Patents Examined by Antonio Xavier
  • Patent number: 10802640
    Abstract: A touch display device according to an embodiment includes a display panel having a plurality of touch electrodes disposed therein and a cover bottom disposed below the backlight unit. At least one touching force sensing gap is present between the display panel and the cover bottom. A specific voltage is applied to the cover bottom. The touch display device not only can sense the position of a touch made by a user but also an amount of touching force with which the user presses against the display panel. The touch display device can provide a wider range of functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinhyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10804350
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display device including: pixels disposed on each of horizontal lines, each of the pixels includes an organic light-emitting diode, and an auxiliary transistor coupled between an anode electrode of the organic light-emitting diode and an auxiliary power source; and at least one reference transistor disposed on each of the horizontal lines and coupled between a reference power source and at least one of the pixels. The auxiliary transistor and the reference transistor may be simultaneously turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Moo Choi, Seung Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10788931
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device including a display and a touch interface: displaying, utilizing the display, a graphical user interface including a graphical user interface element; while the graphical user interface is displayed, detecting, utilizing the touch interface, a gesture on the graphical user interface element; in response to detection, utilizing the touch interface, that the gesture is moving, displaying, utilizing the display, another graphical user interface; and in response to detection, utilizing the touch interface, that a magnitude of the gesture is greater than a threshold: altering, utilizing the display, a display of the graphical user interface element, detecting user input, and customizing at least one aspect of the gesture, based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10782819
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided, comprising: at least one non-transitory memory; a touch screen; an actuator; and one or more processors in communication with the at least one non-transitory memory, the touch screen, and the actuator, wherein the one or more processors execute instructions stored in the at least one non-transitory memory, to cause the apparatus to: detect, via the touch screen, a touch on an object of a duration that is greater than a duration threshold; in response to detection of the touch of the duration that is greater than the duration threshold, display the object as being selected; detect, via the touch screen, another touch; in response to detection of the another touch: rotate the selected object, and open content associated with the selected object in a background virtual display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10764485
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a touch detection unit configured to detect a touch performed on a display unit, a specifying unit configured to specify a target of specification in a predetermined region of the display unit according to a touched position, and a display control unit configured to control an object identification mark to be displayed in the predetermined region so as to indicate a first axis and a second axis that makes the target specified by the specifying unit based on the touched position of the touch become an intersection point with the first axis in response to the touch performed in the predetermined region, and control the object identification mark to be hidden when the touch is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuko Izaki, Daiyu Ueno
  • Patent number: 10733416
    Abstract: A processor of an information processing device acquires an image, determines base point from the image, and acquires first position information of the base point. The processor determines a reference direction indicating characteristics of color information of a section of the image around the base point. The processor acquires a sample for each of a plurality of reference points acquired sequentially in accordance with a predetermined condition from a starting point determined on the basis of the base point and the reference direction. The processor calculates as frequency information, frequency components of changes in the color information with respect to the second position information for the plurality of samples, using a linear prediction coefficient calculated using a Yule-Walker method without applying a window function. The processor causes the memory to store information associating the frequency information, the first position information and the reference direction, as collation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA DDS
    Inventors: Kenji Miyoshino, Tatsuki Yoshimine, Noriyuki Gonda, Yuhei Niwa
  • Patent number: 10732767
    Abstract: Provided is a detection device including at least one first electrode group that includes a plurality of first electrodes. The first electrode outputs a detection signal. A selection driver is configured to perform a first driving during a first period and a second driving during a second period, which is different from the first period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Toshinori Uehara
  • Patent number: 10725581
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method and apparatus are provided to: display, on a display and via a user interface of a network browser application, a first web page including a hyperlink that identifies a second web page; detect a first contact starting at a first contact point at a first contact time on the touch-sensitive interaction surface; detect an end of the first contact at a second contact time; determine a duration of the first contact as a difference between the first contact time and the second contact time; determine whether there is a contact movement of the first contact between the first contact point and a second contact point; determine whether the first contact point of the first contact corresponds with a location of the hyperlink of the first web page; for performing a variety of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10719147
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display configured to display a pointing object, a communicator configured to perform communication with a remote control device which recognizes a movement and transmits a signal corresponding to the recognized movement, and a processor configured to control a moving state of the pointing object based on the signal received from the remote control device. The processor controls the moving state of the pointing object according to a relative coordinate method for a first area where a screen of the display is included, and controls the moving state of the pointing object according to an absolute coordinate method for a second area outside the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-won Jung, Yong-deok Kim, Hyun-kyu Yun, Byuk-sun Kim, Sang-hoon Eum, Myoung-jun Lee, Byung-jo Jun
  • Patent number: 10705633
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display panel, which includes a first light-emitting unit, a first electrode line A, a second light-emitting unit, a second electrode line A, and a first electrode line B. The first light-emitting unit includes a first electrode A and a first electrode B located at both ends of the first light-emitting unit respectively. The first electrode line A is connected to the first electrode A. The second light-emitting unit is located on a first side of the first light-emitting unit and includes a second electrode A and a second electrode B located at both ends of the second light-emitting unit respectively. The second electrode line A is connected to the second electrode A, and the second electrode line A and the first electrode line A are independent in terms of signal. The first electrode line B is arranged between the first light-emitting unit and the second light-emitting unit and connected to the first electrode B and the second electrode B respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsung-Tien Wu
  • Patent number: 10705334
    Abstract: To provide a display device that can suppress generation of a double image. Display device includes plate-shape windshield having translucency and a projection unit that projects light expressing an image onto windshield such that the light is reflected toward a user by windshield. The projection unit changes a display distance between an eye of the user and a position of an image visually recognized as a virtual image by the user through windshield by the light projection. Windshield is formed such that a wedge angle that is of an angle formed between a front side and a back side at a region located at any level of windshield is continuously decreased with increasing level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Toshiya Mori, Hiroaki Okayama, Satoshi Kuzuhara
  • Patent number: 10671212
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a system, method, and computer program product are provided, where one embodiment involves a non-transitory computer-readable media storing computer instructions that; when executed by at least one processor of a mobile device including a touch screen, and a memory, and an actuator coupled to the at least one processor; cause the mobile device to: display indicia associated with an application, utilizing the touch screen; when a first duration of a touch being applied to the touch screen is detected as ceasing in connection with the indicia, perform an operation; when a second duration of the touch, that is different than the first duration of the touch, being applied to the touch screen is detected in connection with the indicia after the first duration is detected without the ceasing, output feedback that is perceptible by touch, utilizing the actuator; when the second duration of the touch being applied to the touch screen is detected in connection with the indicia after the first d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S. Smith
  • Patent number: 10671213
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device including a display and a touch interface: displaying, utilizing the display, a graphical user interface configured to display a sentence including a plurality of words; and while the graphical user interface is displayed: detecting, utilizing the touch interface, a gesture of a particular type at a location on the graphical user interface that corresponds to at least one of the plurality words, in response to detection of the gesture of the particular type at the location on the graphical user interface that corresponds to the at least one word, displaying a selection of the at least one word, during the display of the selection of the at least one word, detecting, utilizing the touch interface, another gesture of the particular type at a location on the graphical user interface that corresponds to the at least one word, and in response to detection of the another gesture of the particular type during the display of t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10665153
    Abstract: An illuminated display includes a plurality of illumination means, in particular a plurality of LEDs, which are arranged on a transparent base member. The transparent base member reduces visible light on average by a maximum of 40%. Preferably, the transparent base member is constructed in the form of a film, or in a further preferred manner in the form of a plastics material film. The illumination means are supplied with voltage by means of strip conductors. The strip conductors are electrically connected at one end preferably to a control unit and at the other end to at least one illumination means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LIGHTNTEC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Huebner, Florian Kall
  • Patent number: 10664097
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided for displaying a plurality of user interface elements on a display including a first user interface element and a second user interface element; detecting a first contact moving across the display; and, while the first contact is detected moving across the display: moving the first user interface element in a first direction on the display at a first speed; and moving the second user interface element in the first direction on the display at a second speed greater than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656758
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device is provided, comprising: a display; a touch-sensitive surface; one or more processors; memory; and one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for: displaying, on the display, an application launching user interface that includes a plurality of application icons for launching corresponding applications; while displaying the application launching user interface, detecting a first single-finger touch input that includes detecting the first single-finger touch input at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a first application icon of the plurality of application icons, wherein the first application icon is for launching a first application that is associated with one or more corresponding quick actions; and in response to detecting the first single-finger touch input, determining a response to the first sin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656753
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system, method, and computer program product are provided to: display a textual word; detect a gesture via the touch screen on the textual word; in a first touch state, perform a first function in connection with the textual word; in a second touch state, perform a second function in connection with the textual word, the second function including selecting the textual word so as to display a selection of the textual word in a separate virtual display layer that is at least partially transparent or translucent for viewing an insertion point of the textual word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656752
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided for displaying, on a display, a first user interface that includes one or more selectable user interface objects; detecting that an input on a touch-sensitive surface, which is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a respective user interface object of the one or more selectable user interface objects, is in a first touch state; in response to detecting a cessation of the input while the input is in the first touch state, displaying information associated with the respective user interface object; detecting that the input on the touch-sensitive surface, which is at the location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the respective user interface object of the one or more selectable user interface objects, is in a second touch state; in response to detecting that the input is in the second touch state, blurring or shading at least a portion of the first user interface; and in response to detecting that the input is in the second touch stat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656759
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus and associated method are provided, comprising: at a device including a display and a touch interface: display, utilizing the display, a graphical user interface including: a first object at a first location on the graphical user interface, and a second object at a second location on the graphical user interface; while the graphical user interface is displayed, detect, utilizing the touch interface, a gesture that starts at a third location on the graphical user interface that is different from both the first location and the second location on the graphical user interface; while the graphical user interface is displayed after the gesture is detected to start at the third location on the graphical user interface, detect, utilizing the touch interface, a movement of the gesture; and in response to detection, utilizing the touch interface, of the movement of the gesture, change at least one aspect of the second object, while not changing the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith
  • Patent number: 10656754
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device displays a plurality of user interface representations in a stack on a display. The device detects a first drag gesture by a first contact at a location on a touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a location of a first user interface representation on the display. While the first contact is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to the location of the first user interface representation on the display and is moving across the touch-sensitive surface in a direction that corresponds to a first direction on the display, the device moves the first user interface representation in the first direction on the display at a first speed in accordance with a speed of the first contact on the touch-sensitive surface and moves a second user interface representation, disposed above the first user interface representation in the stack, in the first direction at a second speed greater than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: P4TENTS1, LLC
    Inventor: Michael S Smith