Patents Examined by David D. Davis
  • Patent number: 11327705
    Abstract: The display system includes a host apparatus and an HMD. The host apparatus includes an image display unit configured to display, an image transmitted from the host apparatus, in which the image processing unit is configured, when detecting that the host apparatus is connected with the HMD, to associate first sensor data from the first inertial sensor with second sensor data received from the second inertial sensor, to recognize a target in the image captured by the camera, to use the second sensor data to perform image processing, and to cause the image display unit to display the image after the image processing in association with the target, when detecting that the host apparatus is not connected with the HMD, to use the first sensor data to maintain an estimation of a state of the target in the outside scene until the host apparatus is reconnected with the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinya Sato
  • Patent number: 11321039
    Abstract: A novel bendable and highly portable information processor is provided. In addition, a novel information processor capable of displaying information or the like on a seamless large screen is provided. A novel information processor in which one display region can be divided into two regions at a bend position is provided. A novel information processor in which different images or images for different purposes can be displayed in the respective regions is provided. The present inventors have conceived a program including a step of dividing the display region and displaying image data in the respective regions when a display unit of the information processor is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Iwaki, Katsuki Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 11321677
    Abstract: A standalone electronic passive reminder device allows a user to manually actuate a first switch to cause a display to show a count-up in the form of an elapsed time in days since a routine task was last completed. The user can manually actuate the first switch again when the user subjectively determines that too long of an interval has elapsed, and after the task has been completed again, so that a new count-up and display of elapsed time are initiated. The user can also manually actuate a second switch to selectively show on the display data that informs the user about the length and frequency of the time intervals between multiple task completions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Julia Jester Newman, Russell Grant Newman
  • Patent number: 11320936
    Abstract: An input device is provided to improve manipulation performance of a manipulation panel of an electronic apparatus. The input device includes a manipulation panel and a pressing-amount determination unit. The pressing-amount determination unit determines a pressing amount due to an input manipulation performed on the manipulation panel, using a plurality of different determination thresholds corresponding to respective regions of the manipulation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Ogita, Ikuo Yamano, Ryo Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11305690
    Abstract: A vehicular lighting control system includes a controller configured to be disposed at a vehicle and operable to control interior lighting of the vehicle, with the interior lighting including (i) an interior light of the vehicle and/or (ii) a backlighting light of a display of the vehicle. The controller adjusts color of the interior lighting for different driving conditions. During daytime, the controller adjusts color of the interior lighting of the vehicle to follow a daytime color scheme. Responsive to a navigation input, the controller determines if an input destination has an estimated arrival time of the vehicle after daytime. Responsive to determination that the estimated arrival time of the vehicle is after daytime, the controller maintains the daytime color scheme for the interior lighting of the vehicle until the vehicle arrives at the input destination after daytime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Goerg Pflug, Achim Gieseke
  • Patent number: 11309523
    Abstract: A novel display panel that is highly convenient or reliable is provided. The display panel includes a first region and a second region. The second region is provided with a first component, and the second region can be bent with the first component facing outward. The first component includes a first elastic body and a second elastic body. The second elastic body includes an end portion part or the whole of which is covered with the first elastic body. The second elastic body has a higher elastic modulus than the first elastic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Hiroki Adachi, Shingo Eguchi
  • Patent number: 11300352
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an external member for home appliances and a manufacturing method therefor. The external member has through-holes in a metal layer for transmitting light emitted from a light source, such as a light-emitting device mounted rear of the external member, are not exposed to the outside by a film layer attached to a front surface of the metal layer when the light-emitting device is turned off. The external member for home appliances can provides appearance of home appliances with improved luxuriousness and aesthetic sensibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Gab Kim, So Hee Bak, Ja Hun Koo, Youngwoo Kim, Pojin Kim, Byungchun Moon, Kuhyeong Lee, Hye Sun Jung
  • Patent number: 11301048
    Abstract: This relates to a device that detects a user's motion and gesture input through the movement of one or more of the user's hand, arm, wrist, and fingers, for example, to provide commands to the device or to other devices. The device can include a plurality of myoelectric sensors configured to detect one or more electrical signals from a body part of a user indicative of one or more movements. A plurality of signals indicative of the detected one or more electrical signals may be generated. The device may also include a wireless communication transmitter configured to communicate with a peripheral device and a processor. The processor may be configured to receive the plurality of signals from the plurality of myoelectric sensors, use the plurality of signals together to determine a gesture, and communicate one or more of: the plurality of signals and the gesture to the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrzej Baranski, Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Kuldeep P. Lonkar, Serhan Isikman, Stephen Brian Lynch, Colin M. Ely, Christopher Werner, Erik De Jong, Samuel B. Weiss
  • Patent number: 11294478
    Abstract: A position indicator indicates a position on an input surface of a position detecting sensor and indicates a position in a three-dimensional space. The position indicator incudes: a casing, a position indicating part that is disposed at one end of the casing, and a tracker which, in operation, causes an external device to detect the position in the three-dimensional space. The position indicating part, in operation, indicates the position on the input surface of the position detecting sensor. A position of the tracker and a position of the position indicating part are in a specific positional relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Munakata, Hiroshi Tamano, Yuanhao Chen
  • Patent number: 11293686
    Abstract: A touch sensor assembly may include a touch substrate that is attached to a rear of a front panel on which touch points are displayed, a piezo disc in which a first pole and a second pole are stacked, wherein the first pole faces the touch substrate to contact a rear of the touch substrate; a holder that is configured to support a lateral surface and a rear of the piezo disc to fix the piezo disc to the rear of the touch substrate, and a cover that has a front surface which adheres to the rear of the touch substrate and that includes a concave chamber which is overlapped with the holder. A refrigerator door may include the touch sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Seungje Park
  • Patent number: 11290697
    Abstract: An example calibration device includes a projector to project a first image onto a touch screen. The first image includes a first set of four corner coordinates. A processor is to perform a first perspective transformation of the first image into a second image for projection onto the touch screen by the projector. The second image includes a second set of four corner coordinates. The processor is to receive at least one touch signal associated with a second set of four corner coordinates associated with the second image from the touch screen. The processor is to perform a second perspective transformation of the second image using the second set of four corner coordinates to resize the second image based on the first set of four corner coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Lin, Santiago Reyero, Elissa Melor Berver
  • Patent number: 11287933
    Abstract: A pen sensing unit and a display device are disclosed. The pen sensing unit comprises a first pen line, a pen scan line, and a pen sensor member. The first pen line extends in a first direction. The pen scan line extends in a second direction that intersects the first direction. The pen sensor member is connected to the first pen line and the pen scan line. The pen sensor member is configured to sense input from a pen. The pen sensor member comprises a pen sensor and a pen sensor circuit. The pen sensor circuit is connected to a first end of the pen sensor. The pen sensor circuit comprises a first thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Chui Kim, Soo Jung Lee, Keum Dong Jung
  • Patent number: 11276377
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a touch panel, a vibration generator configured to vibrate the touch pane, a sound generator, and a controller. In response to an operation by the user onto the operation unit, in addition to a control provided to the vibration generator to cause the touch panel to vibrate, the controller performs (i) a control provided to the display screen to change displaying of the operation unit, or (ii) a control provided to the sound generator to generate a sound, or (iv) both the control provided to the vibration generator and the control provided to the sound generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiro Nakagawa, Shigehiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 11271019
    Abstract: A display device includes: a substrate having a display area and a peripheral area; a first wiring layer to transfer a gate signal in the display area; a second wiring layer to transfer a data voltage in the display area; a data fan-out having a first data fan-out wire connected to the second wiring layer; and a data flexible printed circuit board electrically connected to the first data fan-out wire in the peripheral area. The first data fan-out wire includes a first zigzag portion having a zigzag shape, and a first straight portion that extends from the first zigzag portion. A width of the first straight portion is larger than a width of the first zigzag portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun Kwun Son
  • Patent number: 11269438
    Abstract: An electronic device which can simplify operation when displaying an active window or an inactive window is provided. The active window or the inactive window is displayed on a display section arranged in a position different from an operation input section based on a comparison of a pressing force to the operation input section and a reference value. Therefore, the active or inactive window can be displayed by one action, and thereby operation can be simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: PIONEER CORPORATION, TOHOKU PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Abe, Masato Saito, Masakazu Takahashi, Kohei Toyoda
  • Patent number: 11262964
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for removing control of a display from an operating system. The disclosed techniques decouple operation of the physical display device from control of the operating system so that the display device may be powered down while not needed during streaming. The device driver for the graphics card, into which a display device cable is plugged, simulates operation of the display but allows the display to be powered down. Simulating the display involves properly responding to queries or commands from the operating system, and generating the signals that would be expected from the display device by the operating system. While simulated in this manner, whether the display device is actually powered down does not matter to the operation of an application being streamed, because the operating system still “believes” the display device is powered on. Thus application streaming is not interrupted by powering down the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Wei Liang, Jun Lei, Patrick Pak Kin Fok, Panagiotis Vagiakos, Aric Cyr, Min Zhang
  • Patent number: 11256374
    Abstract: A rearview assembly includes a housing and a display assembly that is operably coupled with the housing. An actuation assembly is adjacent the housing and is configured to activate a plurality of features of the rearview assembly. The actuation assembly includes a single button that is operable between engaged and disengaged positions. A plurality of tactile indicia are spaced along the single button and are configured to indicate a particular function of the rearview assembly. A proximity sensor assembly is disposed on the single button and is configured to sense proximity of a user. A conductive contact assembly is operably coupled with the housing and configured to send a signal to a processor to activate a function of the rearview assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric S. Lundy, Joseph P. Brigham, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Mark R. Roth
  • Patent number: 11249594
    Abstract: A projector can include a projection section that projects an image on a projection surface, a detection light radiation section that radiates detection light in a direction corresponding to the projection surface. The projector can also include an adjuster that adjusts the direction of the detection light relative to the projection surface, and an imager and a controller that can detect reflected light resulting from the detection light to detect operation performed on the projection surface. The controller can evaluate whether or not the detection state of the reflected light corresponds to a specific state. If the detection is in the specific state, the adjuster can adjust the direction of the detection light based on a result of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 11249607
    Abstract: A touch display substrate includes: a base substrate, a common electrode layer on the base substrate, a plurality of touch data lines, and a touch detection chip. The touch detection chip is connected with each of the self-capacitive electrodes through a corresponding one of the touch data lines and configured to load a common electrode signal to each of the self-capacitive electrodes in a display period through the corresponding touch data line. The touch detection chip is also configured to determine a touch position in a touch period by detecting a change in a capacitance of each of the self-capacitive electrodes through the corresponding touch data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunping Long, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 11226684
    Abstract: A finger-gesture detection device adapted for a control handle includes a grip portion. The finger-gesture detection device includes a first wearing portion, a plurality of second wearing portions, and a plurality of first sensors. The first wearing portion is adapted to detachably surround the grip portion of the control handle. When the grip portion connects the first wearing portion, the grip portion is positioned on one side of the first wearing portion. The second wearing portions are each independently connected to the first wearing portion. When a force is applied to one of the second wearing portions, the corresponding second wearing portion moves toward the grip portion. The first sensors are respectively disposed on the second wearing portions for detecting positions or movements of the second wearing portions relative to the grip portion. A control assembly and a correction method are also proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Min Wu, Huan-Hsin Li, Li-Hsun Chang, Tian-Jia Hsieh, Tzu-Hao Lin