Patents Examined by Ifedayo Iluyomade
  • Patent number: 10176778
    Abstract: A k-th driving stage includes a first pull-down transistor. The first pull-down transistor includes a first control electrode receiving a second control signal activated after the k-th gate signal is output, a second control electrode receiving the switching signal synchronized with a clock signal, an input electrode receiving a first discharge voltage, and an output electrode connected to the output electrode of the first output transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keunwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10157587
    Abstract: A power supply and a display device using the same are provided. The power supply includes a logic voltage generator and a power voltage generator. The logic voltage generator generates an internal logic voltage based on an externally input voltage. The power voltage generator generates a plurality of power voltages based on the external input voltage. When the external input voltage is cut off, the power voltage generator stops outputting a drain voltage, and then stops outputting a half drain voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingyu Park, Soondong Cho
  • Patent number: 10152926
    Abstract: LED terminals are respectively provided to light emitting units, and are each connected to the second terminal of the corresponding one of the light emitting units. Current sources are respectively provided to the LED terminals, and are respectively configured to supply adjustable driving currents to the respective light emitting units via the respective LED terminals. A reference voltage source generates a reference voltage that corresponds to the driving current. A control circuit controls a DC/DC converter such that the lowest voltage from among voltages at the LED terminals matches the reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10127882
    Abstract: A method of driving a display apparatus includes determining a duration of a blank interval between a first frame and a second frame, wherein the second frame is subsequent to the first frame, and modulating a common voltage during the blank interval when the duration is longer than a first reference time, wherein an average of the common voltage is fixed during the blank interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ga-Na Kim, Dong-Won Park, Po-Yun Park, Jimyoung Seo, Whee-Won Lee, Bonghyun You, Jung Hwan Cho
  • Patent number: 10126897
    Abstract: A touch input device includes: a main body including a touch input unit disposed on a surface of the main body and a base including a metal composite disposed on another surface of the main body; a first pattern groove engraved in a surface of the base; a second pattern groove engraved in the surface of the base and disposed adjacent to the first pattern groove; a first sensing pattern disposed in the first pattern groove and including a conductive material; and a second sensing pattern disposed in the second pattern groove and including a conductive material; and a wire connecting the first sensing pattern and the second sensing pattern to an integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Gideok Kwon, Jong Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 10121456
    Abstract: An electronic device comprises a display configured to display an image, at least one sensor configured to acquire information, and at least one controller. The at least one controller is configured to detect a first area of the display in contact with water and a second area of the display not in contact with water, and adjust the image so that the image is within the second area when both the first area and the second area are detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Morobishi
  • Patent number: 10096285
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a scan driver, a data driver, and a storage area. The display panel includes data lines, horizontal scan lines, vertical scan lines, pixels at crossing regions of the data and horizontal scan lines, and contact holes that connect the horizontal scan lines to the vertical scan lines. The scan driver provides scan signals to the display panel through the vertical scan lines. The data driver provides data signals to the display panel through the data lines. The storage area stores location information of the contact holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae-Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10089924
    Abstract: A system for compensating for non-uniformities in an array of solid state devices in a display panel displays images in the panel, and extracts the outputs of a pattern based on structural non-uniformities of the panel, across the panel, for each area of the structural non-uniformities. Then the structural non-uniformities are quantified, based on the values of the extracted outputs, and input signals to the display panel are modified to compensate for the structural non-uniformities. Random non-uniformities are compensated by extracting low-frequency non-uniformities across the panel by applying patterns, and taking images of the pattern. The area and resolution of the image are adjusted to match the panel by creating values for pixels in the display, and then low-frequency non-uniformities across the panel are compensated, based on the created values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Jaimal Soni, Ricky Yik Hei Ngan, Gholamreza Chaji, Nino Zahirovic, Joseph Marcel Dionne, Baolin Tian, Allyson Giannikouris
  • Patent number: 10078223
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes a structural frame arranged generally along a X-axis and a Y-axis for viewing along a Z-axis, the X, Y, and Z axes being mutually perpendicular. A micro-display is coupled to the structural frame, and configured to project visual content in a substantially forward direction along the Z-axis away from a user. A group of one or more optical elements with reflective optical surfaces is coupled to the structural frame and respectively positioned on a front side of the micro-display to reflectively guide a light ray bundle in a non-pupil forming optical path from the micro-display to a user's eye to provide an image to the user's eye such that the light rays of the light ray bundle entering the user's eye are essentially parallel to make the image visible to the user with varied positions of the user's pupil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: IMMY INC.
    Inventor: Douglas Peter Magyari
  • Patent number: 10073543
    Abstract: An image segmentation method includes displaying, through a display component, an original designation region relative to an image; receiving a user input on the image, in which the user input is at least one stroke on the image; segmenting a regional area corresponding to the stroke to update the original designation region, in which the regional area at least partially overlaps with the original designation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Sheng-Jie Luo, Liang-Kang Huang, Tzu-Hao Kuo, Tung-Peng Wu
  • Patent number: 10067726
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes an operating unit which a passenger can operate, and a display unit which displays various types of images based on an operation input at the operating unit. The operating unit and display unit are disposed separated from each other. The operating unit is situated between the eyes of a driver performing the operation input and the display unit, and overlays the display unit on the line-of-sight direction of the driver performing the operation input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Subaru Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Wakamoto, Makoto Niwa, Daigo Konno
  • Patent number: 10062335
    Abstract: This application describes techniques for erasing (e.g., smudging, rendering illegible, etc.) images that are presented on display mediums, such as electronic-paper displays. Electronic-paper displays include a layer of electronic ink comprising charged particles suspended in a fluid. When a voltage differential is created across the reading surface, the charged colored particles may rise to the reading surface, retreat to the opposite surface, or suspend somewhere there between, thereby creating a visible image. In some instances described herein, a common electrode is partitioned into at least two sets of elements interleaved with one another. To erase an image, a voltage differential may be driven between these two sets of elements, creating an in-plane electrical field that erases the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Yee-Ming Chung
  • Patent number: 10048758
    Abstract: A flexible device includes a bendable-foldable display that has bendable flaps connected by a hinge. The display has sensors for detecting a folding characteristic between the at least two flaps and for detecting a bending characteristic in at least one flap. The display has a haptic system with haptic output devices, where the haptic system receives input from the sensors indicating deformation of the bendable-foldable display device. A flexible device also includes bendable, foldable, or rollable displays that have sensors and actuators to augment user interaction with the device. Based on one or more measurements provided by the input, the haptic system interprets the input to determine deformation characteristics of the bendable-foldable display device. The haptic system generates haptic feedback based on the deformation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Modarres, Vincent Levesque, Danny Grant, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10031338
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for eyebox expansion by exit pupil replication in scanning laser-based wearable heads-up displays (“WHUDs”) are described. The WHUDs described herein each include a scanning laser projector (“SLP”), a holographic combiner, and an optical replicator positioned in the optical path therebetween. For each light signal generated by the SLP, the optical replicator receives the light signal and redirects each one of N>1 instances of the light signal towards the holographic combiner effectively from a respective one of N spatially-separated virtual positions for the SLP. The holographic combiner converges each one of the N instances of the light signal to a respective one of N spatially-separated exit pupils at the eye of the user. In this way, multiple instances of the exit pupil are distributed over the area of the eye and the eyebox of the WHUD is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Matthew Bailey, Vance R. Morrison, Lloyd Frederick Holland
  • Patent number: 10025384
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) includes an eye tracking system that determines user's eye tracking information based on combining structured light information and time-of-flight information. The eye tracking system includes an illumination source, an imaging device and a controller. The illumination source modulates a structured light by a carrier signal and illuminates a user's eye with the modulated structured light. The imaging device includes a detector that captures the modulated structured light. The detector comprises a plurality of pixel groups, each pixel group receiving a control signal determining when a pixel group captures light, the control signal causing pixel groups to capture light at different times relative to other pixel groups. The controller determines phases of the carrier signal based on intensities of light received by different pixel groups and generates depth information related to surfaces of the user's eye, which is used to model and track the user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Daniel Trail
  • Patent number: 10013118
    Abstract: An input/output device for a computing device including one or more touch sensors and one or more force sensors. The touch sensors sense data including one or more locations at which a contact or near-contact occurs. The force sensor sense data including a measure of an amount of force presented at the one or more locations at which a contact occurs. The touch sensors and the force sensors responsive to signals occurring in response to whether the signals are in response to contact or in response to an amount of force. The input/output device also includes one or more circuits coupled to the touch sensors and to the force sensors, and capable of combining information from both sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Q. Huppi, Martin P. Grunthaner, John G. Elias, Sinan Filiz, Steven P. Hotelling
  • Patent number: 9996168
    Abstract: A wearable device and a system to provide an input for a computing device are disclosed. The device comprises a sensing unit to deliver infrared signals to the facial region of a user and to receive transmitted or reflected signals therefrom, and a processing unit to determine the position or movement of the tongue of the user based on the received infrared signals. The processing unit is configured to provide an input to a computing device based on the determined position or movement of the tongue. The system further comprises a transmitter for wirelessly transmitting the input from the processing unit to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Amerita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Inventors: K. A. Unnikrishnan Menon, Revathy Jayaram, Divya Pullarkatt, Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh
  • Patent number: 9990704
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: an obtaining unit configured to obtain a brightness range value; and a generating unit configured to generate a display-image data on the basis of the brightness range value obtained by the obtaining unit, wherein the generating unit generates the display-image data on the basis of two or more of first image data, second image data, and brightness difference data such that, when the brightness range value obtained by the obtaining unit is within a predetermined range, a maximum gradation value of the dynamic range of the generated display-image data steadily approaches a maximum gradation value of the dynamic range of the first image data as the brightness range value obtained by the obtaining unit decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiki Nakatani, Masaharu Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 9989764
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for eyebox expansion by exit pupil replication in wearable heads-up displays (“WHUDs”) are described. A WHUD includes a scanning laser projector (“SLP”), a holographic combiner, and an optical splitter positioned in the optical path therebetween. The optical splitter receives light signals generated by the SLP and separates the light signals into N sub-ranges based on the point of incidence of each light signal at the optical splitter. The optical splitter redirects the light signals corresponding to respective ones of the N sub-ranges towards the holographic combiner effectively from respective ones of N spatially-separated virtual positions for the SLP. The holographic combiner converges the light signals to respective ones of N spatially-separated exit pupils at the eye of the user. In this way, multiple instances of the exit pupil are distributed over the area of the eye and the eyebox of the WHUD is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Matthew Bailey, Vance R. Morrison, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Joshua Moore
  • Patent number: 9983737
    Abstract: A projector includes: a display section that displays an image on a screen; a communicating section that communicates with an indicator that indicates a position on the screen; an acquiring section that acquires output destination information for specifying an output destination retained in the indicator through the communicating section; and an output control section that performs a control for outputting the image information to an output destination specified by the acquired output destination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Natori