Patents Examined by B. Lee
  • Patent number: 11036317
    Abstract: A roller input device includes a housing, a passive member and an active member. A roller is pivotally disposed inside the housing, and the roller includes an annular tooth portion. The passive member is movably disposed inside the housing, and the passive member includes an abutting portion and a first magnetic module. The active member has a second magnetic module, and the active member is disposed inside the housing and operably moved to a first mode or a second mode to make the first magnetic module and the second magnetic module attract each other or make the first magnetic module and the second magnetic module repel each other to drive the passive member to move relative to the housing to a first position or a second position, such that the abutting portion and the annular tooth portion abut against or separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Long Lee
  • Patent number: 11037507
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels; and a driving controller configured to: generate a data signal corresponding to an input image data; generate a data voltage based on the data signal; and output the data voltage to the pixels, wherein the driving controller is configured to output the data signal in at least one driving frequency higher than a predetermined low frequency during an image transition period in a low frequency driving mode during which the data signal outputs in the low frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sehyuk Park, Hyojin Lee, Hui Nam, Jinyoung Roh, Bong Hyun You, Eunho Lee
  • Patent number: 11029756
    Abstract: In some examples, a display includes a plurality of display pixels. Each display pixel includes one or more light emitters. At least some of the plurality of display pixels also includes a light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Richmond F. Hicks, Khaled Ahmed, Divya Pratap
  • Patent number: 11024219
    Abstract: A flexible and scalable emissive fabric display with individually controllable pixels disposed within a fabric matrix. The pixels may include areas where electroluminescent thread contact conductive threads, and take the form of either individual stitches, or contact points between perpendicularly inlayed conductive threads and electroluminescent threads. Alternatively, the pixels may include individual electroluminescent segments disposed along a conductive thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Adam K Fontecchio, Alyssa Ann Bellingham
  • Patent number: 11016564
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for presenting information using an electronic device. In an aspect, when a standby or idle device detects that a user gazes at it, it starts showing content items on a display. In other aspects, when a standby or idle device detects that a user shakes it, taps on it, or speaks to it, plus that the user gazes at it, the device begins to show content items on a display. The content items may include advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Chian Chiu Li
  • Patent number: 11013559
    Abstract: A virtual reality system providing a virtual robotic surgical environment, and methods for using the virtual reality system, are described herein. The virtual reality system may simulate a robotic surgical environment in which a user may operate both a robotically-controlled surgical instrument using a handheld controller and a manual laparoscopic surgical instrument while adjacent a patient table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Eric Mark Johnson, Pablo Eduardo Garcia Kilroy, Bernard Fai Kin Siu, Haoran Yu
  • Patent number: 11016225
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lens module comprising a lens barrel, a lens group, a light shielding plate and a first light shielding sheet received in the lens barrel, the lens barrel comprises a first barrel wall and a second barrel wall, the lens group comprises a first lens disposed away from the first barrel wall and a second lens, the light shielding plate is located between the first lens and the second lens, the second barrel wall comprises an annular groove provided in an inner wall thereof, the light shielding plate is partly received in the groove, the light shielding plate comprises a top surface adjacent to the object side, the top surface partly supports the second lens, the light shielding plate, the second lens and the groove jointly form an accommodation space, and the first light shielding sheet is completely received in the accommodation space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 11017606
    Abstract: Techniques are described that facilitate co-viewing in an experiential reality environment such as a virtual reality or augmented reality environment. These techniques include prioritizing a main view of experiential reality content over side views of the experiential reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Chapman, Alexandria Way-Wun Kravis, Brandon Scott Love, Christopher Taylor, Lars Christian Ulness, Felicia Yue
  • Patent number: 11009966
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a user interface comprising an interface device, one or more sensors, each respective sensor configured to detect a respective parameter indicative of human proximity to the interface device, and a processor communicatively coupled to the user interface and the one or more sensors. The processor may be configured to in response to a physical interaction with the interface device, read information from the one or more sensors, determine whether the information from the one or more sensors satisfies a condition indicative of human proximity to the interface device, and process the physical interaction with the interface device based on whether the condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Hom, H. Giray Kaya, Karunakar Palicherla Reddy, Alvaro Pareja
  • Patent number: 11009705
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for optical engines and laser projectors that are well-suited for use in wearable heads-up displays (WHUDs) are described. Generally, the optical engines of the present disclosure integrate a plurality of laser diodes (e.g., 3 laser diodes, 4 laser diodes) within a single, hermetically or partially hermetically sealed, encapsulated package. The optical engines include an optical director element that includes a curved reflective surface (e.g., parabolic cylinder) that redirects laser light beams and collimates the same along the fast axes thereof. Such optical engines may have various advantages over existing designs including, for example, smaller volumes, better manufacturability, faster modulation speed, etc. WHUDs that employ such optical engines and laser projectors are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Douglas R. Dykaar
  • Patent number: 11003024
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a display device, including a display unit emitting an output light having an output spectrum corresponding to a highest gray level of the display device. A maximum peak of the output spectrum from 543 nm to 780 nm is defined as a first intensity peak corresponding to a first wavelength, an intensity integral of the output spectrum from the first wavelength to 780 nm is defined as a first intensity integral, an intensity integral of the output spectrum from 543 nm to the first wavelength is defined as a second intensity integral, and the first intensity integral is greater than the second intensity integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Hsiao-Lang Lin, Tsung-Han Tsai
  • Patent number: 11003274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to automotive interface systems and methods. In one embodiment, an automotive interface system includes a steering wheel and an integrated interpolated variable impedance array that comprises a grid of sensing elements. The sensing elements are configured to power on simultaneously and to simultaneously generate multiple currents along multiple current paths in response to sensing a touch wherein the amount of current generated by a sensing element of the grid is directly proportional to the force applied by the touch. The automotive interface system also includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a processor communicatively coupled to the interpolated variable impedance array that are configured to receive the multiple currents along multiple current paths and determine a location, a duration, an area, and a force of the touch from the multiple currents along multiple current paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SENSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Meagher Grau, Bethany Noel Haniger, Mark Joshua Rosenberg, Reuben Eric Martinez, Scott Gregory Isaacson, Stephanie Jeanne Oberg, Timothy James Miller, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: 10998069
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an active area and multiple shift registers. The active area comprises multiple pixel circuits. Each of the multiple shift registers is configured to output a first control signal, a second control signal, and a third control signal to a part of pixel circuits of the multiple pixel circuits. A duty ratio of the third control signal is greater than a duty ratio of the second control signal, and the duty ratio of the second control signal is greater than a duty ratio of the first control signal. A part of the multiple shift registers and other part of the multiple shift registers are substantially symmetrically disposed at two sides of the active area, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ling-Ying Chien, Kuang-Hsiang Liu, Chee-Wai Lau
  • Patent number: 10997894
    Abstract: A method of ESL driver circuit includes: receiving third-color data and black/white data transmitted from a host circuit via specific communication protocol in a first transmission mode of specific communication protocol; receiving only the third-color data transmitted from the host circuit via the specific communication protocol in a second transmission mode of specific communication protocol; using third-color data buffer to receive and buffer the third-color data transmitted from the host circuit; using black/white data buffer to receive and buffer the black/white data transmitted from the host circuit in the first transmission mode of specific communication protocol; and detecting content of the third-color data buffered in the third-color data buffer to determine whether to output data stored in the black/white data buffer as a set of black/white data outputted to ESL panel or to refill a sequence of don't-care data as the set of black/white data outputted to ESL panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Ching-Lun Chen
  • Patent number: 10989891
    Abstract: An optical lens, including: an optical portion located at a central position; and a peripheral portion surrounding the optical portion. The peripheral portion includes: a first surrounding portion connected to the optical portion and surrounding the optical portion; and a second surrounding portion surrounding the first surrounding portion and having a lens cutting surface. A thickness of the first surrounding portion in a direction of an optical axis of the optical lens is greater than a thickness of the second surrounding portion in the direction of the optical axis of the optical lens, and the lens cutting surface extends from an object side of the second surrounding portion to an image side of the second surrounding portion along the direction of the optical axis. The optical lens disclosed in the present disclosure has an advantage of preventing internal cracking of the optical lens when the optical lens is cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10991289
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a memory-in-pixel circuit. The memory-in-pixel circuit comprises a switch sub-circuit, and a data input sub-circuit. The data input sub-circuit comprises a first floating gate transistor and a second floating gate transistor. The data input sub-circuit is configured to transmit a data signal from one of a plurality of data lines to a pixel electrode under control of the switch sub-circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guangliang Shang, Chengyou Han, Mingfu Han, Lijun Yuan, Xing Yao, Haoliang Zheng
  • Patent number: 10984707
    Abstract: A pixel includes: a first transistor configured to generate a driving current corresponding to a data signal transmitted from a corresponding data line; a first light emitting diode (LED) including a cathode connected to a first power supply line and an anode connected to a second power supply line, and configured to emit light by the driving current; a second light emitting diode (LED) including a cathode connected to the second power supply line and an anode connected to the first power supply line, and configured to emit light by the driving current; a second transistor connected to the anode of the first light emitting diode (LED), and configured to transmit the driving current to the first light emitting diode (LED); and a third transistor connected to the anode of the second light emitting diode (LED), and configured to transmit the driving current to the second light emitting diode (LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo Jin Lee, Se Hyuk Park
  • Patent number: 10984704
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a data signal transmitter and a display panel. The data signal transmitter is used to transmit data signals. A display area of the display panel is divided into sub-display areas. Each sub-display area includes light emitting diodes, a data line, column switches, and row switches. A portion of the data line is formed as a data induction coil to receive one of the data signals by wireless sensing. The display panel selects one of the light emitting diodes as a selected light emitting diode by the column switches and the row switches. The selected light emitting diode is coupled to the data line to form a closed loop. The closed loop generates an induced current according to the data signal and causes the selected light emitting diode to emit light according to the induced current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng Huang, Ching-Yi Hsu, Kuan-Hsun Chen, Hong-Sian Chi
  • Patent number: 10983623
    Abstract: A display panel with a touch detection function, in which display operation is less affected by touch detection operation, a method of driving the display panel with a touch detection function, a driving circuit, and an electronic unit having the display panel with a touch detection function are disclosed. The display panel with a touch detection function includes: one or more display elements; one or more drive electrodes; one or more touch detection electrodes; and a drive section selectively applying a DC drive signal or an AC drive signal to the drive electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Yoshitoshi Kida, Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10976584
    Abstract: An input device includes an input receiving member, a base, a pressure sensor, an actuator, and a flexible member. A pressing input operation is performed on the input receiving member. The input receiving member is attached to the base. The pressure sensor is disposed on the base to be in contact with the input receiving member and configured to detect a pressure exerted on the input receiving member during the pressing input operation. The actuator is disposed at least on the input receiving member and configured to vibrate the input receiving member in a direction perpendicular to a pressing direction in which the pressing input operation is performed. The flexible member is attached to the input pressing member and the base. The flexible member is elastically deformable in the pressing direction and a vibrating direction in which the actuator causes a vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Togashi