Patents Examined by Duane N Taylor, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10410596
    Abstract: A gate driving circuit including an input terminal, N delay units, a control signal bus, N buffer units and N output pads is disclosed. The input terminal receives a timing control signal including a total delay time. The N delay units are connected to the input terminal in order. Delay times of N delay units are adjustable and a sum of them is the total delay time. The control signal bus determines delay times of N delay units respectively according to the timing control signal. A first buffer unit of N buffer units is coupled between the input terminal and a first delay unit of N delay units; a second buffer unit, a third buffer unit . . . and an N-th buffer unit are coupled between two corresponding delay units respectively. The N output pads, correspondingly coupled to the N buffer units, output N gate driving signals respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Raydium Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Yao Tsung Chang, Chih Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10388714
    Abstract: Provided are an organic light-emitting display panel and a display terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xian Chen, Lijing Han, Lu Liu
  • Patent number: 10388236
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device that performs phase inversion drive in which a phase of a polarity of a data voltage is inverted in predetermined timing while performing frame inversion drive in which a positive-polarity data voltage and a negative-polarity data voltage are alternately output to a data line in each one or plurality of frames. In a first frame immediately after the phase is inverted, the source driver outputs a second data voltage to the data line in initial first periods of a horizontal scanning period, the second data voltage being closer to the common voltage than a first data voltage corresponding to input image data, and outputs the first data voltage to the data line in a second period after the first period in the horizontal scanning period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Noguchi, Toshiki Onishi, Yoshihisa Ooishi
  • Patent number: 10373293
    Abstract: A first image and a second image with resolutions different from each other are generated from an image captured by an imaging unit, and the first image and the second image are subject to different types of image processing. A virtual image is generated by calculating a position and an orientation of the imaging unit based on the processed first image. A composite image is generated by combining the generated virtual image with the second image subjected to the image processing, and the generated composite image is used as a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihito Taketani
  • Patent number: 10366661
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a plurality of light modulation elements configured to modulate light from a light source for each color, and a driver configured to drive the plurality of light modulation elements using drive signals in accordance with a digital drive method. The driver makes different from one another start timings of the drive signals corresponding to one frame period for the plurality of light modulation elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masao Ono
  • Patent number: 10353485
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multifunction input device, such as, a keyboard. The multifunction input device has a capacitive sensing layer that enables a user to use the multifunction input device as standard keyboard and also as a touch sensitive surface such as, for example, a trackpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chang Zhang, Dayu Qu, Golnaz Abdollahian, Paul X. Wang, Ray L. Chang, John Buckmaster
  • Patent number: 10353580
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a detection unit for detecting pressure applied by user input performed on a touch screen; a determination unit for determining which of two or more input states the user input belongs to, in accordance with the pressure detected by the detection unit; and an operation control unit for enabling or disabling a limitation imposed on operation with a user interface displayed on the touch screen, in accordance with the state of the user input determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihito Ohki, Yusuke Miyazawa, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10353527
    Abstract: A display device with a capacitive touch panel includes a laminate between a display panel and a cover layer, the laminate having a circularly polarizing plate, a first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer. The circularly polarizing plate includes a substrate and a polarizing plate. The first conductive layer, the second conductive layer, and the substrate are positioned closer to the display panel than is the polarizing plate, and the first conductive layer is positioned closer to the cover layer than is the second conductive layer. The first and second conductive layers are arranged apart from each other in a stacking direction so as to form a capacitive touch sensor. One of the first and second conductive layers is formed on one surface of the substrate. The substrate has an optical film with a phase difference of ?/4. The polarizing plate has a polarizing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoshima, Shunsuke Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10346118
    Abstract: An on-vehicle operation device includes an operation unit, a first display device, a second display device and an electronic control unit. The electronic control unit is configured to control the second display to display a plurality of second images each indicating a second predetermined function and calculate a distance or a length of a trajectory between a first position and a second position. The first position corresponds to a first coordinate starting the touch input at the operation unit. The second position corresponds to a second coordinate ending the touch input at the operation unit. The electronic control unit is configured to perform an off trigger including execution of the second predetermined function associated with the second position when the distance or the length of the trajectory is equal to or smaller than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Kumon
  • Patent number: 10347214
    Abstract: A display matrix, a display device and an associated display method are provided. The display matrix includes a first display device and a second display device. The first display device transmits a source image at a first transmitting time point. The second display device is serially connected to the first display device via a daisy chain. The first display device and the second display device are arranged in a matrix. The second display device receives the source image via the daisy chain at a second receiving time point. The first display device displays the source image at a first display time point. The first display time point is the same as or later than the second receiving time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pi-Chang Chiu, Kuo-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 10339860
    Abstract: What is disclosed are systems and methods of compensation of images produced by active matrix light emitting diode device (AMOLED) and other emissive displays. The electrical output of a pixel is compared with a reference value to adjust an input for the pixel. In some embodiments an integrator is used to integrate a pixel current and a reference current using controlled integration times to generate values for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gholamreza Chaji
  • Patent number: 10340297
    Abstract: Deterioration of image quality in a display device due to kickback voltages may be reduced or prevented by varying parasite capacitance, the size of the semiconductor layer, and/or storage capacitance in each of thin film transistors for the pixels in the display. Various embodiments of display devices capable of reducing or preventing kickback voltages are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwihyun Kim, Yoon-jang Kim, Sungryul Kim, Yunseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10338719
    Abstract: Pressure applied to the surface of a first panel is measured by a simple beam-type pressure-sensing assembly, said pressure-sensing assembly being in contact with the first panel and a second panel by means of first supports and a second support. When a user applies pressure to a pressing area, the pressure is transferred to an elastic bearing plate; the pressure is then evenly concentrated on the elastic bearing plate; having pressure applied thereto, the elastic bearing plate is then deformed; a pressure sensor detects the deformation of the elastic bearing plate, and then the pressure sensor outputs a pressure signal to a pressure-sensing detection circuit to analyze, process, and then output to a processor for execution of an operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN NEW DEGREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hao Li
  • Patent number: 10338698
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system supports improved interactive control processes/services. These interactive control processes/services include detecting movement of a controller associated with a virtual reality (VR) environment, determining an angle of rotation based on the movement, determining a magnitude of force associated with the movement, determining a path in the VR environment that corresponds to the angle of rotation and the magnitude of force, and projecting the path in the VR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: James Beach, Hao Chi, Jin Zhang, Mark Gadzikowski, Dustin Boyle, Jonathan Courney
  • Patent number: 10324545
    Abstract: An optical navigation device including an image sensor, a navigation engine, a smoothing engine and an adjusting interface. The image sensor generates image frames. The navigation engine calculates displacement according to the image frames. The smoothing engine changes a smoothing level for smoothing the calculated displacement according to a trigger signal sent from the adjusting interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Zi-Hao Tan, Kevin Len-Li Lim
  • Patent number: 10324578
    Abstract: A touch screen panel includes first and second sense cells on a same layer and coupling patterns that couple adjacent ones of the first sense cells and adjacent ones of the second sense cells to each other, respectively. The coupling patterns do not cross with each other, thereby improving the ability of the coupling patterns to withstand static electricity. A dummy line formed of a same material as the sense cells may be formed between the first and second sense cells, and the dummy line is electrically coupled to a guard ring located in an area outside of a display area of the touch screen panel, making it possible to overcome the effects of static electricity applied to the front surface of the touch screen panel as well as the side surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Youb Kim, Won-Kyu Kwak, Brent Jang
  • Patent number: 10319299
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display unit in which the method includes: forming a transistor on a substrate, in which a first direction to be scanned by an ion implantation apparatus intersects with a second direction to be scanned by an Excimer Laser Anneal apparatus; and forming a display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiichiro Jinta
  • Patent number: 10311810
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of data lines; a plurality of gate lines and a pixel array including a plurality of subpixels formed of first-color to fourth-color subpixels. The plurality of subpixels has a first arrangement or a second arrangement. The first arrangement is an arrangement in which in each row of the pixel array two of the first-color to fourth-color subpixels is interleaved. The second arrangement is a different arrangement than the first arrangement in which in each row of the pixel array two of the first-color to fourth-color subpixels are interleaved. A data driver is configured to drive the pixel array according to a first driving method when the pixel array has the first arrangement and drive the pixel array according to at least one second driving method that is different from the first driving method when the pixel array has the second arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wookyu Sang
  • Patent number: 10303259
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments present depth-based user interaction systems facilitating natural and immersive user interactions. Particularly, various embodiments integrate immersive visual presentations with natural and fluid gesture motions. This integration facilitates more rapid user adoption and more precise user interactions. Some embodiments may take advantage of the particular form factors disclosed herein to accommodate user interactions. For example, dual depth sensor arrangements in a housing atop the interface's display may facilitate depth fields of view accommodating more natural gesture recognition than may be otherwise possible. In some embodiments, these gestures may be organized into a framework for universal control of the interface by the user and for application-specific control of the interface by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: YouSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph Brunner, Andrew Emmett Seligman, Hsin-Yi Chien, John Philip Stoddard, Po-Jui Chen, Elon Sharton-Bierig, Sierra Justine Gaston, Vivi Brunner
  • Patent number: 10304386
    Abstract: A display device includes a switching element having a first input/output terminal electrically connected to a first signal line, a first wiring electrically connected to a second input/output terminal of the switching element, a transistor having a gate electrode connected to the first wiring, a second wiring electrically connected to a source or drain of the transistor, a pixel electrode connected to the second wiring, a first insulating layer which is arranged between the first wiring and the second wiring and is arranged between the first wiring and the pixel electrode, a second insulating layer between the first insulating layer and pixel electrode, and a conducting layer between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer, the conducting layer including a region overlapping the pixel electrode. The conducting layer includes a dividing groove dividing the conducting layer into a plurality of regions at a region overlapping the pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ogawa, Hiroshi Tabatake, Hiroyuki Kimura, Tetsuo Morita, Makoto Shibusawa