Patents Examined by Chad Dicke
  • Patent number: 10139958
    Abstract: This application provides an organic electroluminescent touch panel, a driving method for the same, and a display device comprising the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Ding, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Shengji Yang, Yingming Liu, Wei Liu, Lei Wang, Tao Ren
  • Patent number: 10139902
    Abstract: A method includes generating a visual field image to be visually recognized by a user within a virtual space image, the virtual space image forming a virtual space within which the user is immersed. The method also includes generating a transitional image to be visually recognized by the user during a transitional period, the visual field image being updated during the transitional period. The method further includes displaying the visual field image and the transitional image using a head mounted display. Generating the transitional image includes one or more of updating the visual field image in synchronization with a movement of the head mounted display; or updating the visual field image without synchronization with the movement of the head mounted display by generating a transitional image having a reduced information amount to be visually recognized by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Inomata, Taichiro Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10139981
    Abstract: A display control system for a multi-layer display system including at least one multi-layer display unit. A multi-layer display unit includes multiple stacked or overlapped display layers each adapted to render display elements thereon for viewing through the uppermost display layer. The level of difficulty for a user to view an overlapped image differs depending on the color, brightness or type of images (for example text-on-text) being displayed and also the layer in which the image is being displayed and whether the image is currently active. At least any overlapping portion of display elements from different display layers are adjusted (automatically or by a user) in order to improve the viewing experience for a viewer. Types of adjustment possible include moving the images within their display layer or to an alternative display layer or altering their visual properties (such as color, brightness, contrast, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PURE DEPTH LIMITED
    Inventors: Gabriel Damon Engel, David John Ferguson, Harnish John Ogilvie MacLeod, Bruce David Seymour
  • Patent number: 10133428
    Abstract: A flexible display device including a flexible substrate and a conductive pattern. The flexible substrate includes a bending part in which a bending occurs. At least a portion of the conductive pattern is disposed on the bending part and the conductive pattern includes grains. Each grain has a grain size of about 10 nm to about 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungseop Kim, Sangyoun Han, Sangkyu Choi, Jae-wook Kang, Sungkyun Park, Yongwoo Park, Jungha Son
  • Patent number: 10134348
    Abstract: A method for adjusting the gain of a plurality of pixels across a display includes determining grid point gain adjustments for a plurality of grid points corresponding to coordinates across the display. The corresponding coordinates have a non-uniform spacing across the display. The method also includes determining uniformity gain adjustments for the plurality of pixels via interpolation with the grid point gain adjustments. The method also includes multiplying the uniformity gain adjustment for each pixel of the plurality of pixels by an input signal to the respective pixel. The drive strength supplied to the respective pixel is based at least in part on the input signal, and the drive strength supplied to each pixel is configured to control the light emitted from the respective pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Cote, Mahesh B Chappalli
  • Patent number: 10120493
    Abstract: An electronic device of the present disclosure includes a casing, a translucent panel including a curved portion the curved portion being bent toward the casing, and a touch panel located on a rear surface of the translucent panel, the touch panel covering the curved portion, the touch panel including a transparent electrode or a wire electrically connected to the transparent electrode. The touch panel includes a curved region facing the curved portion. The transparent electrode and/or the wire include/includes an inclined wiring portion located in the curved region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Mizuno, Naoki Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10115344
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes: a light emitting component, a first transistor (MT2) including a gate coupled to a first node (N1), a first terminal coupled to a first pixel power supply (VELVDD) and a second terminal coupled to a second node (N3), and the pixel current flows from the first terminal to the second terminal in response to a voltage at the gate; a second transistor (MT1), for selectively providing a data signal to a third node (N2); a third transistor (MT3); a fourth transistor (MT6), for selectively providing a compensation voltage to the first transistor (MT2); a fifth transistor (MT5), for selectively providing an initialization voltage to the third node (N2); a sixth transistor (MT4), for selectively providing the pixel current to the light emitting component; and a capacitor (C1), located between the first node (N1) and the third node (N2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: EverDisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Limited
    Inventor: Ming Ta Chung
  • Patent number: 10101824
    Abstract: A portable writing apparatus includes a writing instrument carriage to hold a writing instrument and an actuator system coupled to the writing instrument carriage to move the writing instrument carriage. A controller is electrically coupled to the actuator system, and the controller includes logic that when executed by the controller causes the controller to perform operations including: receiving input data including a user's handwritten characters; and controlling the actuator system to move the writing instrument carriage in response to the input data. The writing instrument carriage traces a shape of the user's handwritten characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Anupam Pathak, Michael Allen
  • Patent number: 10073542
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus 10aa capable of communicating with another apparatus via a network 2 is provided. The information processing apparatus 10aa includes a display unit 14b configured to display an image on a display apparatus included in or connected to the information processing apparatus; a transmission unit 11 configured to transmit image data of the image displayed on the display apparatus to the other apparatus; and a reducing unit 18 configured to reduce a process load involved in displaying the image on the display apparatus in the case where the transmission unit transmits the image data to the other apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10067603
    Abstract: A sensing method of a touch panel is provided. The touch panel includes N control lines, M groups of sense lines and a touch sensor array having a plurality of sensors arranged in M rows and N columns. The N control lines are coupled to N columns of sensors. The M groups of sense lines are coupled to M rows of sensors. The sensing method includes the following steps: alternately driving the N control lines to alternately enable the N columns of sensors to detect a touch event, wherein P control lines are driven at a time such that P sensors within each of the M rows of sensors are enabled simultaneously, and P is a positive integer greater than one; and receiving P sensing results generated by the enabled P sensors through a corresponding group of sense lines, and generating a sensing output according to the P sensing results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Chi-Hsuan Hsieh, Yaw-Guang Chang
  • Patent number: 10061439
    Abstract: Touch panel input device including: display panel having display surface; display controller causing display of button image on the display surface, the button image used for receiving touch operation performed by user; touch position detector detecting touch position of the display surface by detecting X and Y coordinates on X-Y rectangular coordinate system; area specifier specifying first area and second area of the display surface, the first area being area at which the button image is to be displayed, the second area being remaining area of display surface; and detection instructor referring to result of the specification by the area specifier and instructing the touch position detector (i) to perform touch position detection with respect to an area corresponding to the first area and (ii) to put in off state touch position detection with respect to an area corresponding to at least a part of the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Tomoo Yamanaka, Tomoaki Yamada, Katsuaki Wakui
  • Patent number: 10055058
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device with a surface of a first transparent substrate, the surface of the substrate facing a liquid crystal layer, a plurality of light absorptive resin layer patterns, a plurality of metal layer patterns, a transparent resin layer, and a plurality of transparent electrode patterns are laminated in this order; the plurality of light absorptive resin layer patterns and the plurality of metal layer patterns have openings formed therein and formed into the same shape when viewed in a laminating direction; the plurality of metal layer patterns are arrayed in a first direction, being insulated from each other; the plurality of transparent electrode patterns are arrayed in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, being insulated from each other; each metal layer pattern has at least one of an alloy layer mainly containing copper, and a copper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Kimura, Kenzo Fukuyoshi
  • Patent number: 10048773
    Abstract: A touch sensing apparatus includes a group of emitters arranged to emit light to illuminate at least part of the touch surface, a light detector arranged to receive light from the group of emitters, and a processing element. Each emitter is controlled to transmit a code by way of the emitted light such that the code identifies the respective emitter. The codes may at least partly be transmitted concurrently. The codes may be selected such that a value of an autocorrelation of each code is significantly higher than a value of a cross-correlation between any two codes of different emitters. The processing element processes an output signal from the light detector to separate the light received from the individual emitters based on the transmitted codes, and to determine the position of the object/objects based on the light received from the individual emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FlatFrog Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Christer Fahraeus, Henrik Wall, Ola Wassvik, Tomas Christiansson
  • Patent number: 10048767
    Abstract: A display apparatus, an electronic apparatus, and a method of controlling a screen of a display apparatus are provided. The electronic apparatus is configured to display a division guide line in response to a touch being detected on a bezel of a plurality of display apparatuses displaying a multi-vision screen including a main area and a sub area to change the main area and the sub area, and change a size and a position of a main area based on a division guide line displayed in response to a touch being detected on a bezel of the plurality of display apparatuses displaying a multi-vision screen including the main area and a sub area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-kyung Yoo, Ja-ok Koo, Hyun-soo Nah, Tae-ho Wang
  • Patent number: 10049639
    Abstract: A Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) Gate Driver on Array (GOA) circuit includes a plurality of cascaded GOA units, where each of the GOA units comprises a forward-rearward control module, a signal-latch module, a signal-process module, and a signal-buffer module. A waveform of a scan-line driving signal outputted has two falling edges, to prevent un-uniformity of a liquid crystal panel display by decreasing high-shift voltage value of the pixel electrodes caused by the voltage coupling while charging pixel electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiang Gong
  • Patent number: 10037087
    Abstract: A portable information handling system keyboard retracts from an extended position to a retracted position, the retracted position bring the keys into the portable information handling system housing to provide a compressed closed position of the housing. The keyboard keys are biased to the extended position with a metal dome that interacts with a scissor support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Hampton, Richard W. Schuckle, Jace W. Files, John T. Morrison, Vinh X. Bui, Chiu Jung Tsen, Gerald R. Pelissier, Wen-Pin Huang
  • Patent number: 10037094
    Abstract: A carrier touch sensing system includes a demodulation circuit coupled to a touch panel, used for performing in-phase and quadrature demodulations to a plurality of carrier sensing signals to generate and store a plurality of phase delay information if the carrier touch sensing system operates in a phase calibration mode. The demodulation circuit is further used for performing in-phase demodulation to the plurality of carrier sensing signals according to the plurality of phase delay information to generate a plurality of touch signals if the carrier touch sensing system operates in a normal scan mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chun-Ching Huang, Hung-Cheng Kuo, Chun-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10032404
    Abstract: An electronic device having a display function and operating method therefor are provided, which display a transformed image based on image processing information, in order to reduce current normally consumed in displaying regions of an original image that are not perceivable to a user. The method includes obtaining an image to be displayed; determining image processing information of the electronic device; transforming the image based on the image processing information; and displaying the transformed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hansub Jung, Kyoungmo Kim, Dongwook Kang, Wansang Park, Cheehoon Lee, Seongji Jang
  • Patent number: 10025432
    Abstract: Provided is a capacitive touch panel which has enhanced sensitivity and is usable in an image display panel, etc. in this capacitive touch panel, a window, a first transparent film having a first transparent conductive electrode pattern formed on one surface thereof, and a second transparent film having a second transparent conductive electrode pattern which is formed on one surface thereof and disposed with respect to the first transparent film in such a manner as to allow a capacitance to be formed therebetween, are stacked in turn. The capacitive touch panel comprises a first transparent inter-layer resin provided between the window and the first transparent film, and a second transparent inter-layer resin provided between the first transparent film and the second transparent film, wherein the first transparent inter-layer resin has a dielectric constant greater than that of the second transparent inter-layer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kishioka, Mayumi Kishioka, Tomohide Banba, Mitsuru Honjo, Naoki Nagaoka, Kazumasa Igarashi, Yuki Hasegawa, Hiroshi Wada, Yuki Tsubaki, Tomotake Nashiki
  • Patent number: 10019123
    Abstract: The present application discloses a touch substrate including a first touch electrode layer having a plurality of rows of first touch electrodes; each of the plurality of rows including a plurality of first electrode segments spaced apart from each other and a plurality of second electrode segments spaced apart from each other; and a second touch electrode layer having a plurality of columns of second touch electrodes; each of the plurality of columns including a plurality of third electrode segments spaced apart from each other and a plurality of fourth electrode segments spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI ZINGSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xie, Ming Hu, Ming Zhang, Zouming Xu