Patents Examined by Chineyere D Wills-Burns
  • Patent number: 10453371
    Abstract: A device can include a first display configured to produce an image and a second display. The second display can be non-emissive and transparent. The second display can also include a plurality of pixels that is electronically controllable to selectively diffuse light associated with the image produced by the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sergio Perdices-Gonzalez, Sajid Sadi, Ernest Rehmatulla Post, Cathy Kim
  • Patent number: 10444870
    Abstract: A sensor controller is provided, to be connected to a sensor electrode group configuring a surface. The sensor controller supplies a determined AC signal to one or more AC signal transmission electrodes that form part of a plurality of sensor electrodes included in the sensor electrode group, and the sensor controller transmits, from cancellation signal transmission electrode(s) different from the AC signal transmission electrodes, a cancellation signal configured to prevent a signal transmitted from the AC signal transmission electrodes from appearing in a ground terminal of a detection circuit of the stylus. The sensor controller thusly configured may facilitate preventing a situation in which the stylus cannot detect an uplink signal and facilitate preventing the uplink signal from affecting the operation of another apparatus such as a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: WACOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Kadowaki, Hideyuki Komatsu, Haruhiko Hisano
  • Patent number: 10417971
    Abstract: An electronic device includes processors that generate image data. The electronic device also includes an electronic display that displays the image data over a first frame duration by programming a first row of display pixels with the image data. The electronic display also displays the image data over the first frame duration by causing the first row of display pixels to emit light for an emission duration that is based at least in part on a first luminance of the image data. The electronic display further displays the image data over the first frame duration by resetting the first row of pixels before an end of the first frame duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Sheng Lin, Mohammad Ali Jangda, Injae Hwang, Rui Zhang, Shengkui Gao, Hyunwoo Nho, Wei H. Yao, Mohammad Hajirostam
  • Patent number: 10380953
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display and method for driving panel using the same are provided. The electrophoretic display includes a display panel and a driving circuit. The display panel includes a plurality of column data lines and a plurality of row scan lines. The driving circuit provides a plurality of data driving signals to the column data lines, and provides a plurality of scan signals to row scan lines. Each of the scan signals has a plurality of scan enable periods, and each of the scan enable periods includes a plurality of scan interval periods. Each of the scan signals is floating or grounding during the scan interval periods. Each of the data driving signals includes a plurality of data driving periods, and each of the data driving periods includes a plurality of driving interval period. Each of the data driving signals is floating or grounding during the driving interval period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Yan-Liang Wu, Chi-Mao Hung, Wei-Min Sun, Pei-Lin Tien, Chih-Yuan Hsu, Yao-Jen Hsieh, Hsiao-Lung Cheng
  • Patent number: 10380947
    Abstract: A display including first to n-th pixels electrically connected with a first data line, and a data compensator for generating a reference voltage of a k-th pixel (k being between 1 and n) based on a first coupling voltage between the k-th pixel and the first data line and a second coupling voltage between the k-th pixel and a second data line, and comparing an average voltage generated based on a reference voltage of at least one of the first to n-th pixels with the reference voltage of the k-th pixel to generate a compensation signal, wherein the reference voltage of at least one of the first to n-th pixels is based on a coupling voltage between the at least one of the first to n-th pixels and the first data line and based on a coupling voltage between the pixels and the second data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Fujii, In Soo Wang
  • Patent number: 10372205
    Abstract: Gaze tracking data may be analyzed to determine the onset and duration of a vision interrupting event, such as a blink or saccade. Presentation of images to a viewer may then be suspended during the vision interrupting event and resumed in sufficient time to ensure that the viewer sees the image at the time the vision interrupting event has concluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Young, Jeffrey Roger Stafford
  • Patent number: 10372269
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus of the disclosure includes: a light valve (21) that modulates illuminating light (L1) on the basis of image data to output the modulated light; an illuminating unit (1) including a light source, and a plurality of optical members for illumination that generate the illuminating light (L1) on the basis of light from the light source to guide the illuminating light (L1) to the light valve (21); a projection lens (24) that projects the modulated light from the light valve (21) on a projection surface (30A), and allows detection light to enter from a direction opposite to a travelling direction of the modulated light; and an imaging device (22) that is disposed at a location optically conjugated with the light valve (21), and allows the detection light to enter through the projection lens. One or more of the plurality of optical members for illumination have optical property of reducing a noise component that affects the detection light and arises inside the illuminating unit (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Miura
  • Patent number: 10375365
    Abstract: A system can include a projection layer. The projection layer can include a plurality of pixels. The plurality of pixels can be electronically controllable to vary appearance of at least one of the plurality of pixels in coordination with an image projected onto the projection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sergio Perdices-Gonzalez, Sajid Sadi, Ernest Rehmatulla Post
  • Patent number: 10373377
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing augmented reality assisted deliveries. Some embodiments include determining a current location of a client device and a next node in a delivery workflow based at least in part on the current location of the client device. Then, the client device renders the next node in the delivery workflow on an augmented reality display linked to the client device. Various embodiments can also include identifying a plurality of delivery workflows that include a destination node that corresponds to a delivery and selecting select a delivery workflow from the plurality of delivery workflows based at least in part on a delivery constraint. In these embodiments, a delivery route to a routing node is generated, wherein the routing node comprises an entry to the selected delivery workflow. The delivery route and the delivery workflow are then sent to an augmented reality client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Niewiadomski
  • Patent number: 10365882
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes making a connection to another electronic device and switching to a particular mode, transmitting information on a request for switching to the particular mode to one or more wearable devices, receiving detection information from the wearable devices, and performing a function of the electronic device corresponding to the detection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Seok Shin, Chang-Ryong Heo, Dong-Il Son, Yong-Sang Yun, Chi-Hyun Cho, Jong-Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10360831
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a semiconductor display device with high reliability. Further, it is an object to provide a semiconductor display device which can reduce power consumption. A decoder is provided for a scan line driver circuit and operates such that, in accordance with a signal input to the scan line driver circuit, a pulse is sequentially input only to scan lines included in pixels of rows performing display and a pulse is not input to scan lines included in pixels of rows at which display is not performed. Then, all pixels or part of pixels in the line selected by the pulse is supplied with a video signal from a signal line driver circuit, whereby display of an image is performed in pixels arranged in the specific area of the pixel portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Umezaki, Mai Akiba
  • Patent number: 10359895
    Abstract: An optically transparent conductive material includes two layers including an upper conductive layer and a lower conductive layer in a stack with an insulation layer therebetween. The upper conductive layer and the lower conductive layer each include at least sensor parts to be electrically connected to terminal areas and dummy parts not to be electrically connected to the terminal areas, the sensor parts and the dummy parts each being formed in a net-like irregular pattern of metal thin wires. The sensor parts of the lower conductive layer are formed with multiple linear electrodes that extend in a first direction and that are repetitively aligned with a period L in a second direction, and the sensor parts of the upper conductive layer are formed with multiple linear electrodes that extend in a third direction and that are repetitively aligned with a period M in a fourth direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LIMITED
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Sunada
  • Patent number: 10353506
    Abstract: Structures and methods are disclosed for an electronic device having an input surface that uses dual sensors to measure forces applied to the input surface. The forces can be estimated over a greater range of values than would be possible with either sensor alone. A second sensor can be used after a first sensor has reached a limit. A first sensor can be a strain sensor and a second sensor a pressure sensor. Both sensors may be resistance based, with signals from both sensors can be combined and measured by processing circuitry. Each sensor type may be part of planar arrays disposed beneath the input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Vosgueritchian, Sinan Filiz, James E. Pedder, John Stephen Smith, Saahil Mehra, Xiaofan Niu
  • Patent number: 10345948
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for determining a valid user input in an electronic device is provided. The electronic device generally includes a touch unit included in a touch input circuit, wherein the touch unit corresponds to a touch area, a signal generator configured to transmit a signal to a first signal line and a second signal line by generating the signal, a signal measuring device configured to measure a part of a modified signal based on the transmitted signal, and a signal determiner configured to determine whether a user input is provided to the touch area based on the measured signal. The first signal line connects the signal generator and the touch unit, and the second signal line extends from the signal generator and is parallel with the first signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Ho Kim, Cheol Ho Lee, Dae Woong Kim, Il Hyung Chung
  • Patent number: 10338678
    Abstract: Described are apparatus and methods for reconstructing a gesture by aggregating various data from various sensors, including data for recognition of start and/or stop portions of the gesture using an auxiliary sensor, such as a capacitive touch sensor or a MEMS sensor. In a specific embodiment, power savings features are included to preserve the energy stored on the battery of a sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NOD, INC.
    Inventors: Anusankar Elangovan, William Mitchell Bradley, Harsh Menon
  • Patent number: 10338685
    Abstract: Described are apparatus and methods for reconstructing a gesture by aggregating various data from various sensors, including data for recognition of start and/or stop portions of the gesture using a detection of an intersection with a relative coordinate system boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nod, Inc.
    Inventor: Anusankar Elangovan
  • Patent number: 10339877
    Abstract: The present invention provides a clock signal output circuit and a liquid crystal display device. The clock signal output circuit comprises a clock signal conversion unit, a voltage dividing unit, a protection signal generation unit, an over-current protection unit, and a switching unit. The protection signal generating unit comprises a subtractor, a comparator, a switch, a current source, and a capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xianming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10339832
    Abstract: A hybrid keyboard and associated systems and methods. A disclosed hybrid keyboard includes a set of interactive keys, each having an integrated refreshable braille display, wherein each interactive key includes a momentary switch for detecting a keystroke and includes a actuator system for selectively extending pins through a surface of the interactive key; and a keyboard controller that includes a keystroke input handler for receiving and processing signals associated with detected keystrokes and includes a braille display handler that processes received messages and transmits message signals to selected interactive keys to output braille characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ermyas Abebe, Alessio Bonti, Adam H. E. Eberbach, Peter Ilfrich, Nicholas I. Waywood
  • Patent number: 10331205
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing a screen by using a device are provided. The method includes obtaining, at the second device, a display screen displayed on the first device and information related to the display screen according to a screen display request regarding the first device, determining, at the second device, an additional screen based on the display screen on the first device and the information related to the display screen, and displaying the additional screen near the display screen on the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-sik Kim, Su-jung Bae, Moon-sik Jeong, Sung-do Choi
  • Patent number: 10331251
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a metal bridge of a touch control structure, a touch screen and an electronic equipment. The metal bridge includes a bridge body. An orthographic projection of the bridge body on a plane of the touch control structure has a shape of a zigzag line. The metal bridge of the touch control structure provided by the embodiment of the invention applies a bridge body with a zigzag line shape. It is difficult for the human eye to observe the bridge body, and a desired shadow elimination effect is thus provided, thereby improving the display quality of the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xie, Ming Hu, Jing Wang, Ming Zhang, Dong Li