Patents Examined by Benjamin C. Lee
  • Patent number: 10394353
    Abstract: An in-cell display touch structure includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, a display material layer, and a thin film transistor and sensing electrode layer. The thin film transistor and sensing electrode layer has plural conductor lines arranged along a first direction and plural dashed conductor lines arranged along a second direction. Each dashed conductor line is formed by continuing plural conductor segments, and two continued conductor segments are separated from each other. Each conductor segment is arranged in the first direction and close to a gate line in parallel, each conductor line being arranged in the second direction and close to a source line in parallel. A portion of the conductor segments is used to form plural sensing areas and a portion of the conductor lines is used to form plural sensing signal connection lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsiang-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 10386928
    Abstract: A haptic effects generator includes a circuit configured to generate a drive signal, and a haptic actuator coupled to the circuit. The haptic actuator includes a casing having first and second axial ends, a coil configured to receive the drive signal from the circuit and situated within the casing, and a mass designed to move between the first and second axial ends in response to a magnetic field generated by the coil. The haptic actuator also includes a first spring configured to damp the movement by the mass, situated between the mass and the first axial end of the casing, and a second spring configured to damp the movement by the mass, situated between the mass and the second axial end of the casing. The haptic effects generator can cause the mass to oscillate in a range of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Israr, Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Zachary T. Schwemler, Zachary T. Batts
  • Patent number: 10379657
    Abstract: A device configured to sense a touch on a surface of the device. The device includes a cover and a force-sensing structure disposed below the cover. The force-sensing structure may be positioned below a display and used in combination with other force-sensing elements to estimate the force of a touch on the cover of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sinan Filiz, Martin P. Grunthaner, John Stephen Smith, Charley T. Ogata, Christian M. Sauer, Shin John Choi, Christopher J. Butler, Steven J. Martisauskas
  • Patent number: 10360862
    Abstract: A display may have an array of pixels such as liquid crystal display pixels. The display may include short pixel rows that span only partially across the display and full-width pixel rows that span the width of the display. The gate lines coupled to the short pixel rows may extend into the inactive area of the display. Supplemental gate line loading structures may be located in the inactive area of the display to increase loading on the gate lines that are coupled to short pixel rows. The supplemental gate line loading structures may include data lines and doped polysilicon that overlap the gate lines in the inactive area. In displays that combine display and touch functionality into a thin-film transistor layer, supplemental loading structures may be used in the inactive area to increase loading on common voltage lines that are coupled to short rows of common voltage pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shin-Hung Yeh, Abbas Jamshidi Roudbari, Ting-Kuo Chang
  • Patent number: 10362230
    Abstract: One embodiment of an in-vehicle display device includes: a display unit that includes a transparent display part and a low-transmissivity display part, and that changes an area ratio of an area of the low-transmissivity display part to an area of the transparent display part; an image capturing unit that captures a space around the vehicle as an image; and a first display control unit configured to control the display unit such that the area ratio is increased when a predetermined condition is satisfied as compared to when the predetermined condition is not satisfied, and the image captured by the image capturing unit is displayed in the low-transmissivity display part after the area ratio has been increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masaya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10319325
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provides a shift register unit, a driving method thereof, a gate driving circuit and a display device, which relate to the field of display technology. The shift register unit includes a pull-up control module, a reset module, a pull-up module, a pull-down control module and a pull-down module, wherein the pull-down control module is configured to pull a voltage level of the pull-down node down to the second voltage terminal under control of the pull-up node, or the pull-down control module is configured to store a voltage of the third voltage terminal and output a voltage of the third voltage terminal to the pull-down node or release the stored voltage to the pull-down node under control of the third voltage terminal and the second voltage terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fei Xu
  • Patent number: 10275021
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus of front-of-the-eye mounted type having a camera configured to image portions around the mouth of a user. The display apparatus of front-of-the-eye mounted type includes an around-the-mouth imaging camera arranged at a position where it is practicable to image a mouth movement of a user; and a display control unit configured to display an image based on input information of the user estimated from the mouth movement imaged by the around-the-mouth imaging camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Akio Ohba
  • Patent number: 10249227
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a scanning driving circuit having charge sharing and a display panel. The scanning driving circuit includes: a driving unit is configured to receive a previous scanning signal, a current clock signal and a next scanning signal, and to generate a current scanning signal, a pull-down maintain unit is configured to conduct a pull down process with respect to a pull down controlling signal point of the driving unit, a share unit is configured to receive a first clock signal, a second clock signal, a first voltage signal, and a second voltage signal, and to control an electric potential of a rising edge and a falling edge of the current scanning signal via the first clock signal, the second clock signal, the first voltage signal, and the second voltage signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Longqiang Shi
  • Patent number: 10241542
    Abstract: A flexible display device is provided. The flexible display device includes: a display; a sensor configured to detect at least one rolling characteristic in response to the display being rolled; and a controller configured to perform a first function of the flexible display device based on the detected at least one rolling characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-yeon Kwak, Kyung-a Kang, Hyun-jin Kim, Nipun Kumar, Chang-soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10234965
    Abstract: A touch-sensing system is disclosed. The system includes a display device including a touch sensor having a plurality of electrodes, and drive logic coupled to the plurality of electrodes and configured to drive the plurality of electrodes during a plurality of touch-sensing frames, each of which includes a stylus sync sub-frame during which the drive logic drives at least some of the plurality of electrodes, referred to for that stylus sync sub-frame as sync-driven electrodes, with synchronization waveforms that are communicated electrostatically to cause synchronization of the display device with an active stylus. For each of the stylus sync sub-frames, the drive logic may be configured to differentially drive the sync-driven electrodes of such stylus sync sub-frame, such that a first synchronization waveform used to drive one of the sync-driven electrodes is different than a second synchronization waveform used to drive another of the sync-driven electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Tianzhu Qiao
  • Patent number: 10234971
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch-display panel including a first substrate and a second substrate; a touch electrode layer provided on the first substrate and including a plurality of touch electrodes; a touch signal wire layer including a plurality of touch signal wires. The touch signal wire layer further includes a plurality of dummy touch signal wires. A plurality of spacers is provided on a surface of the second substrate facing the first substrate, wherein the plurality of spacers have a first orthographic projection on the plane of the touch signal wire layer, and the orthographic projection is overlapped with said touch signal wires or the dummy touch signal wires. The touch-display panel provides dummy touch signal wires and the first orthographic projections of the spacer on the plane of the touch signal wire layer are overlapped with the touch signal wires or dummy touch signal wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Ding, Lingxiao Du, Gujun Li
  • Patent number: 10228759
    Abstract: A distance sensing substrate, a display device, a display system, and a resolution adjustment method are disclosed. The above distance sensing substrate includes a particle emitter for emitting a first particle beam to a viewer; a particle receiver for receiving the first particle beam reflected by the viewer; and a processing unit for obtaining an energy density of the emitted first particle beam and an energy density of the received first particle beam. The resolution of the display screen can be adjusted based on the viewing distance from the viewer to the display screen. When the viewing distance of the user is relatively large, the resolution of the display screen will be reduced appropriately, so as to reduce a power consumption of the display screen on the premise of ensuring a viewing effect of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Hao Zhang, Lingyun Shi, Xue Dong, Chong Liu
  • Patent number: 10230039
    Abstract: A flexible device includes a flexible body and a plurality of piezoelectric materials arranged on the flexible body that deform in response to drive signals causing deformation of the flexible body of the flexible device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Park, Woo-seok Chin, Ji-yeon Jung
  • Patent number: 10218895
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to enhancing the fields of view of one or more cameras of a gesture recognition system for augmenting the three-dimensional (3D) sensory space of the gesture recognition system. The augmented 3D sensory space allows for inclusion of previously uncaptured of regions and points for which gestures can be interpreted i.e. blind spots of the cameras of the gesture recognition system. Some examples of such blind spots include areas underneath the cameras and/or within 20-85 degrees of a tangential axis of the cameras. In particular, the technology disclosed uses a Fresnel prismatic element and/or a triangular prism element to redirect the optical axis of the cameras, giving the cameras fields of view that cover at least 45 to 80 degrees from tangential to the vertical axis of a display screen on which the cameras are mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Leap Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Holz, Paul Durdik
  • Patent number: 10209772
    Abstract: Described herein are methods, systems, and computer program products for providing supplementary information with an initial visualization. To provide supplementary information, a display device can provide the initial visualization, a gaze tracker can capture gaze direction data from a user viewing the initial visualization, and a processor of a computing device can process the gaze direction data to determine a point of interest. The display device can then provide the supplementary information with the initial visualization based on the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Maurice M. Materise, Jessie Yu
  • Patent number: 10203927
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a display method are provided. The display apparatus includes a display configured to display a multi-window screen image comprising windows. The display apparatus further includes an audio output interface, and a controller configured to detect a movement of focus from a window to another window among the windows, analyze a stream of content that is reproduced in the focused other window, in response to the controller detecting the movement of focus, and control the audio output interface to output audio data based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-hwan Lee, Kee-hyun Kim, Yang sun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10198990
    Abstract: A device and method for temperature detection, a device and method for compensating for temperature of display panel, and a display device are disclosed. The device for temperature detection includes: a first inverter, inverting a voltage signal at an input terminal thereof to output an inverted signal; a delay assembly, delaying the inverted signal and outputting a delayed inverted signal as an output signal; a switching transistor, applying a first voltage signal to the input terminal of the first inverter from a first voltage signal terminal based on the output signal; a first capacitor, including a first terminal coupled to a first electrode of the switching transistor and a second terminal coupled to the input terminal of the first inverter; and a temperature sensing transistor, configured so that a channel current of the temperature sensing transistor is proportional to a temperature at the sub-threshold bias voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenxiao Tong
  • Patent number: 10199008
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that implement state machine models in wearable electronic devices are described. A wearable electronic device stores processor-executable gesture identification instructions that, when executed by an on-board processor, enable the wearable electronic device to identify one or more gesture(s) performed by a user. The wearable electronic device also stores processor-executable state determination instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the wearable electronic device to enter into and transition between various operational states depending on signals detected by on-board sensors. The state machine models described herein enable the wearable electronic devices to identify and automatically recover from operational errors, malfunctions, or crashes with minimal intervention from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH INC.
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Pedram Ataee, Stephen Lake
  • Patent number: 10186187
    Abstract: A display may have an array of pixels arranged in rows and columns. Display driver circuitry may load data into the pixels via data lines that extend along the columns. The display driver circuitry may include gate driver circuitry that supplies horizontal control signals to rows of the pixels. The horizontal control signals may include emission enable signals for controlling emission enable transistors and scan signals for controlling switching transistors. During an emission phase of operation for the display, the emission enable signal may be pulse-width modulated by the emission control gate driver circuits in the gate driver circuitry to control the output of the light-emitting diodes. The emission control gate driver circuits may be controlled using an emission start signal and a pair of two-phase clocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tsung-Ting Tsai, Chin-Wei Lin, Shih Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10170535
    Abstract: An active-matrix touchscreen includes a substrate, a system controller, and a plurality of spatially separated independent touch elements disposed on the substrate. Each touch element includes a touch sensor and a touch controller circuit that provides one or more sensor-control signals to the touch sensor and receives a sense signal responsive to the sensor-control signals from the touch sensor. Each touch sensor operates independently of any other touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventor: Ronald S. Cok