Patents Examined by David Lee
  • Patent number: 10386310
    Abstract: A system and method of non-contact measurement of the dopant content of semiconductor material by reflecting infrared (IR) radiation off of the material into an integrating sphere to scatter the received radiation and passing portions of the radiation through band pass filters of differing wavelength ranges, comparing the level of energy passed through each filter and calculating the dopant content by referencing a correlation curve made up of known wafer dopant content for that system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Aurora Solar Technologies (Canada) Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Warren Blaine
  • Patent number: 10352771
    Abstract: Provided are an infrared sensor and an infrared sensor device that are less susceptible to effects from the casing and lead wires, can be surface-mounted, and can measure the temperature of the object to be measured in a more accurate manner. This invention has: an insulating film; a first and a second heat sensitive element provided on the insulating film; a first and a second wiring film that are respectively connected to the heat sensitive elements; an infrared reflecting film; a terminal support body, arranged on the one face; and a plurality of mounting terminals provided to the terminal support body, wherein the mounting terminals have support convex parts protruding upward, the support convex parts are connected to the corresponding first and second wiring films, and the insulating film is supported such that a gap is provided between the terminal support body and the insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Tari, Mototaka Ishikawa, Keiji Shirata, Kenzo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10338369
    Abstract: A method for setting an evaluation parameter for a fluorescence microscope includes exciting dye particles in a sample to fluoresce and detecting fluorescent light from the particles. A graphical representation of a distribution of the fluorescent light is determined and a signal is generated for use in displaying the graphical representation on a display unit. Each subregion of the graphical representation is associated with a comparison value that is representative of a light quantity in the subregion. A predefined threshold is used as an evaluation parameter and compared to the comparison values. The subregions having a comparison value that is greater than the threshold value are marked on the display unit with predefined markings. The threshold value is changed and the comparison values are compared to the changed threshold value. The marked regions are defined as events and a complete image of the sample is obtained based on the events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
    Inventor: Jonas Foelling
  • Patent number: 10146382
    Abstract: An assembly has an array of first electrodes distributed across an active area of the touchscreen assembly such that the density of first electrodes increases in a first direction across the touchscreen. An array of second electrodes is distributed across an active area of the touchscreen assembly such that the density of second electrodes decreases in the first direction across the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventor: Harald Philipp
  • Patent number: 10139952
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display face; a display function layer adapted to vary display on the display face in response to an inputted image signal; a plurality of driving electrodes disposed separately in one direction; a detection scanning control section configured to apply a detection driving voltage to some of the plural driving electrodes and carry out detection driving scanning while shifting an application object of the detection driving voltage in the one direction on the display face and then control the detection driving scanning such that jump shift of carrying out shift with a pitch of twice or more times a driving electrode pitch is included; and a plurality of sensor lines disposed separately in a direction different from the one direction and responding to touch or proximity of a detection object with or to the display face to exhibit an electric variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takeya Takeuchi, Koji Noguchi, Koji Ishizaki, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Takayuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 9983739
    Abstract: A touch-sensor structure includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, insulating isolation portions, and an intermediate conductive layer. The first conductive layer includes first conductive units, connection lines and second conductive units. Each connection line connects to two first conductive units. The second conductive layer includes bridge lines. Each bridge line is electrically connected to two second conductive units. The insulating isolation portion is disposed between the connection line and the bridge line. The intermediate conductive layer is at least disposed at an overlapping position between the bridge lines and the second conductive units to isolate the first conductive layer from the second conductive layer. The intermediate conductive layer electrically connects each bridge line to the corresponding second conductive units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventor: I-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 9959794
    Abstract: An electronic device, a processing method and a device are provided. The electronic device includes: a first and second display devices, an input device, a first component and a second component, a detection device configured to detect a relative position relation between the two components, a processing device is configured to control the first display device or the second display device in different cases to respond to operation data collected by the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin Li, Yiqiang Yan
  • Patent number: 9892696
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display panel, a display method thereof and a display device. The display panel comprises multiple pixel units arranged in a matrix, three sub-pixels having different colors in each pixel unit form a first pixel, four sub-pixels in the middle of any two adjacent pixel units in the same row comprise three sub-pixels having different colors that form a second pixel, four sub-pixels in the middle of any two adjacent pixel units in the same column comprise three sub-pixels having different colors that form a third pixel, and four sub-pixels in the middle of any four pixel units in adjacent two rows and adjacent two columns comprise three sub-pixels having different colors that form a fourth pixel, wherein within display time of one frame of image, the first pixel, second pixel, third pixel and fourth pixel are displayed in a time-sharing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Yang, Xue Dong, Hao Zhang, Lingyun Shi, Renwei Guo, Peng Liu
  • Patent number: 9881579
    Abstract: Disclosed is a source driver for a display apparatus which is insensitive to power noise, and a configuration of filtering an influence of power noise, which is introduced from an exterior of the source driver or occurs in an interior thereof, to an operation of the source driver. The present invention is applied to the case of receiving a clock signal and a data signal through the single signal line, and is embodied such that a source driver for driving a display apparatus for achieving a high speed operation and a large screen has a characteristic insensitive to power noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SILICON WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Il Oh, Yun Tack Han, Hyun Kyu Jeon
  • Patent number: 9824626
    Abstract: The semiconductor device includes a transistor and a capacitor element which is electrically connected to a gate of the transistor. Charge held in the capacitor element according to total voltage of voltage corresponding to the threshold voltage of the transistor and image signal voltage is once discharged through the transistor, so that variation in current flowing in the transistor or mobility of the transistor can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 9817492
    Abstract: A wireless electronic pen set in association with a terminal device having a display is disclosed, the set comprising: a wireless electronic pen; a wireless stick communicating with the pen in a wireless manner, wherein the stick is physically and removably secured to the terminal device and communicates with the device in a wired manner, wherein the wireless electronic pen includes: a touch input unit to receive a touch input from a user; a first wireless communication unit to communicate with the stick; and a controller to enable the touch input to be sent to the device via the wireless communication unit, wherein the stick includes: a second wireless communication unit to communicate with the pen; and a connector electrically connected to the device, wherein the touch input is transferred via the second wireless communication unit and the connector to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Inchul Park
  • Patent number: 9747510
    Abstract: Techniques presented herein describe rotating text content rendered on a mobile device to a preferred orientation based on the mobile device orientation and language of the text content. A display tool executing on the mobile device detects an orientation of the mobile device changing from a first orientation to a second orientation. The mobile device currently displays the characters in the text content according to the first orientation. The display tool determines that the text content is written in a specified language. The display tool re-renders the display of the characters in the text content and any accompanying images according to the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian B. Jordan, Joseph N. Kozhaya, Michael T. Peters, David S. Richardson, Teppei Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 9741309
    Abstract: To suppress degradation of a transistor. A method for driving a liquid crystal display device has a first period and a second period. In the first period, a first transistor and a second transistor are alternately turned on and off repeatedly, and a third transistor and a fourth transistor are turned off. In the second period, the first transistor and the second transistor are turned off, and the third transistor and the fourth transistor are alternately turned on and off repeatedly. Accordingly, the time during which the transistor is on can be reduced, so that degradation of characteristics of the transistor can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kimura, Atsushi Umezaki
  • Patent number: 9727797
    Abstract: Techniques presented herein describe rotating text content rendered on a mobile device to a preferred orientation based on the mobile device orientation and language of the text content. A display tool executing on the mobile device detects an orientation of the mobile device changing from a first orientation to a second orientation. The mobile device currently displays the characters in the text content according to the first orientation. The display tool determines that the text content is written in a specified language. The display tool re-renders the display of the characters in the text content and any accompanying images according to the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adrian B. Jordan, Joseph N. Kozhaya, Michael T. Peters, David S. Richardson, Teppei Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 9721501
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display panel including a plurality of pixels arranged at a display area in column and row directions, the plurality of pixels being configured to receive power voltages; a voltage line associated with a pixel column, the voltage line being configured to apply a power voltage to the plurality of pixels included in the pixel column, the power voltage being supplied from a power line; and an auxiliary line coupled to a center node of the voltage line, the center node being located at a middle point of the voltage line, wherein the power voltage supplied from the power line is configured to be applied to the voltage line through the center node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Jin Cho, Deok-Young Choi, Young-In Hwang
  • Patent number: 9690389
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for controlling a keyboard to provide automatic compensation for force variation in sensitivity over time for a force sensing keyboard. In certain embodiments, an information handling system includes a keyboard control system software which can automatically compensate for this variation in sensitivity over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Charles D Hood, III
  • Patent number: 9684413
    Abstract: Touch screen apparatus, including a display unit including a touch surface, a number of light pulse emitting units for emitting light pulses over and across the touch surface, a number of light pulse receiving units for measuring amounts of light received from the light pulse emitting units, circuitry for selectively activating the light pulse emitting units and the light pulse receiving units, and a calculating unit to control the circuitry to provide a low-frequency idle mode and a high-frequency active mode, wherein only one of the light pulse emitting units and one of the light pulse receiving units are activated in the idle mode, and to determine that a light pulse in the idle mode is broken, based on the measured amounts of light received at the one receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Neonode Inc.
    Inventor: Magnus George Goertz
  • Patent number: 9681120
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product are provided for controlling stereo glasses. Left and right eye shutters of stereo glasses are controlled to switch between closed and open orientations and simultaneously remain in a fast switching orientation for a predetermined amount of time between the closed and open orientations. The fast switching orientation of each of the left and right eye shutters has at least one open time and at least one closed time. A duration from a first one of the at least one open time and the at least one closed time through a last one of the at least one open time and at least one closed time is equal to the predetermined mount of time. Each of the at least one open time of the fast switching orientation of each of the left and right eye shutters is shorter than or equal to 1/24 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Yi-Ou Hsu
  • Patent number: 9665335
    Abstract: A projector includes an optical modulation section, a projection section, a driving section driving the optical modulation section, a selection section selecting at least one electronic apparatus, a storage section storing each user name of a plurality of electronic apparatuses, a reception section receiving an input by a user on a projection surface, and a projection image creation section creating a projection image. The projection image creation section reflects an image drawn on the basis of the input received by the reception section onto the projection image, creates a selection image including a user name stored in the storage section, and reflects the selection image onto the projection image. When an input for selecting a user is received, the selection section selects an electronic apparatus corresponding to the selected user on the projection surface onto which the selection image is projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Eguchi, Takahiro Otsu, Mitsuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9666120
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device including an emission unit and a pixel circuit unit. The emission unit includes an organic light emitting diode. The pixel circuit unit includes a driving transistor, at least one or more switching transistors, a capacitor, a light blocking unit, and an opening in which the light blocking layer is not formed. The light blocking unit includes a light blocking layer which blocks light input to the pixel circuit unit. The pixel circuit unit is configured to drive the emission unit and selectively block the light input to the pixel circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seon Mi Lee, Woo Jin Nam