Patents Examined by Dorothy Harris
  • Patent number: 10345904
    Abstract: A tactile sensation providing apparatus determines a touched object and stores touch information based on the object in a memory unit 16. When an object in current touch information does not match an object in previous touch information stored in the memory unit 16, the tactile sensation providing unit 12 provides a first tactile sensation. When these objects match each other, the tactile sensation providing unit 12, based on the current touch information and the previous touch information, provides the first tactile sensation or a second tactile sensation, which is different from the first tactile sensation and provided with lower power than that for providing the first tactile sensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Takeda
  • Patent number: 10347173
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display and a method for driving the same are disclosed. The organic light emitting diode display includes a display panel including a plurality of pixels, a display panel driver configured to drive signal lines of the display panel, and a timing controller configured to divide one frame into a plurality of subframes, divide data of an input image at each bit, map the data of the input image to the plurality of subframes, control an operation of the display panel driver, and adjust data addressing speeds of the plurality of subframes for adjusting the emission times of the upper and lower display lines of the display panel differently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joonhee Lee, Sunghoon Kim, Jongmin Park
  • Patent number: 10325313
    Abstract: A four-pane, two-sided OLED teller window is provided. The teller window may include a first OLED pane, a second OLED pane, a third OLED pane, a fourth OLED pane, a first configurably-opaque layer and a second configurably-opaque layer. The first OLED pane may face a first direction. The third OLED pane may face a second direction. The first direction and the second direction may be substantially opposite directions. The first configurably-opaque layer may be located in between the first OLED pane and the third OLED pane. The second OLED pane may face the first direction. The fourth OLED pane may face the second direction. The second configurably-opaque layer may be located in between the second OLED pane and the fourth OLED pane. The first OLED pane and the second OLED pane may be situated side-by-side. The third OLED pane and the fourth OLED pane may be situation side-by-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Heddleson, Willard H. Waldron, III
  • Patent number: 10324322
    Abstract: Disclosed is an array substrate and touch display device which belongs to the technical filed of display and is able to solve the technical problem that in the existing technologies, the process of manufacturing an array substrate is too complex. The array substrate includes a drive scan line, a data line, a first common electrode, a second common electrode, a touch scan line, a common transistor, and a touch transistor. The first common electrode and the second common electrode are arranged in a spaced-apart manner. A source and a drain of the common transistor are connected respectively to the first common electrode and the second common electrode, and a gate of the common transistor is connected to the drive scan line. A source and a drain of the touch transistor are connected respectively to the data line and the second common electrode, and a gate of the touch transistor is connected to the touch scan line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yucheng Tsai, Yao Li Huang, Chang Cao
  • Patent number: 10318025
    Abstract: An auxiliary input device of an electronic device may include: a housing that comprises a first portion, a second portion that extends from the first portion in a first direction and on which a first input unit is disposed, and a third portion that extends from the second portion and on which a second input unit is disposed, wherein the housing is configured to be coupled to the outer surface of the electronic device at least one location thereof, wherein the at least one location corresponds to a predetermined short-cut function of the electronic device to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoung-Sun Lee, Byoung-Uk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10319269
    Abstract: A laser light source device includes a semiconductor laser, a current supplying unit to supply a driving current to the semiconductor laser, and a signal generator to generate current intensity data for setting an intensity of the driving current. The signal generator generates, for an input signal corresponding to continuous pixels for a same color, a plurality of sets of the current intensity data indicating current intensities different from each other, and transmits the plurality of sets of the current intensity data to the current supplying unit while sequentially switching the plurality of sets of the current intensity data. The current supplying unit drives the semiconductor laser based on the plurality of different sets of the current intensity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahisa Shiramizu, Tetsuro Mizushima, Junichi Mutoh, Susumu Uragami
  • Patent number: 10319314
    Abstract: A method for addressing a bistable electro-optic display having at least one pixel comprises applying an addressing pulse to drive the pixel to a first optical state; leaving the pixel undriven for a period of time, thereby permitting the pixel to assume a second optical state different from the first optical state; and applying to the pixel a refresh pulse which substantially restores the pixel to the first optical state, the refresh pulse being short relative to the addressing pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Guy M. Danner, Karl R. Amundson, Alexandros Cosmos Arango, Jay Britton Ewing, Robert W. Zehner
  • Patent number: 10268276
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses (100) has a frame (104) and lenses (102) mounted on the frame. A computer processor (130) is mounted on eyeglasses together with a plurality of cameras (105) and a digital projection system. IR sensors and/or dual zoom cameras may also be mounted on the glasses (100) and configured to track the movement of the user's hand (800).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: EYECAM, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Fisher, Bryan Davis, James Fisher, Andrew Merit, Paul Gautreaux
  • Patent number: 10248241
    Abstract: A digital signage system includes a transducer configured to transform a pressure to an electrical signal; a control apparatus configured to change information in association with the intensity of the electrical signal; and an output apparatus configured to output the information to an output target based on a command of the control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneaki Kondoh, Tomoaki Sugawara, Yuko Arizumi, Junichiro Natori, Mizuki Otagiri, Takahiro Imai
  • Patent number: 10228567
    Abstract: Principal rays of component lights output from a periphery side of respective positions of an image surface generated in an image generation unit forming an image display device are controlled in an intensity distribution control unit so that the principal rays may be inclined more largely toward a center optical axis side than principal rays of component lights output from a center side and output, control is performed so that lights are output in the strongest intensity distributions with respect to axial directions of the principal rays of the respective component lights of image lights output in the respective positions by the intensity distribution control unit, and further, the positions can be adjusted by adjustment of output angles of the respective component lights in response to an aspect ratio of the image surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Takagi, Takahiro Totani, Takashi Takeda, Akira Komatsu, Toshiaki Miyao
  • Patent number: 10222860
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes collecting, using biometric sensors, stress data associated with a user of a virtual reality device. The method may also include determining a stress level of the user based on the stress data. The method may also include retrieving historical data of the user. The method may also include monitoring a current environment of the user during a current virtual session. The method may also include identifying a safety hazard during the current virtual session based on the stress data and the current environment. The method may also include determining, using the historical data, virtual scenarios that affect the stress level of the user. The method may also include generating, using the determined virtual scenarios, a safe virtual scenario to eliminate the safety hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jim C. Chen, Rafal P. Konik, Ryan L. Rossiter
  • Patent number: 10191588
    Abstract: A capacitance detection device of a capacitance system includes: a capacitance sensor electrode for detecting a capacitance; a power source for supplying charges to be charged in the capacitance sensor electrode; an electric charge storage capacitor in which an amount of charges to be charged therein changes according to the electric charges charged in the capacitance sensor electrode; and a switch for changing a reference potential of the electric charge storage capacitor. The reference potential of the electric charge storage capacitor is changed in a period of measuring the capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Mamba, Koji Nagata, Koji Hayakawa, Kouichi Anno, Toshiyuki Kumagai, Tsutomu Furuhashi, Hisayoshi Kajiwara
  • Patent number: 10185427
    Abstract: A device and method for operating a capacitive input device configured to sense input objects and their applied force in a sensing region includes a pliable component having an input surface and a first substrate including a first plurality of sensor electrodes. The device also includes a support substrate spaced apart from the pliable component; a second substrate having a second plurality of sensor electrodes and a plurality of apertures; and a spacing layer disposed between the pliable component and the support substrate and having a plurality of raised features aligned with and facing away from the apertures of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Lin-Hsiang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10185490
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and an information processing method in which movement processing of the projected image is executed when first operation information indicating that change of instruction coordinates is within a predetermined range is not acquired, the movement processing of the projected image being based on second operation information involving transit from an instruction as to a first position to an instruction as to a second position on the projected image, and image processing of the projected image based on the second operation information is executed in a case where the first operation information has not been acquired, the second operation information being acquired after the first operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taisuke Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 10181017
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a touchscreen display operatively coupled to the processor; a sensor operatively coupled to the processor; and instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor to render targets to the touchscreen display, receive, via the touchscreen display, pattern information associated with the targets, receive sensor information via the sensor, and transition the device from a locked state to an unlocked state based at least in part on stored pattern information, the received pattern information and the received sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fergal Clarke, Carlos Munoz-Bustamante, Douglas Warren Robinson
  • Patent number: 10172194
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a light emitting element driving circuit including: a capacitive element; a current limiting section limiting a charging current for the capacitive element; a first constant current source stabilizing a discharging current supplied from the capacitive element to a light emitting element; and a switch controlling ON and OFF in supplying the discharging current to the light emitting element. The capacitive element is charged with electricity from the power source circuit in the preceding stage through the current limiting section. Also, the electric charges in the capacitive element are discharged in the form of a given discharging current for the discharging time period, and the light emitting element emits light in accordance with the given discharging current. In this case, the charging current for the capacitive element is limited by the current limiting section in such a way that the current value thereof becomes small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Norimasa Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10168822
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a display control unit for controlling a display unit for displaying an image, the display control unit being configured to display a plurality of represented images that represent a plurality of image groups classified depending on related information of the images on the display unit in a first display mode, and display related images relating to the represented images between a plurality of the represented images displayed in the first display mode depending on a user input on the display unit in a second display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Junichirou Sakata, Kazuma Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10170029
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel; a voltage generator to output a gate on voltage to a voltage output terminal; a clock generator to receive the gate on voltage to generate at least one clock signal; a gate driving circuit including a plurality of driving stages to output gate signals to gate lines in response to the at least one clock signal, each of the driving stages including at least one transistor to adjust a threshold voltage based on a back bias control voltage; and a signal controller to detect a current variation of the voltage output terminal and including a back bias controller to search for the back bias control voltage to minimize a consumption current level of the voltage output terminal while changing the back bias control voltage from a default voltage level when the detected current variation is greater than a reference level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bonghyun You, Seokha Hong, Soo-yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10165633
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a light emitting element driving circuit including: a capacitive element; a current limiting section limiting a charging current for the capacitive element; a first constant current source stabilizing a discharging current supplied from the capacitive element to a light emitting element; and a switch controlling ON and OFF in supplying the discharging current to the light emitting element. The capacitive element is charged with electricity from the power source circuit in the preceding stage through the current limiting section. Also, the electric charges in the capacitive element are discharged in the form of a given discharging current for the discharging time period, and the light emitting element emits light in accordance with the given discharging current. In this case, the charging current for the capacitive element is limited by the current limiting section in such a way that the current value thereof becomes small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Norimasa Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10163154
    Abstract: A four-pane, two-sided OLED teller window is provided. The teller window may include a first OLED pane, a second OLED pane, a third OLED pane, a fourth OLED pane, a first configurably-opaque layer and a second configurably-opaque layer. The first OLED pane may face a first direction. The third OLED pane may face a second direction. The first direction and the second direction may be substantially opposite directions. The first configurably-opaque layer may be located in between the first OLED pane and the third OLED pane. The second OLED pane may face the first direction. The fourth OLED pane may face the second direction. The second configurably-opaque layer may be located in between the second OLED pane and the fourth OLED pane. The first OLED pane and the second OLED pane may be situated side-by-side. The third OLED pane and the fourth OLED pane may be situation side-by-side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Heddleson, Willard H. Waldron, III