Patents Examined by Chayce R Bibbee
  • Patent number: 10388248
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method of operating the same are provided. The display apparatus includes a display including a touch panel, a radio frequency (RF) module including RF circuitry configured to receive motion information of a control apparatus from the control apparatus, an infrared (IR) module including IR circuitry configured to receive a control signal from the control apparatus, and a controller configured to selectively activate the touch panel and the IR module based on the motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-hyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10386967
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a display panel, a backlight unit, and a rear chassis. The display panel is configured to display an image. The backlight unit is provided on a rear surface of the display panel. The rear chassis includes a protruding region, a vibration plate, and at least one acoustic element. The protruding region is protruded in a rear direction. The at least one acoustic element is provided in the vibration plate and includes a pair of electrodes and a vibration material layer provided therebetween. The protruding region and the vibration plate are made of different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Hee Lee, Yong Chang Park, Yi Joon Ahn
  • Patent number: 10372191
    Abstract: One embodiment may take the form of a method of operating a computing device in a reduced power state and collecting a first set of data from at least one sensor. Based on the first set of data, the computing device determines a probability that an object is within a threshold distance of the computing device and, if so, the device activates at least one secondary sensor to collect a second set of data. Based on the second set of data, the device determines if the object is a person. If it is a person, a position of the person relative to the computing device is determined and the computing device changes its state based on the position of the person. If the object is not a person, the computing device remains in a reduced power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Allen Valko, Matt Waldon, Rudolph van der Merwe, William Matthew Vieta, Myra Haggerty, Alex T. Nelson, Karen Louise Jenkins, Scott Thomas Smith, Jan Erik Solem
  • Patent number: 10365728
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and storage media for adaptive provision of content are described. In one instance, the apparatus may comprise a processor and an adaptive content provision module to be operated by the processor. The adaptive content provision module may include a content provision module to generate and provide for display a first view of content captured by first selected one or more of cameras, to a plurality of user devices; an analysis module to receive and analyze user response information provided by the plurality of user devices in response to the displayed first view of content; and a control module to control the content provision module to generate a second view of content captured by second selected one or more of the plurality of cameras, based at least in part on a result of the analysis of the user response information. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yosi Govezensky, Raanan Yehezkel, Michal Jacob
  • Patent number: 10345981
    Abstract: Provided are a touch sensor assembly that is maintained in a state in which the touch sensor is closely attached to an exterior member to accurately detect displacement when touch manipulation is performed to improve a recognition rate, a refrigerator door including a touch sensor assembly that is capable of preventing a sensor control part from being damaged by static electricity and having an improved front outer appearance, and a method for manufacturing the refrigerator door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunki Kim, Seungje Park, Jinseung Park, Kihyun Park
  • Patent number: 10318064
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method and an electronic device. The method comprises obtaining display parameters of the display unit; determining a refresh rate of the display unit based on the display parameters; setting a first period and a second period in the refresh cycle; and generating a first control instruction to control the electronic device to refresh the touch detection unit while stopping refreshing the display unit during the first period of each refresh cycle, so as to enable the touch detection unit to detect a touch operation, and control the electronic device to refresh the display unit during the second period of each refresh cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Minggui Qian, Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 10303435
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device with which a user can visually recognize a virtual image includes an image display section configured to cause the user to visually recognize the virtual image, an image acquiring section configured to acquire an outside scene image in a visual field direction of the user in a state in which the head-mounted display device is mounted, and a guiding section configured to guide, with sound, the user to an object of attention, which is at least one real object present in the real world and included in the acquired outside scene image and is a real object to which the user is urged to pay attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Sendai, Masahide Takano
  • Patent number: 10290253
    Abstract: An object is to provide a semiconductor device that automatically adjusts the luminance of a display device. The semiconductor device includes an illuminometer, a threshold detector, a timing controller, a digital-to-analog converter circuit, a first display panel, and a second display panel. The illuminance of external light is measured with the illuminometer, and the threshold value of digital video data is determined by the threshold detector in accordance with the illuminance. The timing controller generates a signal for the first display panel or a signal for the second display panel on the basis of the threshold value and video data transmitted from the outside. The signal for the first display panel and the signal for the second display panel are input to one digital-to-analog converter circuit and converted into digital signals, and the obtained digital signals are input to a corresponding one of the first display panel and the second display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsunori Inoue, Takeshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10268292
    Abstract: A touch type liquid crystal display device includes a first pixel region and a second pixel region that neighbor each other with a data line therebetween, and each pixel region includes a thin film transistor and a pixel electrode connected to the thin film transistor. The touch type liquid crystal display device further includes a first touch block and a second touch block including the first pixel region and the second pixel region, respectively, a common electrode that is arranged in a same substrate as the pixel electrode, and is located in each of the first and second touch blocks, and a sensing line that is connected to the common electrode of each of the first and second touch blocks, wherein the common electrode of the first touch block goes over the data line and extends into the second pixel region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae-Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10268304
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch display panel including a self-capacitance or mutual-capacitance type touch display panel, a manufacturing method and a method driving for the same and a display device. The self-capacitance type touch display panel includes an array substrate having a first metal layer and self-capacitance touch electrodes, and a touch control chip. Each touch electrode includes common electrodes, first metal layer includes touch lead wires corresponding to the touch electrodes, and each touch electrode is connected with the touch control chip via a corresponding touch lead wire. The touch lead wire is configured to transmit a common electrode signal to the touch electrode during a display stage, to transmit a touch scan signal to the touch electrode during a touch stage, and to transmit a touch signal, which is generated by the touch electrode at a position where a touch operation occurs, to the touch control chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Shengji Yang, Rui Xu, Qian Wang, Changfeng Li, Ming Yang, Pengcheng Lu, Xiaoliang Ding, Wei Liu, Hongjuan Liu, Yingming Liu, Weijie Zhao, Zhenhua Lv, Shijun Wang
  • Patent number: 10241736
    Abstract: A system includes a first processor and terminals connected to the first processor via a network. Each terminal has a second processor. The terminals includes a first terminal that transmits target data by a first user to a second terminal, so that the target data is received by the second terminal and displayed on a second column. The first processor refers to role data including identification data of the terminals associated with identification data of roles of users, determines a role of the user associated to a name of the first terminal, attaches identification data of a role of the first user to the target data, and transmits the target data and the attached identification data. The second processor receives the target data and the attached identification data and determines a position at which the target data is displayed on the second column based on role display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Morio Miki
  • Patent number: 10242640
    Abstract: Provided are a touch display control device and an information terminal device, which are arranged so that the noise resulting from the actions for activation and display on a display panel, and the noise caused by the actions of activation and detection on a touch sensor never affects each other, and are useful for suppressing the elicitation of the difference in brightness attributed to non-display in a display frame. The information terminal device includes: a display controller operable to change start timings of display and non-display periods in a cycle of a frame synchronizing signal of a display frame, in each cycle of the frame synchronizing signal or each sequence of cycles thereof; and a touch panel controller operable to perform the activation of a touch panel and a touch detection during the non-display period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Japan GK
    Inventors: Shigeru Ota, Yuri Azuma, Takahiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10244196
    Abstract: A projector that displays a video image based on display data obtains procedure information corresponding to a procedure of a plurality of user operations performed to identify display data and displays a video image indicating the obtained procedure information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsuo Nomoto, Wataru Suzuki, Akihiro Takamura
  • Patent number: 10214105
    Abstract: Man-machine interface for motor vehicle comprising a display screen (6) and a control means on which the user of the vehicle can act in order to alter a parameter of the vehicle, characterized in that it also comprises displaying means (16) and a laser projector (14), the displaying means being designed to receive an image from the laser projector and to display it on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Ziad El Khoury
  • Patent number: 10209826
    Abstract: A touch screen includes a first shield wiring surrounding a plurality of sensor wirings and a plurality of lead wirings, and capacitors. The distance between the first shield wiring and the outermost lead wiring which is the outermost wiring, out of the plurality of lead wirings, is larger than the intervals between the plurality of lead wirings. The capacitors are constituted by first and second electrodes including extending portions which extend in the extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Ono, Tatsuya Nakamura, Seiichiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10176764
    Abstract: A display apparatus supplies different driving powers according to a driving status of a backlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Du-hee Jang, Sang-hoon Lee