Patents Examined by Darlene M Ritchie
  • Patent number: 10853018
    Abstract: A multi-display apparatus including a main frame, a plurality of display modules arranged on the main frame, and a sub-frame coupled to each of the plurality of display modules. The sub-frame includes a rail portion and a hinge portion hingedly-coupled to the main frame. Each of the plurality of display modules includes a display panel, a back cover coupled to a rear surface of the display panel, and a movement guide fixed to the back cover and coupled to the rail portion a sliding manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongjoon Kim, DuckSu Kim
  • Patent number: 10845630
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device including a display screen, where an active area of the display screen includes a first display area and a second display area, and a first distribution density of controllable sub-areas in the first display area is lower than a second distribution density of the controllable sub-areas in the second display area; and an optical sensor circuit, where a projection of the optical sensor circuit on the active area of the display screen is located in the first display area, and optical sensor circuit realizes light emission to an external environment and light reception from the external environment through the first display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanyong Li
  • Patent number: 10840265
    Abstract: A display panel includes a substrate having a display region and a peripheral region, first and second sub pixels, first and second gate driving units. The display region includes a first area having first scan lines and first sub pixels and a second area having second scan lines and second sub pixels. A portion of the first sub pixels and a portion of the second sub pixels are respectively electrically connected to the first and second scan line. The first gate driving unit includes a first driving transistor. The second gate driving unit includes a second driving transistor. The number of the first sub pixels driven by the first gate driving unit is less than the number of the second sub pixels driven by the second gate driving unit. The channel width of the first driving transistor is less than the channel width of the second driving transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HANNSTAR DISPLAY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsuan-Chen Liu, Chien-Ting Chan, Chung-Lin Chang
  • Patent number: 10831276
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a haptic feedback module for generating a haptic feedback event is described. The haptic feedback module includes an enclosure having walls that define a cavity. The enclosure is capable of carrying operational components within the cavity that include a frame that includes tungsten, a magnetic coil element that is capable of generating a magnetic field, a magnetic element that is carried within an aperture of the frame, linear-actuation end stops that are welded to a first end of the frame and a second end of the frame that opposes the first end, and springs that couple together the walls of the enclosure to the linear-actuation end stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Dominic P. Cincione, Matthew D. Dombach, Darya Amin-Shahidi, Scott D. Ridel, Vu A. Hong, Alex J. Speltz, Denis G. Chen
  • Patent number: 10817099
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a window; a touch screen sensing a touch input applied to the window and outputting visual information; and an internal frame supporting a lower portion of the touch screen. Further, the touch screen includes a display module outputting the visual information; at least one heat dissipation layer disposed below the display module to dissipate heat; and a pressure sensing part including a ground layer and a pressure sensing layer spaced apart from each other with the at least one heat dissipation layer interposed therebetween and to sense a pressure of the touch input based on a change in capacitance according to a deformation of the at least one heat dissipation layer while the touch input is being applied. In addition, the ground layer is adjacent to the display module or the internal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangjo Ryu, Byungki Kim, Haengchul Kwak, Sangkuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 10816843
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel including a display area where first drive areas and second drive areas are alternately disposed, and display function layers which include first display function layers and second display function layers and which are changed to a transparent state and a scattering state, and a control unit. The control unit applies a drive voltage to the first display function layers, in a first field period. The control unit applies the drive voltage to the second display function layers, in a second field period. A polarity of the drive voltage in the first field period is different from a polarity of the drive voltage in the second field period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kato
  • Patent number: 10817020
    Abstract: A portable laptop computing device includes an internal casing that stores secondary displays which extend outward from the device's primary display to thereby increase the amount of displays a user can view while operating the device. The secondary displays are positioned inside a casing of the primary display which is large enough to house at least two displays. The two displays are connected to a hinge which is configured to provide inward and outward movement and rotational movement of the secondary display about 360°. The system can also be implemented with an expansive ecosystem of interoperable components, including an add-on component from which secondary displays can extend, vertical screen adapters which can replace the customary horizontal configuration, a stand to which the add-on component can connect, and a horizontal screen adapter that connects with the stand to provide a convenient three-display set-up when used with the add-on component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Charles DeMaio
  • Patent number: 10816808
    Abstract: An HMD mounted on a head of a user includes a storage unit configured to store process flow data that defines a process flow including a plurality of work blocks in which an order of execution is predetermined, a camera configured to capture an external scene, and a control unit configured to execute the process flow according to the process flow data. At least any one of the plurality of work blocks in the process flow data includes a setting that determines whether use of captured image data of the camera is permitted. The control unit controls, when executing the process flow, propriety of using the captured image data in each of the work blocks according to the setting of the process flow data about the work block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumiya Hori, Chiho Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 10802631
    Abstract: A display control device according to the present invention includes an illuminance value obtaining unit for obtaining an illuminance value of a display screen, a display image controlling unit for controlling a display image on the display screen on the basis of the illuminance value obtained, a distance determining unit for determining whether a distance between an object present around the display screen and the display screen is equal to or shorter than a threshold, and an illuminance value obtaining method determining unit for causing the illuminance value obtaining unit to apply a first obtaining method of the illuminance value when it is determined that the distance is not equal to or shorter than the threshold and causing the illuminance value obtaining unit to apply a second obtaining method of the illuminance value when it is determined that the distance is equal to or shorter than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eishi Oda
  • Patent number: 10802608
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, there is provided an input device including a handle configured to receive a force exerted by a user; a shaft coupled to the handle such that the force exerted on the handle is at least partially received on the shaft; wherein the handle is displaceable along a height of the shaft; wherein the handle includes a fastening member releasably biased to exert a force on a upper portion of the shaft in a direction at least substantially perpendicular to the height of the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Gil Palma Guerrero, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10793177
    Abstract: A multimedia operating station for automatic machine operators including a carriage movable on wheels on a treadable surface and supporting a vertical frame having a first, lower, portion, and a second, upper, portion; a screen for displaying graphics and data associated with the second portion of the frame; a unit for processing graphics and data relating to the components and to the operating systems of the automatic machine and positioned on the first portion of the frame and connected to the screen; a device for introducing commands to the unit for processing graphics and data positioned on the first portion of the frame and connected to the unit for processing graphics and data; an autonomous electricity supply unit positioned in the first portion of the frame and powering at least the screen and the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE AUTOMATICHE S.P.A.
    Inventor: Pier Luigi Vanti
  • Patent number: 10789032
    Abstract: A display module including display layer and light transmissive layer is provided. The display layer includes display pixels, the display pixels are distributed in first section and second section to display a first image, and the density of the display pixels in the second section is higher than the density of the display pixel in the first section. The light transmissive layer has first surface and second surface, wherein the second surface is facing the display layer. The light transmissive layer enlarges the first image provided by the display layer onto the first surface to form second picture, wherein the image from the second section is transmitted to the boarder area through the light transmissive layer. A display device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Wei-Jou Chen
  • Patent number: 10782926
    Abstract: The present invention provides a double-screen display device, including a front screen having at least a first display area for displaying information required by a user; and a rear screen having at least a second display area, a fingerprint sensor, a sensor group, a camera module and a microphone. The fingerprint sensor is located on a bottom of the second display area. The sensor group, the camera module and the microphone are located on a top of the second display area. The front screen and the rear screen are controlled and switched according to a switching condition by a central processor unit in the double-screen display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Zheng
  • Patent number: 10770019
    Abstract: A method and a device for driving a display panel are provided by embodiments of the present application. The method includes: outputting an initial scanning signal including two pulse signals; pre-charging an x-th row of pixel drive cells when the x-th row of pixel drive cells receive a first pulse signal; and charging the x-th row of pixel drive cells when the x-th row of pixel drive cells receive a second pulse signal, writing data into the x-th row of pixel drive cells, and meanwhile, pre-charging an x+4m-th row of pixel drive cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD., HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Feilin Ji
  • Patent number: 10754152
    Abstract: A head-up display system for representing image information for an observer includes an image encoder for emitting a first image, a projection area including a portion of a composite pane for deflecting a projection of an image, wherein a calibration system is arranged to ascertain a deviation between a first image and the projection of the first image and has a capturing system arranged to capture reflection properties of the composite pane and the image encoder is arranged to generate a correction image as a function of the deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martin Arndt, Marek Patschger, Ninet Babajani
  • Patent number: 10755658
    Abstract: A display device comprising: a plurality of pixels, each pixel including at least one sub-pixel; each sub-pixel comprising: a drivable visual segment, being operative to exhibit at least a first visible state and a second visible state; a first electrical potential setting section coupled with the drivable visual segment and with a first select terminal and a first data terminal, the first electrical potential setting section being operative to drive the drivable visual segment, at least from the first visible state to the second visible state; a second electrical potential setting section coupled with the drivable visual segment and with a second select terminal and a second data terminal, the second electrical potential setting section being operative to drive the drivable visual segment, independently from the first electrical potential setting section, at least from the first visible state to said second visible state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Elbit Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Errikos Amarilio
  • Patent number: 10756157
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electroluminescent display device which is capable of preventing a current density from being concentrated when low-potential power is supplied from a low-potential power supply pad, wherein the electroluminescent display device includes a display panel including a plurality of pixels, a pad portion provided in the edge of the display panel, and configured to include a low-potential power pad supplied with low-potential power, and a low-potential contact portion for electrically connecting the low-potential power pad with the plurality of pixels, wherein the low-potential contact portion has a round shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SangPyo Hong
  • Patent number: 10733923
    Abstract: The present application discloses a detection method for a display panel and a detection apparatus for a display panel. The detection method includes the following steps: storing a picture for detection in a source driver circuit board of a display panel; electrically connecting a power source board generating a power source signal directly to the source driver circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10732676
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an electronic device having an illuminated body that defines a virtual or dynamic trackpad. The electronic device includes a translucent layer defining a keyboard region and a dynamic input region along an external surface. A keyboard may be. positioned within the keyboard region and including a key surface and a switch element (e.g., to detect a keypress). A light control layer positioned below the translucent layer and within the dynamic input region may have a group of illuminable features. The electronic device may also include a group of light-emitting elements positioned below the optical diffuser. One or more of the light control layer or the group of light-emitting elements may be configured to illuminate the dynamic input region to display a visible boundary of an active input area. At least one of a size or a position of the visible boundary may be dynamically variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Qiliang Xu, Dinesh C. Mathew, Adam T. Garelli, Richard G. Huizar, Genie Kim, Robert J. Lockwood, Robert Y. Cao
  • Patent number: 10732719
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed that detects an input instrument hovering a distance away from an object displayed on an input surface and performing an action in response to the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John C. Mese, Arnold S. Weksler, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell S. VanBlon