Patents Examined by Ibrahim Khan
  • Patent number: 10416513
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a liquid crystal display panel where a display area is divided into a plurality of areas to arrange driver chip, fan-out line, multiplexer line, detection circuit and protection circuit. A detection circuit and a protection circuit are disposed in a same area, making the protection circuit share thin-film transistors with the detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Qingcheng Zuo, Xiaoling Yuan
  • Patent number: 10410602
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device. A display area includes a first region and a second region having a boundary therebetween, with a boundary region defined around the boundary. Conversions of raw pixel data for respective regions having a format suitable for a second sub-pixel arrangement into converted pixel data having a format suitable for a first sub-pixel arrangement are based on the raw pixel data for the respective regions and additionally on the pixel data corresponding to the boundary region. Also disclosed is a method of driving a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenbo Wang, Chienpang Huang
  • Patent number: 10410319
    Abstract: A determination is made as to whether a driver or a front-seat passenger of the motor vehicle would like to operate a display device. If it is detected that only the driver would like to operate the display device, the display device is put in a first operating mode in which a graphic user interface is displayed exclusively in a driver-side display region of the display device. If it is detected that only the front-seat passenger of the motor vehicle would like to operate the display device, the display device is put in a second operating mode in which the graphic user interface is displayed exclusively in a front-seat-passenger-side display region of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Matthias Wunderlich, Christian Wall
  • Patent number: 10394359
    Abstract: A sensing device can be included in a display of an electronic device. Various techniques can be used to reduce display noise in the signals output from the sensing device. The techniques include the use of a filtering layer in a display stack, the use of a non-uniform sampling scheme, averaging together noise signal samples sampled over multiple display frames, and inverting a phase of the sampling of the noise signal over multiple display frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Manu Agarwal, Erno H. Klaassen, Hopil Bae, Kingsuk Brahma
  • Patent number: 10388202
    Abstract: Disclosed is a GOA driving circuit including multistage cascaded GOA units. A current-stage GOA unit includes a pull-up control module, a pull-up module, a pull-down module, and a pull-down holding module. The pull-down holding module is configured to hold the pull-up control signal and the line-scanning signal of the current-stage GOA unit at a low level according to a second clock signal, during a scan cycle of pixel units not in a current line. The GOA driving circuit simplifies a structure of a GOA driving circuit and is conducive to a narrow-bezel design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiangyang Xu
  • Patent number: 10388231
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a display device, a control apparatus for a display device, and a display device comprising the control apparatus. The method for controlling a display device may comprise the steps of: determining whether or not to perform peak driving for respective backlight sub-regions of the display device, the backlight sub-regions corresponding to sub-display areas of the display device; and performing, in response to a result of the above determining step, data signal compensation at least for sub-display areas whose average luminance values are lower than a preset first luminance threshold among the sub-display areas to which the backlight sub-regions that are determined to be subjected to peak driving correspond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengqi Zhou, Yifang Chu, Chengte Lai, Shou Li, Chulgyu Jung
  • Patent number: 10379665
    Abstract: A touch control panel assembly defining a plurality of touch buttons each adapted to control at least one function of at least one associated load. The touch control panel assembly comprises a front panel assembly adapted to removably attach to a rear panel assembly. The rear panel assembly comprises a user interface board comprising a plurality of touch sensing fields disposed at locations corresponding to the plurality of touch buttons to detect user input through the front panel. The user interface also comprises a plurality of light sources to provide backlighting to the touch buttons. The front panel assembly comprises a front panel and a frame comprising a frame wall attached to a rear surface of the front panel. The frame wall comprises a plurality of openings extending therethrough at locations corresponding to the touch buttons that define a plurality of label compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: King Woo Cheung
  • Patent number: 10379362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a head mounted display (HMD) capable of receiving an image through a camera. An HMD according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a main body configured to be worn on a user's head; a camera equipped in the main body; a sensing unit configured to measure the distance between the main body and a subject corresponding to the image received through the camera; and a control unit which determines a plurality of feature points satisfying preset conditions in the image, measured, by means of the sensing unit, the distance between the main body and the subject corresponding to at least one of the plurality of feature points, and determines the movement of the main body on the basis of at least one of the plurality of feature points and the measured distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungmin Baek, Soungmin Im
  • Patent number: 10382746
    Abstract: Head-worn displays are disclosed. A head-worn display may include at least one processor configured to determine a location of the head-worn display with respect to a real-world environment and to generate a conformal indicator conforming to an element in the real-world environment. The at least one processor may also be configured to generate a non-conformal indicator unconstrained by elements in the real-world environment. The head-worn display may include at least one display in communication with the at least one processor. The at least one display may be configured to display the conformal indicator and/or the non-conformal indicator generated by the at least one processor to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Shapiro, Christopher L. George, Timothy J. Wittkop, Steven E. Koenck
  • Patent number: 10373586
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a first flexible film, and a second flexible film. The display panel includes a non-display area outside a display area. The first flexible film is attached to a first side surface of the display panel. The second flexible film is attached to a second side surface of the display panel. The display panel includes a signal line, a pad electrode, and a side surface connection electrode. The signal line is in the display area and connects the first and second flexible films. The pad electrode extends from the signal line. The side surface connection electrode is on the first and second side surfaces and directly contacts the pad electrode. The first flexible film and the second flexible film are coupled to the side surface connection electrode and are electrically connected to the signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donghee Ye, Jeongman Son, Je-yun Lee, Dong-sung Im, Duyeon Han
  • Patent number: 10365745
    Abstract: A display device with a touch detection function including a plurality of touch detection electrodes arranged in parallel to extend in one direction, formed with a predetermined electrode pattern including an electrode portion and aperture portions, and each outputting a detection signal based on a change of an electrostatic capacitance in response to an external proximity object, a plurality of display elements formed in a layer different from a layer provided with the touch detection electrodes, and arranged by a predetermined number in a width direction in a region corresponding to the touch detection electrode, and a plurality of dummy electrodes arranged in an inter-detection-electrode region of the plurality of touch detection electrodes. The aperture portions are provided to allow an arrangement area ratio of the touch detection electrode to be almost equal to an arrangement area ratio of the dummy electrodes in the inter-detection-electrode region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Masanobu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10360856
    Abstract: The present inventive concept relates to a display device improving a bright difference. An exemplary embodiment of the inventive concept provides a display device, including a panel including a plurality of pixel areas having different widths, and a data driver supplying data signals having different voltages to the plurality of pixel areas in response to a same grayscale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Uk Oh, Jin Young Jeon
  • Patent number: 10339897
    Abstract: A system for calibrating an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display is presented. The calibration system includes a series of photodiodes coupled to at least a portion of illumination elements of the OLED display, a controller, and a driver circuit. The series of photodiodes is configured to measure, for one or more illumination elements, illumination latencies and time delays associated with different brightness levels. The controller obtains, for each illumination element, information about brightness levels associated with image light emitted from that illumination element for at least two consecutive video frames. Based on the measured latencies, the time delays and the information about brightness levels, the controller determines a driving signal for a driver circuit for each illumination element. The driver circuit applies the determined driving signal to that illumination element to calibrate the OLED display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Evan M. Richards, Matthew Robert Fulghum
  • Patent number: 10338733
    Abstract: An interactive touch system comprising: a touchpad, an electronic assembly linked electronically to the touchpad and comprising communication means able to receive data to be displayed on a screen of the touchpad and program updates, a card for converting control signals of the touchpad, linked to the touchpad, being linked to an electrical generator and also linked and driven by the electronic assembly, an electronic card able to control the lighting up of the back lighting system, being linked to the electrical generator and also linked and driven by the electronic assembly, a touch controller linked to the touchpad connected to the electronic assembly. The electronic system, the control card for the lighting up of the backlighting system, the card for converting the video signals and the touch controller are incorporated in the back of said touchpad and are linked by an action facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MERIM DIGITAL MEDIA
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Mulleris
  • Patent number: 10330935
    Abstract: A Predictive, Foveated Virtual Reality System may capture views of the world around a user using multiple resolutions. The Predictive, Foveated Virtual Reality System may include one or more cameras configured to capture lower resolution image data for a peripheral field of view while capturing higher resolution image data for a narrow field of view corresponding to a user's line of sight. Additionally, the Predictive, Foveated Virtual Reality System may also include one or more sensors or other mechanisms, such as gaze tracking modules or accelerometers, to detect or track motion. A Predictive, Foveated Virtual Reality System may also predict, based on a user's head and eye motion, the user's future line of sight and may capture image data corresponding to a predicted line of sight. When the user subsequently looks in that direction the system may display the previously captured (and augmented) view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Shpunt
  • Patent number: 10331231
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for determining a scrolling speed are provided. The mobile terminal includes: a flexible screen configured to display an application icon on an application icon presentation interface; at least two accelerometers located in different positions on the flexible screen, the at least two accelerometers being configured to detect accelerations on the flexible screen; and a processing module configured to calculate a bending speed of the flexible screen according to the accelerations detected by the at least two accelerometers, and determine a scrolling speed of the application icon on the application icon presentation interface according to the bending speed, wherein the bending speed is a changing speed of a bending angle of the flexible screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuangquan Pan, Guilin Zhong, Guosheng Li
  • Patent number: 10312313
    Abstract: A display device according includes a display panel configured to display an image, a first flexible printed circuit film, and a second flexible printed circuit film. The display panel has a first pad area and a second pad area, the first flexible printed circuit film has a third pad area and a fourth pad area, and the second flexible printed circuit film has a fifth pad area and a sixth pad area. The third pad area is bonded to the first pad area, the sixth pad area is bonded to the second pad area, and the fifth pad area is bonded to the fourth pad area. An integrated circuit chip is mounted on the first flexible printed circuit film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Uk Oh, Seong-Yul Yang, Eun Jung Oh
  • Patent number: 10310670
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for a capacitive sensing device. The method includes transmitting a stimulation signal to a driving channel of the capacitive sensing device. The stimulation signal includes a plurality of sub-stimulation signals. Each of the sub-stimulation signals is characterized by an amplitude and a frequency. The frequencies of the sub-stimulation signals are orthogonal. The method further includes receiving a charge signal from a sensing channel of the capacitive sensing device. The charge signal is generated from the stimulation signal through a capacitance between the driving channel and the sensing channel. The method further includes detecting, from the charge signal, a plurality of sub-charge signal amplitudes at the frequencies of the sub-stimulation signals, and reporting a value about the capacitance from the sub-charge signal amplitudes. The method benefits the capacitive sensing device for increased noise immunity, reduced dynamic range, and reduced power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SILEAD INC.
    Inventor: Taiyi Cheng
  • Patent number: 10303248
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that are related to eye tracking using scanned beam imaging and multiple photodetectors. One example provides an eye tracking system, comprising an infrared light source, scanning optics configured to scan light from the infrared light source across a region comprising a user's cornea, and a plurality of photodetectors, each photodetector being configured to detect infrared light reflected from the user's cornea at a corresponding angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Theodore Gibson, Joshua Owen Miller
  • Patent number: 10303319
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a touch sensor includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The second electrode is interleaved with the first electrode. The touch sensor further includes a third electrode. The third electrode surrounds the first electrode and the second electrode. The first, second, and third electrodes of the touch sensor form a capacitive node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NeodrĂ³n Limited
    Inventor: Hyung-Gyu Kim