Patents Examined by Gerald Johnson
  • Patent number: 11003297
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a conductive laminate includes extracting a long flexible substrate from a roll on which the flexible substrate is wound, forming a to-be-plated layer precursor layer on at least one main surface of the flexible substrate while the extracted flexible substrate is transported in the longitudinal direction, preparing a support, bonding the flexible substrate with a to-be-plated layer precursor layer to at least one main surface of the support, applying energy to the support with a to-be-plated layer precursor layer to obtain a support with a patterned layer to be plated, forming the support into a three-dimensional shape including a curved surface, and performing a plating treatment on the patterned layer to be plated to obtain the conductive laminate having a three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Narita, Naoki Tsukamoto, Yoshihisa Usami
  • Patent number: 11003277
    Abstract: A display method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: joining, by a first device, a device group, where the device group includes N devices, any two devices in the N devices can communicate with each other, and N?2; receiving, by the first device, a first selection operation entered by a user, where the first selection operation is used to trigger the first device to communicate with a second device in the device group; sending, by the first device, a first screen projection request to the second device in response to the first selection operation, where the first screen projection request is used to request to project a display interface of the second device onto a display screen of the first device; receiving display data in the display interface of the second device that is sent by the second device; and displaying based on the display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Liu, Dengkui Zhu
  • Patent number: 11002974
    Abstract: A method is performed at a computing system for customizing a user interface panel of a virtual space based on user locations. The computing system is communicatively connected to a head-mounted display wore by a user. The method includes: generating a virtual space including a user interface panel, the user interface panel having a default location in the virtual space; rendering the virtual space in the head-mounted display; measuring the head-mounted display's location in a physical space using a position tracking system adjacent the user; determining the user's location in the virtual space according to the head-mounted display's location in the physical space; and updating the user interface panel's default location in the virtual space in accordance with the user's location in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Dhaval Jitendra Joshi, Xiaomei Chen, Wenjie Wu, Jingzhou Chen, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11004389
    Abstract: A panel control device and an operation method thereof are provided. The panel control device includes a display port and a control circuit. The display port receives video data from a former stage device. The control circuit performs an anti-burn-in process on the video data according to a processing degree. After the former stage device issues a panel self-refresh entering command to the panel control device, the panel control device enters a panel self-refresh mode, and the control circuit increases the processing degree according to the panel self-refresh entering command, so as to perform the anti-burn-in process on the video data according to the increased processing degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Hua-Gang Chang
  • Patent number: 10984711
    Abstract: Provided are a pixel driving circuit, a display panel and a driving method, the pixel driving circuit includes a first initialization device, a first threshold compensation device, a first data writing device, a first light emitting control device and a light emitting adjustment device. The first initialization device includes a first initialization signal terminal, a first initialization control terminal and a first scanning signal terminal, and is electrically connected to a first node and a second node. The first threshold compensation device includes a first power signal terminal, and is electrically connected to the first scanning signal terminal, the first node and a third node. The first data writing device includes a first data signal terminal, a second scanning signal terminal and a light emitting duration control signal terminal, and is electrically connected to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingjun Lai, Yihua Zhu
  • Patent number: 10976878
    Abstract: A display device in an embodiment includes a first light emitting region; a second light emitting region located at a position away from the first light emitting region by a first distance in a first direction; a third light emitting region located at a position away from the second light emitting region by a second distance shorter than the first distance in the first direction; a first conductive portion located between the first light emitting region and the second light emitting region as seen from a display plane, the first conductive portion having a first width in the first direction, and a second conductive portion located between the second light emitting region and the third light emitting region as seen from the display plane, the second conductive portion having a second width shorter than the first width in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yusuke Tada, Hajime Akimoto
  • Patent number: 10964259
    Abstract: An AMOLED display driving device is switchable among plural frame rates, and includes a timing control unit, a panel driving unit, and an emission duty ratio control unit. Based on an input frame rate, the timing control unit changes the display time and V-blanking time in the frame period corresponding to the frame rate by extending V-blanking time, so that the display time in the frame period corresponding to the frame rate is equal to a standard display time. Based on the input frame data and frame timing, the panel driving unit drives an AMOLED display panel to display the input frame on the AMOLED display panel according to the changed display time and V-blanking time in the frame period corresponding to the frame rate. During the frame period corresponding to the frame rate, the emission duty ratio control unit applies plural emission pulses to the AMOLED display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FOCALTECH SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 10963068
    Abstract: An input device is provided having at least a plurality of touch-sensitive back surfaces, with ability to split into several independent units, with adjustable vertical and horizontal angles between those units; a method of dividing the keys of a keyboard into interface groups; each group having a home key and associated with a finger; a method of dynamically mapping and remapping the home keys of each interface group to the coordinates of the associated fingers at their resting position, and mapping non-home keys around theft associated home keys on the touch-sensitive back surfaces; a method of calculating and remapping home keys and non-home keys when the coordinates of the fingers at the resting position shift during operation; a method of reading each activated key immediately and automatically; a method of detecting typos and grammatical errors and notifying operators using human speech or other communication methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Hovsep Giragossian
  • Patent number: 10964253
    Abstract: Each of pixels of a display device includes: a light-emitting portion including first light-emitting devices that are connected in a forward direction between a first electrode and a second electrode and second light-emitting devices that are connected in a reverse direction between the first electrode and the second electrode; a pixel circuit configured to receive a data voltage in synchronization with a scan signal, generate a driving current based on the data voltage, and output the driving current to a first node; and a light-emitting circuit configured to be controlled by a control signal, provide the driving current to the first light-emitting devices during a first emission period, and provide the driving current to the second light-emitting devices during a second emission period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaekeun Lim, Jeongkyoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10963051
    Abstract: A haptic interface including: a button that can be rotated by a user; an interaction element for interaction with a magneto-rheological fluid, secured to the button; a mechanism for measuring a current position of the button; a brake including a magneto-rheological fluid and a system for generating a magnetic field in the fluid; a rotary electric motor including a shaft secured in rotation to the button; a control unit generating orders for the magnetic field generating system and for the motor; and a mechanism detecting the user's intention for action on the button, the control unit controlling generation of a magnetic field and/or the motor based on the information obtained on the detection mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Laurent Eck, Moustapha Hafez, Romain Lejas
  • Patent number: 10942640
    Abstract: Disclosed by the present invention are a fingerprint recognition module and a mobile phone, the mobile phone comprising a fingerprint recognition module, a display screen, a touch screen chip disposed on the display screen and a touch screen panel disposed on the touch screen chip, a display touch integrated circuit (IC) and a display screen touch circuit board being disposed at one end of the display screen. The present invention reduces the length of a bottom frame of a mobile phone as well as the entire mobile phone by means of silk printing, transfer printing or electroplating a decorative ring on the touch screen panel to take the place of the fingerprint recognition metal decorative ring of an ordinary mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HuiZhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiguo Hu, Hongbin Zhan, Weihui Fan, Yun Ye, Rui Shi, Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 10937348
    Abstract: Techniques are described for operating a display comprising an array of emitters arranged in at least one column. Data is shifted through the emitters of the column using a data shifting circuit. The data can be shifted sequentially, one emitter at a time. The data shifting circuit includes storage elements for temporary storage of the data as it is shifted down the column. The data can be stored as a charge on a capacitor, where the capacitor is charged to a particular voltage according to a current from a current mirror. The shifting can be performed in synchronization with scanning of the emitters by a scanning assembly, where the scanning produces an output image for viewing by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William Thomas Blank, Ilias Pappas
  • Patent number: 10930208
    Abstract: A luminance control unit includes: a driving power voltage setting unit configured to determine a driving power voltage to be provided to a display panel, the driving power voltage corresponding to a target brightness, based on a plurality of driving power voltages respectively corresponding to a plurality of reference brightnesses of the display panel; and a gamma voltage setting unit configured to determine a target luminance corresponding to the target brightness, based on a plurality of target luminances respectively corresponding to the plurality of reference brightnesses, and to set gamma voltages for implementing the target luminance, wherein the driving power voltage and the gamma voltages are differently set with respect to the same reference brightness according to an ambient illumination intensity of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Si Beak Pyo, Sung Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 10929517
    Abstract: A touch response method includes recognizing a request for identity authentication in a process of operating an application; determining a fingerprint recognition area of the touch screen when identity authentication is required in the process of operating an application; displaying an identity authentication interface of the application according to the fingerprint recognition area, wherein the identity authentication interface does not display any interactive control in the fingerprint recognition area of the touch screen; receiving an input of a fingerprint from a user in the fingerprint recognition area; and completing the identity authentication according to the fingerprint corresponding to the touch operation when a touch operation on the fingerprint recognition area is detected one or more interactive controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chuanshun Ji
  • Patent number: 10930188
    Abstract: Techniques are described for collecting feedback on a display comprising a plurality of emitters arranged in a column. Each emitter is driven by a respective emitter cell that generates a driving current for the emitter based on digital data or an analog representation thereof. The digital data or analog representation is sequentially shifted through the entire column. An electrical signal associated with a last emitter to be driven based on the digital data or analog representation is measured, along a feedback path formed by selectively opening or closing a first switch and a second switch, which are respectively connectable to an anode and a cathode of the last emitter. Since each emitter cell contributes to the electrical signal, the value of the electrical signal is indicative of whether there is a problem with an emitter cell somewhere in the column. The subsequently driving of the emitters is adjusted accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William Thomas Blank, Ilias Pappas
  • Patent number: 10923010
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a first display region in which a plurality of first data lines are positioned and a second display region adjacent to the first display region in which a plurality of second data lines are positioned, a first data driver and a second data driver in a non-display region of the display panel, a plurality of first fan-out lines connected to the first data driver and including a plurality of 1_1-th fan-out lines connected to the plurality of first data lines and a plurality of 1_2-th fan-out lines connected to the plurality of second data lines, and a plurality of second fan-out lines connected to the second data driver and including a plurality of 2_1-th fan-out lines connected to the plurality of second data lines and a plurality of 2_2-th fan-out lines connected to the plurality of first data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Tae Kim, Kyung Bae Kim, Ji Ye Lee
  • Patent number: 10921938
    Abstract: A capacitance detecting circuit, includes a first front end circuit, a second front end circuit, a control circuit and a processing circuit, wherein the control circuit controls the first front end circuit and the second front end circuit such that the first front end circuit is configured to convert a capacitance signal of a detection capacitor into a first voltage signal through a first calibration capacitor, and the second front end circuit is configured to convert a capacitance signal of the detection capacitor into a second voltage signal through a second calibration capacitor; the processing circuit is calculates a differential signal of the first voltage signal and the second voltage signal to determine a capacitance variation of the detection capacitor according to the differential signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengfeng Wang, Shuo Fan
  • Patent number: 10908751
    Abstract: A detection device is provided and includes electrodes configured to detect a touch and including a plurality of first conductive thin wires and a plurality of second conductive thin wires, wherein the first conductive thin wires extend in a first direction, and include a first wire and a second wire which is adjacent to the first wire, the second conductive thin wires extend in a second direction intersecting the first direction, and include a third wire which intersects the first wire and the second wire, the first wire has a first slit, the second wire has a second slit, the third wire has a third slit between the first wire and the second wire, and the first slit, the second slit, and the third slit are arranged in a third direction which is different from the first direction and the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 10902804
    Abstract: A display device that is suitable for increasing in size is achieved. Three or more source lines are provided for each pixel column. Video signals having the same polarity are input to adjacent source lines during one frame period. Dot inversion driving is used to reduce a flicker, crosstalk, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 10852841
    Abstract: A method of performing a function of a device based on motion information of the device in a standby mode of the device, a device for performing the method are provided. The device includes a sensor configured to detect movement of the device in a standby mode of the device; a storage configured to store motion information based on information related to the movement and at least one piece of function information corresponding to the motion information; and a processor configured to control the device to perform a function corresponding to the motion information in the standby mode based on the information related to the movement, the motion information, and the at least one piece of function information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-hyun Ryu, Yong-gook Park, Han-joo Chae, Won-young Choi, Jeong-gwan Kang, Nam-hoon Kim, Hyun-su Hong, Jin La