Patents Examined by Dwayne Bost
  • Patent number: 9666144
    Abstract: A image display method is disclosed including: providing a liquid crystal panel including a plurality of pixel units; dividing the liquid crystal panel into a plurality of display units including a first display area which includes a pixel unit, a number of which is a, and a second display area which includes a pixel unit, a number of which is b, wherein, the a and the b are integers larger than 0; providing a data signal of an image; dividing a grayscale G of the data signal of the image corresponding to the pixel unit into a first grayscale Gm and a second grayscale Gs; inputting the first grayscale Gm to the pixel unit of the first display area, inputting the second grayscale Gs to the pixel unit of the second display area, and displaying the image. An image display system realizing the above display method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 9645659
    Abstract: The present application provides an electronic device having a first operating mode and a second operating mode, and including a body; a first rotating structure connected with the body; a supporting part connected with the body via the first rotating structure; a second rotating structure; a base connected with the supporting part via the second rotating structure. Specifically, the body is substantially perpendicular to the base when the electronic device is in the first operating mode; and the body is substantially parallel to the base when the electronic device is in the second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhe Yang, Changyu Sun, Ning Le, Liyuan Gan, Fenglang Li
  • Patent number: 9588668
    Abstract: Methods of displaying information on an electronic device have a first touchscreen display and a second touchscreen display are disclosed. As the user enters inputs on the first touchscreen display, the second touchscreen displays the results of the user's inputs on the first touchscreen display. Either touchscreen can be used as an input device. Display information generated by an application can be the same on both displays. Alternatively, the first and second displays comprise a single, larger screen. An single application can address the displays as distinct devices. A touchscreen display can be dedicated to a single application, or a single instance of an application such that the two displays can run different applications, or different instances of the same application. In conjunction with a wireless communications module, the electronic device can be used as a portable teleconferencing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Imerj, LLC
    Inventor: Mo Selim
  • Patent number: 9582127
    Abstract: An input device including: a display device including a first display region; a plurality of sensor electrodes configured for capacitive sensing, where the plurality of sensor electrodes overlap at least a portion of the first display region; and a processing system operatively connected to the plurality of sensor electrodes and configured to: output a placement guide graphic on the first display region, where the placement guide provides alignment indication for a feature of an input object; generate a pressure-gauge graphic based on pressure exerted on the input device by the input object; send the pressure-gauge graphic for display while the input object is still in contact with the input device; obtain, based on resulting signals received with at least one sensor electrode of the plurality of sensor electrodes, a first capacitive image including the input object; and authenticate a user based on at least the first capacitive image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Tom Vandermeijden
  • Patent number: 9576558
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally provide an input device with display screens that periodically update (refresh) the screen by selectively driving common electrodes corresponding to pixels in a display line. In general, the input devices drive each electrode until each display line (and each pixel) of a display frame is updated. In addition to updating the display, the input device may perform capacitive sensing using the display screen as a proximity sensing area. To do this, the input device may interleave periods of capacitive sensing between periods of updating the display based on a display frame. For example, the input device may update the first half of display lines of the display screen, pause display updating, perform capacitive sensing, and finish updating the rest of the display lines. Further still, the input device may use common electrodes for both updating the display and performing capacitive sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Petr Shepelev, Adam Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9575653
    Abstract: A method, system and electronic device are provided for processing touch inputs on a touchscreen display. A starting touch input is detected on a document displayed at an initial scale on the touchscreen. If the starting touch input is within a disambiguation region for a number of interactive elements in the document, while contact is maintained on the display a further view of the document at an enlarged scale is displayed showing the area of the touch input. When an ending touch input is detected, one interactive element may be selected according to the location of the ending touch input, and an interaction function, such as requesting a resource hyperlinked by the selected interactive element, is automatically initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael Ian Barkway
  • Patent number: 9575709
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display device, the display device includes a display screen, at least one laser device, a microprocessor and at least one reflection stripe. The display screen is consisted by at least two displays arranged at a matrix, and each display includes frames. The laser device includes a laser scanning system and a laser projector. The microprocessor is used to process image, then transfer the image to the at least two displays and the laser projector of the at least one laser device respectively. The at least one reflection stripe covers the frames between each two of the at least two displays, the laser projector project the image to the reflection stripe, the image displayed on the display screen and the image projected on the reflection stripe by the laser projector form a complete picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jen-Tsorng Chang
  • Patent number: 9570023
    Abstract: A display panel including a plurality of pixels. A first pixel among the plurality of pixels includes a first subpixel, which further includes a first subpixel electrode, a first switching element configured to apply a data voltage to the first subpixel electrode, and a second switching element applying a boosting voltage to the first subpixel electrode. The first pixel further includes a second subpixel including a second subpixel electrode and a third switching element applying the data voltage to the low pixel electrode. Accordingly, display quality and reliability of the display panel may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-Hak Jeong, Gak-Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 9563304
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sense unit operable to sense a plurality of first signals transmitted on one or more vertical lines and one or more horizontal lines of a touch sensor, the one or more vertical lines and the one or more horizontal lines operable to drive the plurality of first signals. The apparatus also includes a drive unit operable to transmit, in response to the sense unit sensing at least one of the plurality of first signals, a second signal to the one or more vertical lines and the one or more horizontal lines, the second signal changing an effective charge of the one or more vertical lines and the one or more horizontal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Brunet, Luben H. Hristov, Trond J. Pedersen, Iqbal Sharif
  • Patent number: 9558637
    Abstract: Systems and methods for haptic conversion are described. One disclosed method includes the steps of: determining a characteristic of a target user interface device having a target haptic output device, determining a source haptic effect associated with a source user interface device having a source haptic output device; converting the source haptic effect to a target haptic effect, the conversion based at least in part on the characteristic of the target haptic output device, and generating a haptic signal associated with the target haptic effect, the haptic signal configured to cause the target haptic output device to output the target haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Robert W Heubel, Danny Grant
  • Patent number: 9552090
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a substrate; a sensing electrode provided on the substrate to sense a position. A wire is electrically connected to the sensing electrode and a ground wire is provided adjacent to the wire. The ground wire includes a first dummy part which extends in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Su Choe, Hyun Min Nah, Seung Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 9552087
    Abstract: In a multi-layer body with a carrier and at least one conduction layer first areas and second areas are galvanically isolated from each other by third areas. In the third area sections are omitted from conductor traces and replaced by replacement pieces. The multi-layer body thereby has an optically homogeneous effect (e.g. is uniformly transparent or uniformly reflective).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: PolyIC GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Ullmann, Walter Fix, Manfred Walter, Merlin Welker, Jurgen Krumm, Mathias Maul, Toblias Menger
  • Patent number: 9552089
    Abstract: An electrode matrix that is used for capacitive sensing may be integrated into a display panel of an input device. In one embodiment, source drivers may be mounted on the display panel which drive the display signals and capacitive sensing signals into the display panel. In one embodiment, the capacitive sensing signals may be routed on traces or lines that are interleaved on the same layer as the source lines used for setting a voltage on the pixels in the display panel during display updating. Using the interleaved traces, the source drivers may drive the capacitive sensing signals in parallel to a plurality of the electrodes in the matrix in a predefined pattern that spans one or more sensing cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lukanc, Stephen L. Morein, Christopher A. Ludden, Greg P. Semeraro, Joseph Kurth Reynolds, Petr Shepelev, Thomas Mackin
  • Patent number: 9552762
    Abstract: There is provided a self-luminous display device including a deterioration amount acquisition section configured to acquire a cumulative deterioration amount for each of a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix shape on a screen, each of the pixels including a light emitting element which emits light by itself in accordance with a current amount, a deterioration amount calculation section configured to calculate a deterioration amount when an image is displayed based on a supplied video signal in each of the pixels by using a deterioration characteristic determined in accordance with a luminance of the video signal, and a cumulative information update section configured to reflect the cumulative deterioration amount acquired by the deterioration amount acquisition section in the deterioration amount calculated by the deterioration amount calculation section, and to update the reflected cumulative deterioration amount as a new cumulative deterioration amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Inoue, Yohei Funatsu, Takashi Uchida
  • Patent number: 9547386
    Abstract: A touch projection system includes a light source device, a micromirror device, and an image-capturing device. The micromirror device can provide three reflection directions. The micromirror device can selectively reflect projection light emitted by the light source device in one of the reflection directions to project the reflected projection light onto a screen to form an image. The micromirror device also can reflect image light from the screen in another one of the reflection directions. Further, the micromirror device can reflect the image light from the screen in the other one of the reflection directions, which has a larger deflection angle, to be received by the image-capturing device, for example for determining a touch operation performed on the screen. Thereby, the limitation of structural interference by other components to the image-capturing device is reduced, so that the touch projection system can be assembled in a compact configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Hung Hsiao, Ying-Fang Lin
  • Patent number: 9542021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a touch screen sensor substrate, to a touch screen sensor, and to a touch screen panel comprising same. The touch screen sensor substrate according to the present invention comprises: a plurality of sensing units formed of electrodes connected into a pattern of a predetermined direction at one surface of a base; and a connection unit which is formed of electrodes connected into a pattern of a direction which is the same as or similar to the direction of the pattern of the sensing units, and which connects the sensing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MIRAENANOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Jin Ryu, Hyung Bae Choi, Ki Won Park, Ung Sang Lee, Kyung Hyun Jang
  • Patent number: 9542017
    Abstract: An illumination display switching device includes a switch knob slidable with respect to a push button-type switch. The switch knob includes a display operation part including a display design and a non-display design, a lock arm that is vertically hung from a central portion of the display operation part and connected to the push button-type switch, a light guide member that is vertically hung from the display operation part positioned near the light source, and an interconnection light guide member that interconnects the light guide member, a base of the lock arm and the display design. The display design is illuminated from a backside by emission light of the light source through the light guide member and the interconnection light guide member. The lock arm, the light guide member and the interconnection light guide member are integrally molded with the display design by the light-transmitting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu Sakai
  • Patent number: 9542023
    Abstract: An electrode matrix that is used for capacitive sensing may be integrated into a display panel of an input device. In one embodiment, source drivers may be mounted on the display panel which drive the display signals and capacitive sensing signals into the display panel. In one embodiment, the capacitive sensing signals may be routed on wires or lines that are interleaved on the same layer as the source lines used for setting a voltage on the pixels in the display panel during display updating. Using the interleaved wires, the source drivers may drive the capacitive sensing signals in parallel to a plurality of the electrodes in the matrix in a predefined pattern that spans one or more touch cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lukanc, Stephen L. Morein, Christopher A. Ludden, Greg P. Semeraro, Joseph Kurth Reynolds, Petr Shepelev
  • Patent number: 9535467
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a position control apparatus using a joystick, capable of restricting motion of an object when pressure acting on the object is sensed and the pressure is applied thereto. The position control apparatus using a joystick includes a stick unit, a sensing unit, a motor, and a pressing unit. The stick unit includes a stick bar which is capable of rotating about a point between one end and the other end thereof when a load is applied to one end thereof. The sensing unit senses a rotation position of the stick unit. The motor is driven when pressure is measured by a pressure sensor. The pressing unit applies pressure to the stick bar by driving the motor in proportional to the pressure measured by the pressure sensor, so as to prevent the stick bar from rotating in an increasing direction of the pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Jun Hyup Shin
  • Patent number: 9530343
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a gray-scale correction method of a display panel, comprising: selecting a plurality of measurement points and specifying a reference point; specifying a plurality of measurement gray-scales, and, under each measurement gray-scale, measuring actual gray-scale of each measurement point when the brightness thereof reaches a reference brightness, wherein the reference brightness is the brightness of the reference point; determining a gray-scale correction coefficient of each measurement point under each measurement gray-scale according to the corresponding relationship between the actual gray-scale and the measurement gray-scale, and establishing an original gray-scale correction coefficient table; extending the original gray-scale correction coefficient table to a gray-scale correction coefficient table of pixel points of the display panel under all gray-scales through linear interpolation algorithm; when a data voltage is to be applied to a pixel point under a gray-scale, sear
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hua Zheng