. The electronic paper display apparatus is configured to transmit an encrypted signal. The electronic paper display apparatus includes an electronic paper display panel and a display driver. The electronic paper display panel is configured to display a first image or a second image. The display driver is electrically coupled to the electronic paper display panel and configured to output a driving signal to the electronic paper display panel. The display driver drives the electronic paper display panel to alternately display the first image and the second image for transmitting the encrypted signal by using the driving signal during a signal transmission period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Chuen-Jen Liu, Li-Wei Chou, Jia-Hong Xu, Yu-Ming Lee, Chih-Jen Wu, Chi-Mao Hung
  • Patent number: 10429956
    Abstract: This invention discloses a capacitive stylus including a pen housing and a detachable eraser. The pen housing comprises a rear end section and a thinning section with a thinner wall thickness than that of the rear end section. A compressible latch is disposed at the outer surface of the eraser. The rear end section includes an axial groove. By pushing the latch to pass through the axial groove into the thinning section and rotating the latch within the thinning section, the pen housing is combined with the eraser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Waltop International Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Jui Yeh, Yi-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 10430009
    Abstract: A device (48) for combined capacitance and pressure measurements includes a number of first input/output terminals for a projected capacitance touch panel, wherein the projected capacitance touch panel includes a layer of piezoelectric material disposed between a plurality of first electrodes and at least one second electrode. The device also includes a plurality of second input/output terminals for a capacitive touch controller. The device also includes a plurality of separation stages, each separation stage connecting at least one first input/output terminal to a corresponding second input/output terminal, and each separation stage including a first frequency-dependent filter for filtering signals between first and second input/output terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cambridge Touch Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Arokia Nathan, Simon Banks
  • Patent number: 10423270
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a terminal body having a case formed of a metallic material at least partially; a metal key unit formed on one region of the case, and configured to sense a pressure of a touch input; and a controller configured to execute a specific function based on a pressure applied to the metal key unit, wherein the metal key unit includes: a flexible printed circuit board attached to a lower part of the case; and a pressure sensor configured to sense a pressure applied to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONIC INC.
    Inventors: Hongjo Shim, Hyunok Lee, Sungho Woo
  • Patent number: 10416828
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a detecting apparatus includes: a touch detection electrode provided along a touch detection surface; a strain gauge integrated with the touch detection electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Shinya Iuchi, Taiki Kasai, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 10416953
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices for display device operation in a connected ecosystem. In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a module placed on a module interface of the display device and initiating a pairing operation with the module. Operation of the module may be activated to provide functional output to the display device. Connectivity of the module with a second module associated with the module interface may be enabled by a display device such that the module and second module provides interoperability of at least one function of the module and the second module for use with the display device. In addition to supporting one or more modules by a display device, modules may be moved and connected to one or more other display devices in the ecosystem. In certain embodiments an interface is provided for coupling multiple physical units to a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Qingdao Hisense Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sanjiv Sirpal
  • Patent number: 10409461
    Abstract: A portable multifunction device configured for displaying an application on a display that includes a first user input element and a second user input element. In response to detecting a first input that corresponds to the selection of a first user input element, enlarging and centering display of a first area that includes the first input element and at least a portion of the second user input element. While displaying the enlarged first area detecting a second input that corresponds to selection of the second user input element. In response to detecting the second input, centering display of the second input element. Subsequent to detecting the second input, receiving input for the second user input element. In response to receiving the input for the second user input element, displaying a representation of the received input in the second user input element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco Ryan Tolmasky, Richard Williamson, Patricia J. Coleman, Christopher Blumenberg, Corbin Robert Dunn, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os
  • Patent number: 10403218
    Abstract: A Mura compensation circuit and method, a driving circuit and a display device are provided. The Mura compensation circuit comprises: a vertical Mura compensation unit, for providing a corresponding gamma voltage to a vertical block Mura region and a vertical non-Mura region of a display panel respectively, to compensate for a vertical Mura phenomenon; and/or a horizontal Mura compensation unit, for providing a corresponding gate drive signal and/or a corresponding charging/discharging control signal to a horizontal block Mura region and a horizontal non-Mura region of a display panel respectively, to compensate for a horizontal Mura phenomenon. The Mura compensation circuit can make the different regions of the display panel have the same display effect, and improve reduction of display quality caused by impedance difference at different positions of the display panel, thereby raising the quality of a picture, and can be promoted and applied widely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Mo Chen, Yudong Liu, Xiong Xiong
  • Patent number: 10401984
    Abstract: Disclosed examples include optical and capacitive position detection systems and user interface control apparatus to detect relative positions of a stationary first structure and a movable second structure. The optical system includes pairs of optical source and sensor devices spaced along a first direction on the first structure and a reflector extending along the first direction on the second structure to selectively reflect light from one of the optical sources to the corresponding optical sensor of a given pair when the reflector is proximate the given pair. The capacitive sensing system includes capacitor plate structures on the first structure and a conductive structure on the second structure to move along the first direction to selectively modify a capacitance of a given group of two or more of the plate structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Spevak
  • Patent number: 10401903
    Abstract: A touch panel includes: a base member having a folding axis which extends in a first direction, a folding area including the folding axis, and a non-folding area adjacent to the folding area; a touch cell which senses an external touch signal, and at least a part of which overlaps the folding area; a pad disposed on the base member, and disposed to be spaced apart from the touch cell when viewed in a plane; and a first driving wiring having a first part and a second part, wherein at least the first part extends in a diagonal direction with respect to a direction in which the folding axis extends, and which connects the pad and the touch cell. At least a part which extends in the diagonal direction overlaps the folding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangkyu Choi, Jae-wook Kang, Hanyung Jung
  • Patent number: 10401959
    Abstract: To improve the convenience at a display unit having a notch, an information processing device includes: a display unit having a recess-like notch as a non-displaying part; and a display control unit configured to, in response to a trigger from a user, display a display target hidden by the notch on the display unit so as to avoid the notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo Fujii, Arimasa Naitoh
  • Patent number: 10390127
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable display equipment, comprising a headphone device including two headphone bodies, a display device including a housing and an optical display module within the housing, the housing including two end regions respectively adjacent to the two headphone bodies, a middle region between the two end regions, and a connecting portion disposed in the middle region, and a connecting component including a main body and two distal ends respectively extending from two opposite sides of the main body, the two distal ends respectively connected to the two headphone bodies, and the main body at least partially connected to the connecting portion. The display device is connected to the headphone device via the connecting component such that, when a user pushes the two headphone bodies away from each other, the two end regions of the display device are detached from the connecting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Songling Yang, Chao Jiang, Songya Chen, Linwei Yu, Fan Yang, Xinyuan Xia
  • Patent number: 10387019
    Abstract: This relates to a technology capable of efficiently deciding a screen layer to which a user input event should be delivered even when screen layers that do not receive the user input event are displayed in an overlapping manner other than a screen layer that should receive the user input event. A user interface device includes an acquisition unit, a transmission unit, a determination unit, and a decision unit. On the basis of inquiry information from the transmission unit, the determination unit concurrently determines, for a plurality of screen layers, whether input information is accepted in each of the screen layers. The decision unit decides the screen layer based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kitamura, Kohei Tanaka, Mitsuo Shimotani, Yukio Goto, Akira Toyooka
  • Patent number: 10380818
    Abstract: The invention consists of a new technology of grid design applicable to data entry electronic membranes or “electronic pads”, said design comprised of touch-sensitive sections having augmented areas, such areas being considerably larger than what has been usual in the prior art; thus when an electronic pad employing this technology connects to a voting machine, it becomes a convenient data entry peripheral for entering voting selections, depicting the available electoral options which are pre-printed on a paper sheet or template overlaying the membranes, thus mimicking a traditional voting means based on a paper ballot, and where the sensitive areas are ample enough, easy to press upon with a finger; and when any one touch-sensitive area corresponding to a preferred candidate or option is pressed, an adjacent LED indicator unique per each option is turned on, confirming the selection just made and guaranteeing high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Antonio Jose Mugica, Roger Piñate, Eduardo Manuel Correia
  • Patent number: 10372279
    Abstract: A touch window includes a substrate including an available area and an unavailable area; and an electrode layer formed on the substrate, wherein the electrode layer includes a conductive layer and a protective layer formed on the conductive layer, the protective layer is in direct contact with the conductive layer, the protective layer has a thickness different from that of the conductive layer, and the protective layer includes a black-based color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeo Eun Yoon, Ho Min Lee, Jun Phill Eom, Joon Ki Hong, Dong Mug Seong, Dong Keon Lee