Patents Examined by David D. Davis
  • Patent number: 10928909
    Abstract: A tactile sensation presenting device includes: a warmth/coldness presenting element configured to present warm/cold information to a presentation area; a vibrating element configured to present vibration information; and a frame made of a thermally insulating material and having an opening portion. In the tactile sensation presenting device, with respect to the warmth/coldness presenting element, at least part of the presentation area is exposed from the opening portion of the frame such that an operating part is able to contact the presentation area and surroundings of the exposed area are covered by the frame. In the tactile sensation presenting device, the vibration information, which is presented by the vibrating element, is transmitted to the warmth/coldness presenting element, and a tactile sensation, which includes the warm/cold information and the vibration information, is presented to the presentation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kunio Sato, Yuzuru Kawana, Daisuke Takai
  • Patent number: 10930210
    Abstract: An OLED display includes a plurality of pixel lines each connected to a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixel lines including at least two adjacent pixel lines, each pixel including a driving TFT, a first switching TFT, a second switching TFT, and an emission control TFT connected to the driving TFT. The OLED display also includes a first scan driver controlling the first switching TFTs for the two pixel lines. The OLED display also includes a second scan driver controlling the second switching TFTs for the two pixel lines. The OLED display also includes a third scan driver configured so that all of the emission control TFTs for the two pixel lines are turned on in a programming period, maintain a turn-on state for a portion of an emission period, and can adjust an on-time duty of the emission period after the portion of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunsuk Lee, Junyoung Kwon, Seungtae Jin
  • Patent number: 10923027
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a driving method, a display panel and a control method thereof. The driving circuit is configured to drive pixel circuits arranged in an array. The driving circuit includes a plurality of driving modules and a plurality of data writing modules. Each of the plurality of driving modules is connected to two adjacent rows of the pixel circuits through a controlling line and is configured to drive the two adjacent rows of the pixel circuits simultaneously. Each of the plurality of data writing modules is connected to a data line and one column of the pixel circuits, respectively, and is configured to write display data of the data line into a pixel circuit of odd row and a pixel circuit of even row in the one column of pixel circuits in a time sharing manner in response to the driving modules driving the pixel circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Tian Dong, Shiming Shi
  • Patent number: 10923206
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a shift registers unit and a driving method thereof, and a gate driving device. The shift register unit includes a first and second input circuit, a pull-down control circuit, an output circuit, a pull-down circuit, and a control circuit. The first input circuit provides a first control signal to a pull-up node. The second input circuit provides a second control signal to the pull-up node. The pull-down control circuit provides the voltage of a first voltage terminal to a pull-down node, or controls the voltage of the pull-down node. The output circuit provides a second clock signal to a signal output terminal. The pull-down circuit provides the voltage of the first voltage terminal to the pull-up node and the signal output terminal. The control circuit provides the first input signal to the pull-up node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Zhen Wang, Jian Sun, Yun Qiao, Xiaozhou Zhan, Fei Huang, Han Zhang, Wenwen Qin, Lele Cong, Zhengkui Wang
  • Patent number: 10909915
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light emitting device which includes organic electroluminescent sections each including a first electrode layer, an organic light emitting layer, a second electrode layer and a reflective layer in this order, and a light extraction surface. The reflective layer includes two reflective interfaces. In each of the organic electroluminescent sections, a microcavity structure is formed by a structure including a first reflective interface, a second reflective interface, and the two reflective interfaces. The organic electroluminescent sections include first organic electroluminescent sections and second organic electroluminescent sections. The microcavity structure is configured in such a manner that the first reflective interface and the second reflective interface intensify the light in the first wavelength band and the light in the second wavelength band, and that the two reflective interfaces weaken the light in the first wavelength band and intensify the light in the second wavelength band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10906463
    Abstract: A lighting control system for a vehicle includes a controller configured to be disposed at a vehicle so as to connect with or communicate with at least one light of the vehicle. The controller, responsive to at least one input, adjusts a color of the at least one light of the vehicle and an intensity of the at least one light of the vehicle. The input may include one or more of (i) a driver attentiveness input and (ii) a driver age input, and optionally a time of day input, an ambient light input, a weather condition input, and/or a navigation input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Goerg Pflug, Achim Gieseke
  • Patent number: 10901506
    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: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Min Wu, Huan-Hsin Li, Li-Hsun Chang, Tian-Jia Hsieh, Tzu-Hao Lin
  • Patent number: 10891887
    Abstract: Technology for a display source device is described. The display source device can receive a frame start indication from a display panel at a start of a frame. The display source device can align a timing of the display source device to a timing of the display panel based on the frame start indication received from the display panel to obtain frame-level synchronization between the display source device and the display panel. The display source device can send one or more frame update regions to the display panel in accordance with the timing of the display source device that is aligned to the timing of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nausheen Ansari, Seh Kwa, Paul S. Diefenbaugh, Robert Johnston
  • Patent number: 10867535
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling the presentation of media on a flexible screen based on a detected curvature of the flexible screen. For example, a mobile device may display a video on a flexible screen. When the mobile device detects a bend in the flexible screen, the mobile device will determine a direction of the bend (e.g., into or out of the screen) and will play the video in a direction based on on the direction of the bend (e.g., in forward or in reverse).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinayaka Prakasha Bandishti
  • Patent number: 10860121
    Abstract: An information processing device including a detection unit, a first touch display panel, a second touch display panel and circuitry. The detection unit detects whether the information processing apparatus is folded. A second touch panel display is configured to be folded in a state such that a portion of the second touch panel display faces a same direction as the first touch panel display. The second touch panel display is on a back side of the first touch panel display. The circuitry receives operation information of the second touch panel display, and controls a display of the second touch panel display based on the operation information and the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Takuro Noda, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10860145
    Abstract: According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus is used for processing a first image projected toward a target. The apparatus includes a processing unit for detecting that an object exists between a projector unit and the target, wherein when an object exists between the projector unit and the target, the apparatus determines an area of the object and generates a modified first image, based on the area of the object, for projection toward the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mizunuma, Ikuo Yamano, Shunichi Kasahara, Ken Miyashita, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10854828
    Abstract: A display device includes a flexible substrate including a display area on which a plurality of pixels are disposed, a flexible film, and a photo-curable adhesive member for bonding the flexible substrate and the flexible film together. The photo-curable adhesive member includes a soft area and a cured area having higher hardness than the soft area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masamitsu Furuie
  • Patent number: 10846499
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor includes: sensor pixels, each including a first transistor which controls a sensing signal to be outputted to a corresponding one of output lines; power lines disposed on a vertical line basis and each electrically connected to sensor pixels disposed on a corresponding vertical line; and a power supply unit which supplies reference voltages to the power lines. The power supply unit supplies the reference voltages, which is adjusted on the vertical line basis, to the power lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Sun Hwa Lee, Mu Kyung Jeon, Mee Hye Jung
  • Patent number: 10838503
    Abstract: A virtual reality clamshell computing device includes a number of projection devices to project a three-dimensional image, a number of infrared OR illumination devices to illuminate a users hand, a number of IR sensors to detect IR wavelengths reflected off of the users hand, a processor, and a memory. The memory includes executable code that, when executed by the processor, extracts coordinate location data from the detected IR wavelengths reflected off of the users hand, interprets the coordinate location as a number of gestures performed by the user, and manipulates the display of the three-dimensional image based on the interpreted gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joe Hsu, Yu-Hung Li, Hao-Cheng Chuang
  • Patent number: 10832412
    Abstract: Interactive region coloring techniques as implemented by a computing device are described to provide a user with the tactile experience of coloring in a region with digital paint, while at the same time allowing the user to manually fill the region with digital paint with more apparent skill and precision than they may input. For each of multiple pixels on the digital medium, the system obtains one or both of a distance value that indicates a distance to a nearby point (e.g., the closest point) on an outline on the digital medium and a direction value that indicates a direction to the nearby point on the outline. A manner in which the digital paint is applied to the region (e.g., forces affecting paint flow, dynamically adjusting brush size or position) is determined based on one or both of the distance value and the direction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Marketsmueller, Till Uro, Benoit Gerard Ambry, Jean-Sylvere Charles Simonet
  • Patent number: 10831286
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving light signals from an interaction device, where the captured light signals are processed into one or more images that include illumination patterns associated with one or more objects, accessing light signals only within a particular spectrum range, detecting one or more tracking patterns from the accessed light signals within the particular spectrum range, where each of the one or more tracking patterns indicates a particular portion of a first object, and where the first object is a part of the one or more objects, determining one or more characteristics of the first object based on the detected one or more tracking patterns, and sending one or more content items and instructions causing a projector to project the one or more content items on the first object to the interaction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Franklin Pepose, Walter Luh, Alexander Mortimer, Rajesh Prasannavenkatesan
  • Patent number: 10824708
    Abstract: There are provided a method and system for authenticating a stamp touch. The method of authenticating a stamp touch according to the invention is executed in a wireless terminal having a capacitive touch screen which supports a multi-touch, the method including, a first operation in which N touch points touching a touch stamp having N (N?5) touch units made of a conductive material on the capacitive touch screen are recognized, a second operation in which a touch authentication condition set for authenticating a touch using the touch stamp is used to check an authentication result of a geometrical position relation of the N touch points, and a third operation in which a designated service linked with the touch stamp starts when the N touch points are authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: 12CM GLOBAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Gyoun Han, Jae Hyung Kim, Bong Ki Kwon
  • Patent number: 10810945
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a display region; a non-display region; and at least one notch. The display region includes a first edge, a plurality of data lines, a plurality of scanning lines, and a plurality of light-emitting control lines. The plurality of data lines and the first edge extend along a column direction. The first edge is recessed toward the display region to form the at least one notch. The plurality of light-emitting control lines includes first light-emitting control lines and second light-emitting control lines. The non-display region includes a plurality of first light-emitting controllers in a cascade configuration disposed at one side of the first light-emitting control lines away from the at least one notch. An output terminal of each of the plurality of first light-emitting controllers is electrically connected to at least one of the first light-emitting control lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Bo Li, Zhaokeng Cao, Tianqing Hu
  • Patent number: 10803684
    Abstract: Aircraft systems and methods are provided for capturing user inputs during operation. An aircraft system includes a user interface and a flight data recorder coupled to the user interface. The user interface includes a user input device to receive a user input and a control module coupled to the user input device to capture data associated with the user input and output the data. The flight data recorder receives the data associated with the user input and stores the data associated with the user input device in a time ordered sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Sushma Gowda
  • Patent number: 10795463
    Abstract: Touchpads are disclosed for machine control by an operator. A touchpad can include a surface, zones and command processor. The surface senses operator touch. The zones can be assigned zones. The touchpad can include dividers that separate the surface into the zones, and dividers can be assigned dividers. Each of the assigned zones and dividers can be selectively configured to control an assigned machine function. The command processor generates and sends commands to control the assigned machine functions based on operator touch of the assigned zones and dividers. The surface and dividers can have differing heights and/or textures. Illumination can distinguish assigned or selected zones and dividers. The dividers can be grouped to function as a joystick. Pressing different dividers can command machine functions in different directions. The touchpad controls can share power and signal connections, and can be mounted on a control stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark J. Cherney, Bryan Rausch, Joshua D. Hoffman, Giovanni A. Wuisan, Ronald J. Huber