Patents Examined by Duane N Taylor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11150771
    Abstract: A touch panel and a display device are provided. The touch panel includes a substrate; a base layer located on a side of the substrate, the base layer being provided with at least one groove, and each groove being located between two adjacent first sub-electrodes in a first direction and located between two adjacent second sub-electrodes in a second direction; at least one bridge electrode, each bridge electrode being located in the groove; a filling layer located on a side of the bridge electrode away from the groove; at least one connection electrode, each connection electrode being located on a side of the filling layer away from the groove, and configured to connect two adjacent first sub-electrodes in the first direction; where each bridge electrode is configured to connect two adjacent second sub-electrodes in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huaisen Ren, Yuanzheng Guo, Wei Xia, Jie Li, Peng Hou
  • Patent number: 11144165
    Abstract: A proximity sensor is arranged with a first electrode input with a first signal, a second electrode input with a second signal different from the first signal, a third electrode arranged closer to the first electrode than the second electrode, and the second signal has a reverse phase of the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakanishi, Naoki Takada, Fumitaka Gotoh, Shota Hosaka
  • Patent number: 11145234
    Abstract: The present application discloses a screen projecting method, an apparatus, a device and a storage medium. A specific implementation is: receiving a request for screen projecting from a terminal device, where the request for screen projecting includes indication information of content to be screen-projected; acquiring the content to be screen-projected according to the request for screen projecting; receiving a first initiating message of at least one screen projecting source from a target projecting device, and determining a target screen projecting source from the at least one screen projecting source; and sending the content to be screen-projected and an identifier of the target screen projecting source to the target projecting device, where the identifier of the target screen projecting source indicates to the target projecting device to display the content to be screen-projected through the target screen projecting source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD., SHANGHAI XIAODU TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Baoming Li, Cheng Liu, Xinghui Li, Bingyu Yang
  • Patent number: 11143806
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display may be provided with an array of pixels each of which includes subpixels formed from organic light-emitting diodes. The electronic device may have support structures such as a head-mountable frame or other head-mountable support structure. Optical structures such as lenses may be provided through which the array of pixels is viewable by a user. The array of pixels and the lenses or other optical structures may be supported by the head-mounted support structure. Light spreading structures may overlap the array of pixels to enhance the fill factor of the pixels. The light spreading structures may be formed from a fiber bundle layer, an array of microlenses, or other optical structures that laterally spread light that has been emitted by the organic light-emitting diodes and thereby enhances the fill factor of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Carbone, Cheng Chen, Enkhamgalan Dorjgotov
  • Patent number: 11132951
    Abstract: A pixel circuit, a pixel driving method and a display device are provided. The pixel circuit includes a light-emitting element, a driving unit, a light-emitting control unit, a driving control unit, an energy storage unit, a first reset unit and a second reset unit, the first reset unit is configured to write a first voltage output by a first voltage line into a first terminal of the driving unit under control of the reset control line; the second reset unit is configured to write an initial voltage output by an initial voltage line into a control terminal of the driving unit under control of the reset control line; the driving unit is configured to drive the light-emitting element to emit light under control of the control terminal of the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: MIANYANG BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yinglong Huang, Bingwei Yang, Wenbao Gao
  • Patent number: 11134593
    Abstract: A touch substrate and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The touch substrate includes a base substrate including a touch area and a light shielding area surrounding the touch area. A first ground wiring and a second ground wiring which lies in a different layer from the first ground wiring are disposed in the light shielding area. The first ground wiring includes a first terminal exposed on a surface of the touch substrate. The second ground wiring includes a second terminal exposed on the surface of the touch substrate. The first terminal and the second terminal do not overlap with each other in a direction perpendicular to the base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Tian, Xiaodong Xie, Shifeng Xu, Jing Wang, Ming Zhang
  • Patent number: 11123961
    Abstract: The present invention provides a precursor film for producing a conductive film, the precursor film including: a substrate; a primer layer disposed on the substrate; and a plated layer precursor layer disposed on the primer layer, in which the plated layer precursor layer includes a bifunctional radical-polymerizable monomer and a polymer having a functional group which interacts with a plating catalyst or a precursor of the plating catalyst, and the bifunctional radical-polymerizable monomer has 25 to 100 atoms in a main chain of a linking chain which links two radical-polymerizable groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Jiro Tsukahara, Takeshi Narita
  • Patent number: 11120743
    Abstract: A pixel driving circuit includes a driving transistor connected in series between a first power supply voltage terminal and a second power supply voltage terminal. The driving transistor has a control terminal electrically connected to a first node, a first terminal electrically connected to a second node, and a second terminal electrically connected to a third node. The second node is located between the first power supply voltage terminal and the driving transistor. The third node is located between the second power supply voltage terminal and the driving transistor. A light-emitting element is connected in series between the third node and the second power supply voltage terminal. A voltage maintaining module is configured to maintain a voltage of the third node unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SEEYA OPTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenwei Xu
  • Patent number: 11121719
    Abstract: A 3D input system and an angle encoder are disclosed. The 3D input system comprises a computing device and one or more position sensing gloves. The position sensing glove comprises a plurality of angle encoders each installed thereon at a location about a finger joint. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) is installed on the glove. A firmware uses data from the angle encoders and IMU to calculate fingertip positions in a 3D space. The firmware generates keystrokes on a virtual keyboard based on the fingertip positions. The angle encoder comprises a first and a second components rotatable with respect to each other, and an encoder pattern comprising codewords for indicating the angle between the first and second components. The encoder pattern comprises a set of base encoder channels coded with a conventional Gray code, and a set of Booster channels for improving the resolution of angle measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ZEROKEY INC.
    Inventors: Matthew William Lowe, Vahid Dehghanian
  • Patent number: 11114520
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a display area and a non-display area, signal wires disposed in the display area, connection wires disposed in the display area and electrically connected to the signal wires, and touch electrodes disposed on the connection wires. The connection wires include diagonal portions extending in a diagonal direction, and first protrusion patterns protruding from the diagonal portions of the connection wires. Parts of the first protrusion patterns overlap the touch electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jang Mi Kang, Cheol Gon Lee, Jae Yong Jang, Mee Hye Jung
  • Patent number: 11107405
    Abstract: A pixel compensation circuit unit, a pixel circuit, and a display device are provided in the disclosure. The pixel compensation circuit unit may include a reset power supply line, a reset control circuit, a bridge circuit, and at least two pixel compensation circuits. The at least two pixel compensation circuits are coupled to the reset power supply line, respectively; the reset control circuit is coupled to the reset power supply line and the bridge circuit, respectively; and the at least two pixel compensation circuits are coupled by the bridge circuit. A plurality of pixel compensation circuits may share one reset power supply line, thereby reducing the number of reset power supply lines and simplifying the structure of the pixel compensation circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuhsiung Feng
  • Patent number: 11102460
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus, a display apparatus, and an image processing and display apparatus and method. The image processing and display apparatus includes a data acquisition module, a data conversion and storage module, a data analysis module, a light-emitting module, and an image modulation module. The data conversion and storage module stores brightness data of a color of each pixel of an image as N-bit grayscale data based on data of a highest brightness of the color of the image and stores a brightness increase index of the color of the image. The light-emitting module adjusts emitted illumination light of the color based on the brightness increase index, so that the image modulation module modulates the illumination light of the color based on the N-bit grayscale data to modulate a displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Appotronics Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Yi Li
  • Patent number: 11097188
    Abstract: A system, method, and graphical user interface for playing games and/or executing applications on a tablet-based client. One embodiment of a graphical user interface (GUI) for playing a video game on a tablet-based client device comprises: a virtual controller rendered on a display of the tablet computer, the virtual controller substantially mimicking the control provided by a thumb stick of a physical game controller and providing omnidirectional, free-form movement in a synchronous direction in which a user moves a finger on the display of the tablet-based client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Joshuah Vincent, Nico Benitez, Emily Adams, Jan Chong, Ryan Cook, Paul Marshall, Pierpaolo Baccichet, Matt Piotrowski, Collin Carey, Kevin Koleckar
  • Patent number: 11086433
    Abstract: A display panel includes: a first substrate and a second substrate oppositely disposed; and a common electrode layer, a plurality of touch signal lines and a plurality of redundant signal lines disposed on a side of the first substrate facing the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yin Deng, Chengwei Ji, Shiqi Chen, Chunmiao Tang, Tian Wei
  • Patent number: 11073957
    Abstract: a touch panel and a display device are provided, the touch panel includes: a plurality of columns of touch units, each column of touch units includes a plurality of touch units arranged along a first direction, and at least one touch unit in a same column of touch units comprises a plurality of first electrode patterns and a plurality of second electrode patterns arranged in parallel, each of the first electrode patterns and the second electrode patterns has a ribbon shape and extends along the first direction, the plurality of first electrode patterns and the plurality of second electrode patterns are alternately arranged along the second direction, the second direction and the first direction intersect each other, and the first electrode patterns and the second electrode patterns are electrically insulated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guiyu Zhang, Hongqiang Luo, Yichen Jiang
  • Patent number: 11068115
    Abstract: A touch screen panel is provided and includes an electrode layer. The electrode layer includes a first induction electrode and a second induction electrode. The first induction electrode includes a plurality of first induction electrode units. The adjacent first induction electrode units are electrically connected by the bridge layer. Both the first induction electrode units and the second induction electrode are strip-shaped. The position of long sides of the first induction electrode units corresponds to the position of long sides of the second induction electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoliang Feng
  • Patent number: 11069767
    Abstract: A display driving circuit and a display device including the same are provided. The display driving circuit includes a source driver which applies source data to a display panel, a power supply unit which receives an external voltage from a power module to generate an internal voltage and a logic unit which is supplied with the internal voltage to control the source driver, wherein the logic unit includes a voltage variable determination logic which determines whether a supply voltage including the internal voltage and the external voltage is changed, thereby generating a voltage variable signal, and a voltage control logic which receives the voltage variable signal to change the supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Min Cheon, Dong Wook Suh, Ji Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11061248
    Abstract: A noncontact operation detecting device includes a detecting means configured to be able to detect whether or not an object is present at each of a plurality of points to be observed, which are set in a space, an operation decision section configured to determine, on the basis of a detection result detected by the detecting means, whether or not a gesture operation has been performed, and an aerial image displaying device configured to be able to display an aerial image showing locations of the plurality of points to be observed, in the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., UTSUNOMIYA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yuichi Tsunekawa, Kazuhito Kawamura, Hirotsugu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11064278
    Abstract: An audio apparatus and a camera including the audio apparatus. The audio apparatus includes an audio transducer electronically connectable to a camera unit, and an audio transducer holder being mechanically connectable to the camera unit and having an audio transducer container being configured to receive the audio transducer and being provided with a spring element allowing the audio transducer to be pushed into the audio transducer container in a first direction and resiliently forcing the audio transducer outward relative to the audio transducer container such that, when the audio apparatus is installed in the camera and the camera is in an assembled state including the removable cover, the audio transducer is forced into abutment against an inside of the removable cover of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Daniel Andersson, Josef Eid
  • Patent number: 11061473
    Abstract: A method of updating a cornea model for a cornea of an eye is disclosed, as well as a corresponding system and storage medium. The method comprises controlling a display to display a stimulus at a first depth, wherein the display is capable of displaying objects at different depths, receiving first sensor data obtained by an eye tracking sensor while the stimulus is displayed at the first depth by the display, controlling the display to display a stimulus at a second depth, wherein the second depth is different than the first depth, receiving second sensor data obtained by the eye tracking sensor while the stimulus is displayed at the second depth by the display, and updating the cornea model based on the first sensor data and the second sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Mark Ryan, Jonas Sjöstrand, Erik Lindén, Pravin Rana