Patents Examined by Hong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10777155
    Abstract: A method for controlling polarity of each subpixels of a display panel by using a pattern detection manner is provided. The method includes the following steps: receiving image data of each subpixels of the display panel, in which the image data of the subpixels corresponds to an image pattern displayed on the display panel; performing the pattern detection manner to determine whether the image pattern is a killer pattern which induces occurrence of horizontal stripes on the display panel; employing a 1-column inversion method to drive the display panel when the image pattern is not the killer pattern; and employing a 2-column inversion method to drive the display panel when the image pattern is the killer pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Ho-Sheng Chuang, Shih-Yu Wen
  • Patent number: 10776003
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a detection unit for detecting a state of a manipulating body in a manipulation area, a state judgment unit for judging whether the manipulating body is in an input state in which a given input manipulation process is executed according to input information input by the manipulating body or in a standby state in which the input manipulation process is not executed, based on the detection result of the detection unit, and an execution process determination unit for determining a process to be executed from a plurality of processes including the input manipulation process based on the state judged by the state judgment unit or a change of the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Ikuo Yamano, Fuminori Homma
  • Patent number: 10770014
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a display region and a peripheral region. The display panel includes a substrate and a scan driving circuit. The scan driving circuit disposed on the substrate includes a plurality of scan driving blocks and a plurality of first conductive lines. The first conductive lines are respectively coupled to and disposed between adjacent scan driving blocks. The scan driving blocks are disposed corresponding to the peripheral region, and the first conductive lines are disposed corresponding to the display region and the peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Min Yeh, Hung-Hsun Chen, Hui-Min Huang, Cheng-Tso Chen, Li-Wei Sung
  • Patent number: 10761628
    Abstract: Provided is a touch control system of an electronic product in underwater environment. The touch control system includes a sealing device which is configured to accommodate the electronic product. The sealing device includes a sealed chamber interlayer and a sealed shell. Herein the sealed chamber interlayer is opposite to the touch screen of the electronic product and is capable of being pressed and rebounded and is transparent, and the sealed shell is connected with the sealed chamber interlayer in a sealing manner. The sealed chamber interlayer covers a surface of the touch screen completely. The sealed shell covers other surfaces of the electronic product, and implements touch control to the touch screen by applying an external force to the sealed chamber interlayer. Underwater high-accuracy maneuverability of the touch screen of the electronic product may be implemented when an external force is applied to the sealed chamber interlayer by a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Divevolk (Zhuhai) Intelligence Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Songdong Liu
  • Patent number: 10755622
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display driver integrated circuit which includes a first booster that generates a first boosting voltage by boosting at least one of first and second power supply voltages, a second booster that generates the first boosting voltage or a second boosting voltage by boosting at least one of the first and second power supply voltages, a first regulator that generates a first output voltage based on at least one of the first boosting voltages generated by the first and second boosters, and a second regulator that generates a second output voltage based on the second boosting voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiho Kong, Hongkeun Yune
  • Patent number: 10748482
    Abstract: A display device includes: an organic light emitting diode (OLED); a pixel circuit configured to control an amount of a current flowing from a first power voltage to the OLED; and a gate line and a data line that are connected to the pixel circuit, the pixel circuit including: an auxiliary transistor including a gate electrode electrically connected to the data line and a first electrode and a second electrodes connected to the gate line, the first electrode and the second electrode of the auxiliary transistor being electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong Won Park, Seung-Kyu Lee, Hyun Woong Kim
  • Patent number: 10739860
    Abstract: [Object] An object of the present technology is to provide a haptic-feedback presenting apparatus, a haptic-feedback presenting system, and a haptic-feedback presenting method capable of presenting information mapped in space without vision and audition. [Solving Means] A haptic-feedback presenting apparatus according to the present technology includes a mapping-information acquisition part, a region detection part, and a haptic-feedback arithmetic part. The mapping-information acquisition part acquires mapping information that is information mapped in space. The region detection part sets a detection-target region, and determines whether or not the mapping information included in the detection-target region is a threshold or more. The haptic-feedback arithmetic part calculates a haptic feedback to be presented to a user on the basis of a determination result from the region detection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Ono, Ryo Yokoyama, Tetsuya Naruse, Mikio Takenaka, Ryosuke Murakami, Hideaki Hayashi, Mioko Ambe, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Kazutoshi Ohno, Seiji Muramatsu, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10739853
    Abstract: A touchscreen includes conductive islands that are capacitively coupled to conductive traces, where they may be used to provide capacitive sensing of the position of one or more fingers in contact with a touchscreen and/or to exert haptic forces on one or more fingers in contact with a touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: James E Colgate, Michael A Peshkin
  • Patent number: 10739592
    Abstract: A vehicle with a front windshield and a dashboard, which has a ventilation device with a defroster air outlet, and which has a head-up display integrated into the dashboard and has a front windshield projector, and a shielding frame, which delimits a projection passage, through which the front windshield projector projects optical information onto the front windshield and/or onto a combiner screen disposed in the region of the front windshield. The shielding frame is formed closed in the form of a frame with a front frame part, facing the front windshield, and a rear frame part facing away therefrom, which are connected to one another via side frame parts. The front frame part of the shielding frame is made double-walled with an inner wall, delimiting the projection passage, and an outer wall facing the front windshield, which form the defroster air outlet therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Eike Boettcher, Matthias Lemke, Martin Mokry, Rainer Spieckermann
  • Patent number: 10733924
    Abstract: A method of displaying a light field via a light field display device, the light field display device comprising an array of light field display elements, the method comprising the steps of: (a) estimating a gaze direction, and thereby a foveal field of view, of at least one eye of at least one viewer of the light field display device; (b) displaying, via each display element and at a first angular sampling rate, at least part of a light field view image; and (c) displaying, via at least one of the display elements and at a second angular sampling rate, a partial foveal light field view image, the partial foveal light field view image covering at least part of the foveal field of view of the at least one eye, the second angular sampling rate higher than the first angular sampling rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 10734595
    Abstract: An electroluminescence display apparatus includes a substrate including a display area and a non-display area. The non-display area includes a bending area and a link area. A first power supply electrode is in the link area. A second power supply electrode is in the non-display area. The second power supply electrode surrounds at least three sides of the display area, and both ends of the second power supply electrode in the link area. A protective layer covers the first power supply electrode and the second power supply electrode in the link area. A first planarizing layer covers one side of the first power supply electrode; and a second planarizing layer is on a contact hole of the protective layer that exposes the first power supply electrode and the second power supply electrode. The first planarizing layer is not on the contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunchul Um, Jongchan Park, Taewon Lee
  • Patent number: 10726815
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display panel, an image data processor unit and a display driver is provided. The image data processor unit is configured to generate a plurality of partial output frames according to a plurality of input frames. With respect to one pixel in the display panel, each partial output frame among the partial output frames includes a part, instead of all, of sub-pixel data to be displayed by the pixel. The display driver is coupled to the image data processor unit and a data signal input terminal of the display panel. In addition, a display panel is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Yen Yang, Ching-Pei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10720090
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a display area and a non-display area, in which an image is displayed in the display area and a peripheral area is disposed adjacent to the display area in the non-display area. The display panel includes a plurality of gate lines extending in a first direction, a plurality of data lines extending a second direction which crosses the first direction, and a plurality of unit pixels which are electrically connected to each of the gate lines and the data lines. A gate driver generates a clock signal, and a gate signal generator receives the clock signal and outputs a generated gate signal to the gate line. A clock line transmits the clock signal to the gate signal generator, and a flexible film disposed adjacent to the gate signal generator in the first direction is connected to the display panel in the peripheral area. At least a portion of the clock line is formed on the flexible film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Soo Lee, Byoungsun Na
  • Patent number: 10712867
    Abstract: A touch sensor panel is disclosed. In some examples, the touch sensor panel comprises a plurality of touch node electrodes. In some examples, the touch sensor panel comprises a touch controller configured to drive and sense the plurality of touch node electrodes in a fully bootstrapped configuration to obtain a fully bootstrapped touch image, drive and sense the plurality of touch node electrodes in a second configuration, different from the fully bootstrapped configuration, to obtain a second touch image, the second touch image including an effect of water on the touch sensor panel, and determine a final touch image based on the fully bootstrapped touch image and the second touch image, the final touch image not including the effect of the water on the touch sensor panel. In some examples, the second configuration comprises a mutual capacitance configuration. In some examples, the second configuration comprises a partially bootstrapped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yingxuan Li, Weijun Yao, Vivek Pant, Martin Paul Grunthaner, Marduke Yousefpor, Sumant Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 10705725
    Abstract: A computing device is described herein for capturing handwritten marks. It includes a main computing unit and a detachable writing input device joined by a connecting mechanism. The main computing unit includes a main display device, while the writing input device hosts a keyboard and a writing surface. The writing surface, in turn, includes a digitizer for capturing ink data in response to a user drawing on the writing surface, and writing display device for displaying ink strokes associated with the ink data that has been captured. A transfer control component transfers the ink data captured by the writing input device to the main computing unit upon a triggering event, such as the reconnection of the writing input device to the main computing unit. The computing device also includes a clustering component for classifying note pages received from the writing input device into one or more categories of notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Alexander McClean, Jan-Kristian Markiewicz
  • Patent number: 10698505
    Abstract: In example implementations, a method executed by a processor is provided. The method receives a first pen input from first pen and a second pen input from a second pen. The first pen and the second pen interact with a single display. The first pen input and the second pen input are translated into a first output and a second output, respectively, that are executed by an application. The first output and the second output are sent to the application. The application executes the first output and the second output simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nathan Barr Nuber, Peter Christian Peterson
  • Patent number: 10691260
    Abstract: A transform is used to transform raw sensor data from the time domain to the frequency or sequency domain. The transformed data falls into several signal bins. The transformed data in at least one of the signal bins is analyzed to determine whether a touch event or release event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TOUCHSENSOR TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: James W. Citta
  • Patent number: 10691246
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a first printed circuit board (PCB) on the display panel, and a first touch sensor between the display panel and the first PCB. The PCB includes a first connection portion on a surface of the first PCB facing the first touch sensor. The first touch sensor includes a second connection portion on a surface of the first touch sensor facing the first PCB and electrically connected to the first connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bu Gyoon Yoo
  • Patent number: 10684705
    Abstract: A touchpad module for an electronic device includes an alloy supporting structure, an elastic metal sheet, a metal plate, a metallic position-limiting part and a circuit board. The elastic metal sheet and the metal plate are connected with two opposite surfaces of a bent part of the alloy supporting structure, respectively. The metallic position-limiting part is penetrated through the bent part. The elastic metal sheet and the metal plate are connected with each other through the metallic position-limiting part. The circuit board is located over the elastic metal sheet. The positioning part of the metal plate is penetrated through the positioning hole of the bent part, and connected with a casing of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Tai-Sou Huang, Chun-Ming Hsu
  • Patent number: 10684716
    Abstract: A stretchable panel and a flexible display device are provided. The stretchable panel includes a stretchable substrate and an electrode layer. The stretchable substrate includes multiple island-like structures arranged in an array, and any two adjacent island-like structures are separated from each other and connected via a bridge. The electrode layer includes one or more first sub-electrodes and one or more second sub-electrodes located on the multiple island-like structures. The first sub-electrode is insulated from the second sub-electrode. First sub-electrodes in at least one column of island-like structures are electrically connected sequentially to form a first electrode, and second sub-electrodes on at least one row of island-like structures are electrically connected sequentially to form a second electrode. A touch position and/or a stretched state can be determined based on the change in capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingteng Zhai