Patents Examined by Carl Adams
  • Patent number: 11120744
    Abstract: A display device includes a pixel circuit including a first pixel and a second pixel. The first pixel arranged in a first row and the second pixel arranged in a second row are commonly connected to one scan line, the number of the scan lines required by the display device may be reduced to half. An active period of the first selection signal does not overlap an active period of the second selection signal. A scan on time of the scan signal overlaps one of the active period of the first selection signal and the active period of the second selection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunghwan Kim, Chulkyu Kang, Daehyun Kim, Soohee Oh, Dongsun Lee
  • Patent number: 11119589
    Abstract: A stylus includes a processor that acquires first coordinate values in a pen coordinate system at an occurrence position of a pen event detected by a pen sensor and acquires second coordinate values in a device coordinate system at the occurrence position of the pen event. The processor uses a plurality of sets of coordinate value pairs to determine conversion parameters for converting coordinates from the pen coordinate system into the device coordinate system and uses the determined conversion parameters and a measured amount of movement of the stylus to calculate coordinate values of the stylus in the device coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Henry Wong
  • Patent number: 11112871
    Abstract: A display panel is disclosed. The display panel includes a back plate, a plurality of pixel units formed on the back plate, and a plurality of deformation units for providing haptic feedback. Each deformation unit is on one or more corresponding pixel units of the plurality of pixel units, and when being applied a drive voltage, undergoes a deformation corresponding to a haptic feature of a visual object displayed by the corresponding pixel units. Thereby, there is provided a display panel with haptic feedback, which is simple in structure and easy to implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiabin Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Yangbing Li
  • Patent number: 11112943
    Abstract: An electronic device included a user interface receiving user input requesting transmission of media content to another electronic device. One or more processors of the electronic device, operable with the user interface, present episodic data at the user interface in response to the user input and preclude transmission of the media content to the another electronic device while presenting the episodic data summary at the user interface. The one or more processors transmit the media content after additional authorization confirming that the episodic data has been reviewed is received at the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, Alvin Von Ruff
  • Patent number: 11107404
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of subpixels; a gate driver circuit driving the plurality of gate lines; a data driver circuit driving the plurality of data lines; and a timing controller controlling signals applied to the gate driver circuit and the data driver circuit, wherein the timing controller controls the data driver circuit for a black data to be applied to at least one of designated subpixels among the plurality of subpixels, and controls the gate driver circuit for a gate signal, which is a signal for sensing a characteristic of a driving transistor of the designated subpixel, to be applied in an interval between times at which the black data are applied, such that the gate signal does not overlap the black data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joon-Min Park
  • Patent number: 11106292
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including an operation acceptance unit configured to accept a user operation related to an image based on image data received from another information processing device using short-range wireless communication when the image is displayed on a display unit, and a controller configured to perform control in a manner that notification information for issuing a notification that the user operation is accepted is output when the user operation is accepted, and control data corresponding to the user operation is transmitted to the other information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Ikenaga, Yasushi Katayama, Sho Amano, Tomoya Yamaura
  • Patent number: 11100844
    Abstract: The disclosure describes various aspects of an architecture for light emitting elements in a light field display. In an aspect, a light field display can include multiple picture elements (e.g., super-raxels), where each of the picture elements has a respective light steering optical element and includes an array of light emitting elements (e.g., sub-raxels) that area monolithically integrated on a same semiconductor substrate. The light steering optical element can include at least one microlens, at least one grating, or a combination of both. The array of light emitting elements includes light emitting elements that produce at least three different colors of light. Separate groups of light emitting elements can be configured and a directional resolution of the light field display can be based on the number of groups. The light field display also includes electronic means configured to individually drive the light emitting elements in each of the picture elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Raxium, Inc.
    Inventors: Gang He, Richard Peter Schneider, Jr., Andrew Victor Jones, James Richard Dodd, Jr., Joseph Hsiao-Tien Han
  • Patent number: 11099696
    Abstract: The present application discloses a touch substrate. The touch substrate includes a base substrate; a first touch electrode layer on the base substrate and including a plurality of first touch electrodes; a second touch electrode layer including a plurality of first coils; and a third touch electrode layer including a plurality of second coils. Each of the plurality of first touch electrodes is electrically connected to one of the plurality of first coils. The third touch electrode layer is insulated from the first touch electrode layer and the second touch electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donghui Zhang, Guodong Liu
  • Patent number: 11097527
    Abstract: A process for the formation of an assembly comprising a structured or compacted porous film (c) comprising a) application of a porous film (d) onto an elastic substrate (a) in a stretched state such that a reversible adhesion of the film on the stretched substrate (a) occurs, and b) relaxing the substrate (a) with the applied film thereon to obtain a structured or compacted porous film (c), c) applying a support material (e) to a part of the structured or compacted film (c) so that the structured or compacted film to which no support material (e) is attached is releasable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Zaggl, Michael Rittmann
  • Patent number: 11094252
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display-driving method and a display apparatus. The method includes performing an internal compensation to a driving transistor within a display-driving circuit for light-emission in a display-driving time per scan cycle and additionally performing an external compensation via an external-control-sub-circuit in a blanking time between two scan cycles. The method includes using the compensation-control sub-circuit to input a reference voltage to make a driving transistor in conduction state in s start period of the blanking time and increase a voltage level on a sense line associated with the display-driving circuit in an external-compensation period. The method further includes reading the voltage on the sense line at an end of the external-compensation period as a compensation voltage. Furthermore, the method includes using the external-control sub-circuit to correct a data voltage to be supplied to a data line based on the compensation voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Lin, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 11081073
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display apparatus is disclosed. In the liquid crystal display apparatus, a first pixel of a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix comprises a first sub-pixel and a second sub-pixel. The first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel are connected to a first scanning line of a plurality of scanning lines, to which the first scanning line is supplied a first scanning signal. A first potential is supplied to a first auxiliary capacitance of the first sub-pixel based on a first control signal to select any of a plurality of row pixel groups after the first scanning signal. A second potential being different from the first potential is supplied to a second auxiliary capacitance of the second sub-pixel based on a second control signal to select any one of a plurality of row pixel groups after the first scanning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Hasegawa, Yoshitaka Okumoto, Tokuyoshi Awa
  • Patent number: 11068092
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a base substrate including front and rear surfaces facing each other and in which a module hole passing through the first and rear surfaces is defined, a circuit layer including a driving element, a display element layer including a light emitting element, an encapsulation layer, and an input sensing unit. A routing area surrounding the module hole is defined in the base substrate. The input sensing unit includes a first touch line, a second touch line, and a bridge pattern. The first touch line includes first touch sensing parts arranged in a preset direction. The second touch line is insulated from and cross the first touch line. The bridge pattern is connected to the first touch sensing parts adjacent to the preset direction with the module hole therebetween and be disposed within the routing area. A slit is provided in the bridge pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeongyun Han, Jong-Hwa Kim, Kyungsu Lee
  • Patent number: 11062658
    Abstract: A pixel driving circuit and a display panel are provided. The pixel driving circuit adopts a pixel driving circuit with a 4T1C structure to effectively compensate a threshold voltage of a driving transistor in each pixel. A compensation structure of the pixel driving circuit is simpler and easier to operate. By compensating the threshold voltage of the driving transistor through two compensation phases, it can achieve a wider compensation range of the threshold voltage, thereby improving brightness and a lifespan of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lindiao Zheng, Zhenling Wang
  • Patent number: 11061496
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus of controlling a User Interfaces (UIs) using a touch screen are provided. The method includes displaying a menu item in a basic setting menu that is preset in a user device, the menu item being used to select rearrangement of UIs arranged in a display area of the touch screen in a user-touchable partial area, and displaying a rearranged screen displaying the UIs rearranged in the user-touchable partial area, upon sensing of a user touch input selecting the rearrangement of the UIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyeong-Min Nam
  • Patent number: 11062644
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a light source module and a control unit. The display panel includes plural display areas. The light source module includes plural light source units. The light source units are configured to output plural light beams to illuminate the display areas of the display panel. The control unit is coupled to the light source module and configured to receive a frame data. The frame data includes plural subframe data, and the subframe data are displayed on the display areas. The control unit is further configured to control a first light source unit of the light source units to adjust a brightness corresponding to a first color of a first light beam of the light beams according to a ratio of the first color. The ratio of the first color is related to a first subframe data of the subframe data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng-Chieh Tai, Yu-Nan Pao, Hsin-Tao Huang, Yi-Pai Huang, Fang-Cheng Lin, Chi-Wen Chang
  • Patent number: 11048298
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes a display portion and a face-fitting frame. The face-fitting frame has flexibility and is partially connected to the display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Cherng Lin, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Li-Hsun Chang, Kuan-Ying Ou
  • Patent number: 11049426
    Abstract: Circuits for programming, monitoring, and driving pixels in a display are provided. Circuits generally include a driving transistor to drive current through a light emitting device according to programming information which is stored on a storage device, such as a capacitor. One or more switching transistors are generally included to select the circuits for programming, monitoring, and/or emission. Circuits advantageously incorporate emission transistors to selectively couple the gate and source terminals of a driving transistor to allow programming information to be applied to the driving transistor independently of a resistance of a switching transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventor: Gholamreza Chaji
  • Patent number: 11048347
    Abstract: A computer input device including a housing including a first side and a second side that is spaced apart from the first side, and a ball partially positioned within and rotatable relative to the housing. At least a portion of the ball extends through an aperture in the first side. The computer input device also includes a user-operable actuator accessible from the second side of the housing and configured to eject the ball from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ACCO Brands Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Campbell, Ching-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11036313
    Abstract: The present invention provides a circuit system for saving power, including: a battery for supplying power; a boost converter circuit, coupled to the battery, for increasing voltage of direct current outputted from the battery; a switch circuit including a first end and a second end, the first end coupled to the boost converter circuit; a load circuit, coupled to the second end; a capacitor, coupled to the second end, for storing and discharging electric power for solely supplying the load circuit; and a control circuit, coupled to the boost converter circuit and the switch circuit, for implementing the following steps: if the voltage of the second end is less than a first voltage, enabling the boost converter circuit and having the switch circuit connect the first and the second ends; and if the voltage of the second end is larger than a second voltage, disabling the boost converter circuit and having the switch circuit disconnect the first and the second ends, wherein the second voltage is larger than the f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Chin-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 11030935
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a plurality of data lines and a plurality of color pixels arranged into rows, a black-grayscale correcting circuit, and a data driving circuit. The black-grayscale circuit corrects a black-level of black-grayscale data of input grayscale data to generate corrected image data. The black-grayscale circuit corrects the black-grayscale data to be applied to a current one of the rows during a current horizontal period based on the input grayscale data to be applied to a previous one of the rows during a previous horizontal period and the input grayscale data to be applied to a next one of the rows during a next horizontal period. The data driving circuit converts the corrected image data into data voltages for output to the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyunho Kim, Minyoung Park, Jongmin Shim