Patents Examined by Fred Tzeng
  • Patent number: 10296119
    Abstract: According to an example, a device may comprise a touchscreen light guide assembly, a lens disposed on the touchscreen light guide assembly, and a printed circuit board including a relief cut on an edge of the printed circuit board. The relief cut may be to receive the touchscreen light guide assembly and to allow the lens to extend into the printed circuit board relief cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Cameron Hutchings, Stewart R. Wyatt, Scott David Hahn
  • Patent number: 10297781
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a plurality of pixels each having a pixel driving circuit. Each of the pixels includes an organic light emitting diode and a driving TFT that controls driving of the organic light emitting diode and includes an active layer of low temperature poly-silicon, a gate node, a source node, and a drain node. The pixels include first to fifth switching TFTs electrically connected to the driving TFT and each including an active layer of an oxide semiconductor, a gate node, a source node, and a drain node. Further, the pixels include a storage capacitor connected between the gate node of the driving TFT and the source node of the fifth switching TFT and a coupling capacitor electrically connected in series to the storage capacitor and configured to cause capacitive coupling to supply a bootstrapped voltage to the gate node of the driving TFT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Siu Yoon, Seung Chan Choi, Jun Ho Lee, Sung Bin Ryu, Ki Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10276117
    Abstract: Provided are a gate line driving circuit, a circuit for outputting an emission control signal, and a display device, the problem that existing gate line driving circuit can output a synchronous driving signal is solved. The gate line driving circuit comprises a power input pin configured to input an effective voltage (VGH) for controlling a switching transistor in a pixel region to be turned off, the power input pin inputs the effective voltage (VGH) in a display phase, and inputs a synchronous driving signal in a touch phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Xue Dong, Hailin Xue, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Hongjuan Liu, Pengpeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10277872
    Abstract: A projector includes a light source portion and a light modulation device which modulates light from the light source portion. The projector includes an entire control processor which controls an operation of the projector by executing an OS, and a video-output system processor which is operated in parallel to the entire control processor and controls a light source of the light source portion and the light modulation device. The projector includes a nonvolatile storage unit which stores control data processed by the video-output system processor. The entire control processor transmits the control data stored in the nonvolatile storage unit to the video-output system processor before activating the OS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takehiko Tone
  • Patent number: 10261598
    Abstract: A user interface for an avionics interface device. The interface includes a display, selectable keys, and three annunciations. The keys include alphanumeric, functional, and line select keys. The functional keys are positioned above the display. The alphanumeric keys are positioned below the display. First and second portions of the line select keys are positioned along left and right side portions, respectively, of the display. All of the functional keys are separate and spaced apart from all of the alphanumeric keys. Pressing a line select key selects a line of the display that is positioned next to and aligned with the line select key. The annunciations identify a state of the avionics interface device. First and second annunciations indicate the device is configured to communicate with a Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications system and an Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, respectively. A third annunciation indicates the device has encountered a failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SPECTRALUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steinarr Bragason, Andy R. Hill, David E. Hiney, Frank E. Hummel, James A. Reynolds, Bryan L. Sammons
  • Patent number: 10228833
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a device, method, system, computer program product and user interface for pointer movement analysis with modal continuous controller conversion. Specifically, some embodiments adapt movements issued from a mouse input device, trackpad, or touchscreen to adjust a position of a UI element. Some embodiments analyze a first set of movements and adapt a subsequent second set of movements to adjust the position of the UI element within a range of UI element positions when the first set of movements satisfies a movement threshold. The movement threshold includes a spiral pattern. In some embodiments, adjusting the position of the UI element includes performing scrolling within a scroll area based on the second set of movements when the first set of movements satisfies the spiral pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intellitact LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Laubach
  • Patent number: 10222902
    Abstract: A touch sensing device includes a substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, a third electrode, a fourth electrode. The first electrode receives a first triggering signal. The second electrode selectively receives the first triggering signal and a second triggering signal. The first electrode and the second electrode are parallelly disposed on the substrate. The third electrode senses contact touch event according to the first triggering signal to generate a first sensing signal. The fourth electrode selectively senses the contact touch event according to the first triggering signal to generate the first sensing signal and senses contactless touch event according to the second triggering signal to generate a second sensing signal. The third electrode and the fourth electrode are parallelly disposed on the substrate, and the third electrode and the fourth electrode are vertically disposed to the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Fu Chang, Jhen-Shen Liao, Hung-Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10217410
    Abstract: A light emission controller includes: a plurality of stages, including: a first node (n1) controller charging a driving pulse of a gate-on voltage level to a set node (Q) by a reference clock pulse during an active period, a second node controller charging a pull-down voltage having the gate-on voltage level to a reset node during an inactive period, and an output unit controlled by voltage states of the Q and the reset node and outputting an active or inactive state output pulse, the n1 controller including: a first switching transistor supplying the driving pulse of the gate-on voltage level to n1 by the reference clock pulse during the active period, a second switching transistor supplying the driving pulse from n1 to the Q by a turn-on voltage, a first capacitor between the output unit and Q, and a second capacitor between the output unit and n1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Su-Hwan Moon
  • Patent number: 10191568
    Abstract: An input device include a deformable tip that is adjustable to define a shape tip configuration. Exemplary tip shapes may include multiple types of oil brushes or a Chinese brush, among other alternatives. In some cases, the deformable tip may be more rigid in a jammed tip configuration in which solid particles in a membrane are jammed together using a vacuum pump. In some examples, at least a portion of the deformable tip may be illuminated in a color to be used in the digital painting application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jiawei Gu, Xin Liu
  • Patent number: 10175548
    Abstract: A display device, a manufacturing method thereof, a driving method thereof and a display apparatus. The display device includes: a display panel; and an electrochromic device located on a light exiting side of the display panel. The electrochromic device and the display panel share a first base substrate and a first transparent electrode in the display panel that are close to the light exiting side of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuefei Sun, Zhengliang Li, Zhanfeng Cao, Xiangchun Kong, Qi Yao, Jincheng Gao, Feng Guan, Xiaolong He, Bin Zhang, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10168818
    Abstract: A sensing device is provided. The sensing device includes a first receiving electrode, a plurality of first electrodes, and a second electrode. The first receiving electrode extends in a first direction and controlled to a receiver. The first electrodes are connected electrically by a first signal line. At least one of the first electrodes is coupled to and controlled by a transmitter. The second electrode is electrically connected by a second signal line. The first electrodes and the second electrode are disposed on a row which extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The first signal line crosses the first receiving electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Martin John Edwards
  • Patent number: 10170048
    Abstract: A pixel and an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display having the same are disclosed. In one aspect, a pixel includes an OLED including an anode and a cathode and configured to emit light corresponding to data signals applied during first and second frame periods. Each of the first and second frame periods includes a first discharge period and a light-emitting period subsequent to the first discharge period. The pixel also includes a pixel circuit configured to control light emission of the OLED, apply a first voltage to the anode during the light-emitting period, apply a second voltage to the cathode, the second voltage having a voltage level less than that of the first voltage, and apply a third voltage to the anode so as to discharge the anode during the first discharge period. The second voltage has different voltage levels during the first and second frame periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Sic Lee, Seung-Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10170046
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide an OLED display device and a method for correcting image sticking of an OLED display device. The OLED display device comprises an OLED pixel array; a pixel detecting circuit for detecting aging degrees of respective OLED pixels in the OLED pixel array; wherein respective OLED pixel are aged by displaying an aging image on the OLED pixel array, such that the aging degrees of respective OLED pixels are the same; the brightness of each pixel in the aging image is inversely proportional to the aging degree of the pixel. According to the OLED display device and the method provided by the embodiments of the present invention, various approaches can be applied for detecting the aging degrees of respective OLED pixels in the OLED pixel array, such that the image sticking of the OLED display device can be corrected by adjusting the aging degrees of respective OLED pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongjun Xie
  • Patent number: 10152928
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: an image display section in which a first sub-pixel for displaying a first primary color, a second sub-pixel for displaying a second primary color, a third sub-pixel for displaying a third primary color, and a fourth sub-pixel for displaying a fourth color are arranged in a 2D matrix; and a signal generation section to generate a signal for driving the image display section based on a first input image signal for displaying the first primary color, a second input image signal for displaying the second primary color, and a third input image signal for displaying the third primary color, that are supplied in correspondence with pixels of an image to be displayed, the signal generation section carries out processing of decreasing chroma and generates signals for driving the first sub-pixel, the second sub-pixel, the third sub-pixel, and the fourth sub-pixel based on those signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Funatsu, Hidehisa Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10152131
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-pressure interaction on touch-sensitive surfaces are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment of a method comprises receiving a first sensor signal from a touch-sensitive input device in response to a first contact of a first object on the touch-sensitive input device, the first sensor signal comprising a first location and a first pressure of the first contact, receiving a second sensor signal from the touch-sensitive input device in response to a second contact of a second object on the touch-sensitive input device substantially simultaneously with the first contact, the second sensor signal comprising a second location of the second contact and a second pressure of the second contact, generating a signal based at least in part on the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal, the signal configured to cause a haptic effect, and outputting the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny Grant, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Ali Modarres
  • Patent number: 10146349
    Abstract: A touch display device includes a thin-film transistor (TFT) substrate and a light-emitting element. The TFT substrate has a substrate and a TFT structure. The TFT structure is disposed on the substrate and includes a driving transistor. The light-emitting element is disposed on the TFT structure and has a first end electrode, a light-emitting layer and a second end electrode. The first end electrode is electrically connected with the driving transistor. The light-emitting layer is disposed between the first end electrode and the second end electrode. The first end electrode or the second end electrode is a touch sensing electrode of the touch display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chia-Hao Tsai
  • Patent number: 10146495
    Abstract: An inventory management system suited to provide inventory information for items in the inventory based upon a position in the system. In an embodiment, the inventory being kept track of is a wine collection and the system for managing the inventory may be a wine refrigerator with several storage positions in a refrigerated cavity accessible by a door. The door may be a clear panel having functionality to detect a tactile input on the panel as well as configured to display information about one or more inventory items in response to the tactile input. Thus, as a person may touch a particular portion of the panel, the panel senses the touch and then triggers display of specific information about the particular wine that is closest to where the touch was detected. That is, a person may touch the panel on the closed door near a bottle of wine to trigger a display of the corresponding bottle of wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Curt A Nizzoli
  • Patent number: 10139698
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display (EPD) and a driving method thereof. The electrophoretic display (EPD) includes: an upper substrate and a lower substrate arranged opposite to each other, and an electrophoretic medium disposed between the upper substrate and the lower substrate; the EPD is provided with a plurality of pixels; each pixel includes at least two sub-pixels; colored charged particles of different colors are disposed in different sub-pixels of each pixel; and a first wall electrode and a second wall electrode are respectively disposed on two opposite sides of each sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10133425
    Abstract: A touch device is provided, including a first substrate and a circuit board. The first substrate includes a touch sensing structure and a plurality of first electrodes. The touch sensing structure is disposed on the first substrate. The first electrodes are arranged along a first direction. The first electrodes are disposed on the first substrate and electrically connected to the touch sensing structure, a first gap is formed between two adjacent first electrodes, and a minimum distance between the two adjacent first electrodes is a gap distance. The circuit board is partially overlapping the substrate in a vertical projection direction, the circuit board including a plurality of second electrodes corresponding to the first electrodes. One of the two adjacent first electrodes has a first electrode side edge facing the first gap. One of the second electrodes has a second electrode side edge located in the first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Hsiung Chang, Yang-Chen Chen, Kuo-Chang Su, Hsia-Ching Chu
  • Patent number: 10134335
    Abstract: Circuits for programming a circuit with decreased programming time are provided. Such circuits include a storage device such as a capacitor for storing display information and for ensuring a driving device such as a driving transistor drives a light emitting device according to the display information. To increase programming time, the pixel circuits may be pre-charged or a biasing current may be applied to charge and/or discharge a data line and/or the driving device. Aspects of the present disclosure allow for the biasing current to drain partially through the storage device to allow the portion of the biasing current applied to the driving device to remain small while the data line discharges. Furthermore, the present disclosure provides display architectures and operation schemes for display arranged in segments each including a plurality of pixel circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Yaser Azizi, Maran Ran Ma, Arokia Nathan