Patents Examined by Benjamin C. Lee
  • Patent number: 11409379
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stylus for transmitting electrical signals carrying pressure information, comprising: a first component with variable impedance reflecting a pressure, wherein the first component is configured for receiving first signals encoded by a first pseudo-random number (PN) code; a second component with fixed impedance, wherein the second component is configured for receiving second signals encoded by a second PN code; and a conductive tip section configured for: receiving, simultaneously, the first signals from the first component and the second signals from the second component; and transmitting electrical signals which is composed of the first signals and the second signals, wherein the first PN code is orthogonal to the second PN code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 11393419
    Abstract: The display technologies relate to a method and computer-readable medium for displaying image and to a display device configured to perform the method for displaying image. The image display method includes acquiring an image for display in an nth frame on a display screen; detecting a first sub-image and a second sub-image within the image, a resolution of the first sub-image being higher than a resolution of the second sub-image; comparing the first sub-image in the nth frame with a corresponding sub-image in an (n?1)th frame; and refreshing a localized area of the display screen positionally corresponding to the first sub-image to display an interpolated sub-image in the localized area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tiankuo Shi, Lingyun Shi, Xiaomang Zhang, Zhihua Ji, Yafei Li, Xin Duan, Xiurong Wang, Wei Sun, Hao Zhang, Ming Chen, Yuxin Bi
  • Patent number: 11392221
    Abstract: The present invention provides a touch sensitive processing apparatus for receiving electrical signals carrying pressure information transmitted from a first stylus, comprising: a sensing circuit, configured for receiving the electrical signals via electrodes of a touch panel; and a processor, coupled to the sensing circuit, configured for: despreading a first preamble code of the received electrical signals in accordance with a first pseudo-random number (PN) code; despreading a second preamble code of the received electrical signals in accordance with a second PN code; and calculating the pressure information according to a first signal strength ratio of a first part of the received electrical signal and a second part of the received electrical signal, wherein the first part comprises the first preamble code and the second part comprises the second preamble code, wherein the first PN code is orthogonal to the second PN code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 11348547
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for compensating the display voltage, a display apparatus and a display device, the method comprises acquiring, when performing an inversion operation with a polarity inversion signal for an arbitrary pixel, a preceding grayscale value and a subsequent grayscale value of the pixel, wherein the polarity inversion signal is configured to control the polarity of the pixel voltage of the pixel, the preceding grayscale value is a grayscale value of the pixel in a preceding frame before the inversion operation, and the subsequent grayscale value is the grayscale value of the pixel in a subsequent frame after the inversion operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: Hefei BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yulong Xiong, Liugang Zhou, Tao Li, Yizhan Han, Jianwei Sun, Liu He, Yunyun Liang
  • Patent number: 11322101
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display device and a driving method therefor. The method comprises: decomposing, on the basis of the types of colors corresponding to original gray-scale data set to be displayed, said data set into a first gray-scale data set and a second gray-scale data set according to a set rule; and displaying the first and second gray-scale data sets in two continuous periods of time, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih Tsung Kang
  • Patent number: 11314288
    Abstract: Portable information handling system housing portions rotationally couple with a mono barrel hinge that integrates a stylus garage in a barrel element coupling hinge elements at opposing ends. The stylus garage is formed as a depression within the barrel element that captures a stylus so that the housing portions enclose the stylus when rotated to a closed position and expose the stylus when rotated to an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Eid-Beng Goh, Justin Cole Lyles, Jihun Yeom, An-Chung Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11308899
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and a device for driving a display panel, and a display device. The method includes: obtaining a first difference value by comparing a current frame original data with the previous frame original data, and standardizing the first difference value to obtain a standard difference value; comparing a processed data of the current frame obtained by the color processing with a processed data of the previous frame to obtain a second difference value, comparing the magnitude of the standard difference value with the magnitude of the second difference value, and outputting a corresponding data according to the comparison result, to drive a data output from a chip for driving the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HKC Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Mingliang Wang
  • Patent number: 11262876
    Abstract: An electronic device, a touch detection circuit and an update method for a reference value of a touch screen are provided. The update method includes: acquiring a temperature value of an environment of the touch screen; when determining that the acquired temperature value is less than a preset temperature threshold and determining that a continuously touched area exists in the touch screen, collecting N data frames of the continuously touched area; calculating N feature values of the N data frames; and updating N reference values corresponding to the N data frames according to the N feature values; wherein, N is greater than 1 and N is an integer. A difference between a reference value and a sensed value of the continuously touched area may not be decreased with a temperature rise due to the heat transferred by a touched object, thus point elimination at a low temperature is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Wingho Pang, Songsong Liu, Haikuan Jiang
  • Patent number: 11249600
    Abstract: A display device according to the present invention includes a touch panel, a dielectric sheet, a frame, and a display panel. The touch panel has a touch sensor portion in the middle and a first electrode in an inner peripheral portion. Further, the dielectric sheet is closely adhered the back surface of the touch panel in its front surface. The frame has an opening in the central portion thereof and a second electrode in a marginal portion that is closely adhered the back surface of the dielectric sheet. The display panel has a display surface to display a screen image and the display surface is closely adhered the back surface of the dielectric sheet in the opening of the frame. The first electrode and the second electrode constitute a pressure-sensitive sensor that has a function to detect a pressing force when an operation element touches the front surface of the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Agari, Tae Orita, Takeshi Ono, Toshiaki Fujino, Kozo Ishida, Seiichiro Mori
  • Patent number: 11238767
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an array substrate, a display device. The array substrate comprises first power lines and second power lines disposed on a substrate, wherein the first power line crosses the second power line to define a pixel region, wherein the first power lines crosses the second power lines at intersection points, and the intersection points include a first intersection point where the first power line is electrically connected to the second power line and a second intersection point where the first power line is insulated from the second power line are insulated; the first intersection points for each of the first power supply lines and/or the first intersection points for each of the second power supply lines are distributed at intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Can Yuan, Zhidong Yuan, Yongqian Li, Zhenfei Cai, Meng Li, Xuehuan Feng
  • Patent number: 11238787
    Abstract: A deterioration compensation apparatus includes a zone determiner, a stress generator, a first memory and a stress compensator. The zone determiner divides a display area into zones based on a distance from a central portion of the display area. The stress generator generates stress values of output image data for blocks including a plurality of pixels in the display area. The first memory accumulates the stress values of the output image data for the blocks and stores the accumulated stress values of the output image data for the blocks. The stress compensator receives the accumulated stress values of the output image data for the blocks and compensates input image data in a unit of pixels. A number of the pixels included in a block of the blocks varies according to the zone in which the pixels included in the block are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Boyoung An
  • Patent number: 11231777
    Abstract: A method of controlling a device is provided. The method includes receiving eye movement information of a user. A gazed position within a display area of the device is identified based on the eye movement information of the user. A position of a cursor corresponding to the gazed position is corrected based on the eye movement information. A control command corresponding to an area within the display area of the device is generated, based on the gazed position and the eye movement information. An operation of the device is controlled based on the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-seok Lee, Kyung-hwa Yu, Sang-won Leigh, Jin-yong Chung, Sung-goo Cho
  • Patent number: 11226661
    Abstract: An arrangement for securing a touch sensor assembly within a mobile communication or other device with at least one touch button defined within a touch button area. The touch sensor assembly includes a touch sensor (such as a sense inductor coil), and multiple back-side spring clips attached at the back-side of the sensor assembly. A touch sensor pocket integral with the device case is disposed at an interior-side of the touch button area, the sensor pocket to position the sensor assembly relative to the associated touch button. The touch sensor assembly can be secured within the touch sensor pocket by the back-side spring clips, spring-urged toward the front-side of the sensor pocket, and spaced from the device case by spacer elements (which can be attached to the sensor assembly, or integrated into the device case). The touch sensor pocket can include back-side alignment elements for aligning the spring clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher Alan Oberhauser, Evgeny Fomin
  • Patent number: 11222593
    Abstract: A top-emitting AMOLED panel includes a pixel circuit for each of multiple pixels. The circuit includes a first TFT connected to first, second, and third nodes; a second TFT connected to a scan signal, the first node and a data signal; a third TFT connected to the scan signal, the second node, and a reference voltage; a fourth TFT connected to the scan signal, the third node, and a high voltage power source; a first capacitor connected to the first node and the second node; a second capacitor connected to the third node and the reference voltage; and an OLED connected to the second node and a low voltage power source. The voltages supplied from the high voltage power source and the low voltage power source to the pixel are variable as functions of the location of the pixel on the panel, such that a voltage difference therebetween keeps unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Baixiang Han
  • Patent number: 11189240
    Abstract: A gate driving circuit is provided, which includes shift registers and a reset signal line. The shift registers respectively provide scan signals to gate lines of a display panel. Each shift register includes a precharge unit and pull-up unit. The precharge unit is coupled to a first node and outputs a precharge signal through the first node. The pull-up unit is coupled to the first node and the second node and outputs one of the scan signals to a corresponding one of the gate lines through the second node. The reset signal line is coupled to the shift registers and provides a reset signal to the shift registers. The reset signal is used to reset the shift registers after the shift registers respectively output the scan signals. The reset signal line is arranged between a layout area of the precharge unit and a layout area of the pull-up unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: HannStar Display Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Chun Lin, Chien-Ting Chan
  • Patent number: 11099630
    Abstract: The technology disclosed can provide capabilities such as using motion sensors and/or other types of sensors coupled to a motion-capture system to monitor motions within a real environment. A virtual object can be projected to a user of a portable device integrated into an augmented rendering of a real environment about the user. Motion information of a user body portion is determined based at least in part upon sensory information received from imaging or acoustic sensory devices. Control information is communicated to a system based in part on a combination of the motion of the portable device and the detected motion of the user. The virtual device experience can be augmented in some implementations by the addition of haptic, audio and/or other sensory information projectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventor: David S. Holz
  • Patent number: 11069301
    Abstract: A display device can include a gate driver configured to drive gate lines of a panel; a data driver configured to drive data lines of the panel; a timing controller configured to control operations of the gate driver and the data driver; and a level shifter integrated circuit (IC) configured to receive a plurality of control signals from the timing controller, and generate and output a plurality gate control signals for controlling driving of the gate driver, in which the plurality of control signals include an on clock and an off clock, and the level shifter IC stores the on clock and the off clock in buffers based on one or more control signals from the timing controller, generates a plurality of scan clocks by logically processing the on clock and the off clock, and outputs the plurality of scan clocks to the gate driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soon-Dong Cho, Jung-Jae Kim, Sang-Uk Lee, Hyung-Jin Choe
  • Patent number: 11061520
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing the proximity sensing distance of a touch and proximity sensitive touch sensor to thereby enable greater distance of detectability of a user in a proximity sensing mode of a touch sensor by driving a time varying voltage or drive signal onto a user who is also holding a touch sensor with at least one hand, and then sensing the drive signal from the user's fingers or thumb on sense electrodes that are on the touch sensor when the fingers are within a proximity sensing distance of sense electrodes in the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Cirque Corporation
    Inventors: Jared G. Bytheway, David C. Taylor, Jon Alan Bertrand
  • Patent number: 11009994
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for decreasing latency between an acquisition of touch data and processing of an associated rendering task in a touch sensitive device having a touch sensing system capable of producing touch data at a touch sampling rate and having a display system that displays frames at a refresh rate. In an embodiment, the system estimates at least one of (a) a period of time for sampling touch data from the touch sensing system, (b) a period of time for computing touch event data from sampled touch data, and (c) a period of time for rendering of a frame to a frame buffer. The system determines a period of time Tc for (a) sampling touch data from the touch sensing system, (b) computing touch event data from sampled touch data, and (c) rendering of a frame to a frame buffer, based at least in part on the estimate. The system determines a point in time Tr at which the display system will be refreshed from the frame buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: Bruno Rodrigues De Araujo, Clifton Forlines, Ricardo Jorge Jota Costa
  • Patent number: 10997901
    Abstract: A method of recovering a display having a plurality of pixels, each having a light emitting device and a driving transistor for driving the light emitting device. The driving transistor and the light emitting device are coupled in series between a first power supply and a second power supply. The method illuminates the semiconductor device while negatively biasing the pixel circuit with a recovery voltage different from an image programming voltage. The illuminating may follow a first cycle implementing an image display operation that includes programming the pixel circuit for a valid image and driving the pixel circuit to emit light according to the programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Arokia Nathan, Gholamreza Chaji, Joseph Marcel Dionne