Patents Examined by Insa Sadio
  • Patent number: 9842527
    Abstract: In a display device having a driver that drives load lines in an electro-optical panel through capacitor charge redistribution, a data voltage is determined by a capacitance ratio during capacitive driving. However, a panel-side capacitance is a capacitance external to a driver IC, and thus it is difficult to set the capacitance ratio exactly. Accordingly, voltage driving, which outputs a data voltage corresponding to tone data to a data voltage output terminal using a voltage driving circuit, is carried out after capacitive driving that drives the electro-optical panel has been started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Morita
  • Patent number: 9842299
    Abstract: A system, method and user interface are described for providing a personal assistant functionality using a predictive, adaptive, dichotomous (two choices) decision engine that proactively prompts the user for decisions on matters deemed relevant by the decision engine based on past user decisions and activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TELEPATHY LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Damien Phelan Stolarz, David Joseph Diaz, James Rossfeld, Scott Raven, Chris O'Malley, Christopher Kurpinski
  • Patent number: 9837049
    Abstract: A visible light communication system includes: an illumination device which emits visible light including identification information; an information presentation apparatus which presents information to a person in a range illuminated by the visible light; an information terminal which receives visible light identification information; and an information recording medium which holds pairing information associating the identification information identifying the illumination device with connection information required for connection via wireless communication with the information presentation apparatus. When the information terminal is illuminated by the visible light, the information terminal refers to the pairing information held in the information recording medium to identify the connection information associated with the identification information included in the visible light, and establishes connection with the information presentation apparatus based on the identified connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Matsukawa, Masaaki Ikehara
  • Patent number: 9827060
    Abstract: An interface component is provided for use with a first glove and a medical equipment component. The interface component comprises at least one switch located on the first glove, where each of the at least one switch provides a control signal to the medical equipment component. The interface component may further comprise a controller coupled to the plurality of switches, a power supply module coupled to the controller, and a wireless communications interface coupled to the controller in communication with a wireless interface of the medical equipment component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptive Medical (Barbados) Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Jagga
  • Patent number: 9829975
    Abstract: A gaze-controlled interface system for enabling a user to interact with an electronic visual work presented on an electronic display screen. The system has an electronic display screen configured to present the electronic visual work and an eye gaze tracker configured to sense the user's gaze position on the display screen and generate representative gaze signal. A processor receives and processes the gaze signal to enable the user to interact with the electronic visual work based on gaze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Auckland Uniservices Limited
    Inventors: Gerald Artur Norbert Weber, Christof Lutteroth, Abdul Moiz Penkar
  • Patent number: 9823635
    Abstract: A handheld information processing device such a mobile telephone or portable computer has a normal operating mode in which it executes information processing operations in response to user activation of user controls from the user control interface. Furthermore, the device has a remote control signal transmitter coupled to its processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to switch automatically to a remote control mode when no user activation of the user controls has been detected for a predetermined time duration. In an embodiment handheld information processing device switches to the remote control mode only if it is within a predetermined range of spatial locations after the time duration. In the remote control mode the processing circuit responds user activation of the user controls substantially only by causing the remote control signal transmitter to transmit conventional remote control command signals to equipment like TVs, recorders etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: HOME CONTROL SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Rogier Louis Jacques Willem Thissen
  • Patent number: 9823772
    Abstract: A sensing device includes a comparator, a first switch, a second switch, and a controller. The comparator includes a first input end and a second input end. An end of the first switch is connected to one of a first touch electrode and a second touch electrode that are complementary. An end of the second switch is selectively connected to the second touch electrode. When the first touch electrode and the second touch electrode are touched, the controller controls the first switch to connect the first input end and the first touch electrode, controls the second switch to connect the second input end and the second touch electrode, and calculates a first touch position of the first touch electrode and the second touch electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nuvoton Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Chih Wang
  • Patent number: 9823502
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a display section and a touch panel section. The touch panel section is adjacent the display section. The touch panel section includes a first layer, a second layer and a third layer. The first layer includes a conductive material. The second layer includes a bottom guard layer. The third layer includes a top guard layer. The first layer is between the second and third layers. The conductive material includes a color filter and a black matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vicente Calvo Alonso, Juha H-P Nurmi
  • Patent number: 9823781
    Abstract: This invention relates to sensor arrangements and signal processing architectures for touch-based user interfaces comprising multiple sensor types and other arrangements so as to create user interface output signals responsive to the touch of at least one human finger. Sensor types and other arrangements can include capacitive tactile sensor arrays, optical tactile sensor arrays, proximity sensor arrays, pressure sensor arrays, and video cameras. At least one software algorithm comprises at least one of a functional partition (wherein some user interface output signals are derived only from a pre-specified sensor), decision-based selection (wherein some user interface output signals are selectively derived from a selected sensor), or sensor-fusing (wherein user interface output signals are obtained from threshold testing, conditional testing, vector quantization, algorithms employing parameterized calculations, algorithms employing compensation calculations and operations, artificial neural networks, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NRI R&D PATENT LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Lester F. Ludwig
  • Patent number: 9823749
    Abstract: Described methods and apparatus for a location determination and registration methodology for smart devices that involves creating a registration map of a bounded space, with various smart devices located therein in fixed positions, and for each smart device relative positions in which a gestural input device can communicate with it, and relative distances, signal strengths and the like associated therewith for each smart device being part of the registration map. Once created, the registration map can be used to allow for a particular smart device to communicate with the gestural input platform when that is intended and the two are properly oriented relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NOD, Inc.
    Inventors: Anusankar Elangovan, Jake Kesinger
  • Patent number: 9823891
    Abstract: Described herein is an electronic name plate device (10) for use with an audio visual system. The electronic name plate (10) comprises an electronic paper display (100) which includes an array of character blocks (101), a processor (120), a receiver (170) for receiving information relating to at least one character to be displayed by the electronic name plate (10), and a power supply. The electronic paper display is mounted on a panel (102) which can be mounted within a docking station. A control system, such as, an audio visual system, is provided for controlling each electronic name plate in-situ in a conference room in front of a participant seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AV APPLICATION
    Inventor: Thierry Duchenij
  • Patent number: 9818328
    Abstract: Provided is a display device including a plurality of pixels; a plurality of data lines connected to the plurality of pixels; a data driver applying data voltages to the plurality of data lines; and a first test pad unit connected to at least one of the plurality of data lines in order to check the data voltages, in which the first test pad unit includes a test pad which is electrically double-separated from the at least one of the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Chul Hong, Yun Hee Kwak, Mi-Sun Lee
  • Patent number: 9817515
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for determining a touch input position, comprising the steps of: receiving a table including possible combinations, which can be formed with capacitance change values at a plurality of touch nodes, and information mapped to the possible combinations; acquiring a first combination related to capacitance change values at the plurality of touch nodes, which are generated by a touch input; acquiring first information mapped to the first combination by searching the table on the basis of the first combination among the possible combinations; and determining an input position of the touch input by using the acquired first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ZINITIX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hoai Sig Kang
  • Patent number: 9817478
    Abstract: A vibration device includes a touch panel, a vibrator that is arranged on the touch panel, a frame that is separated from at least a part of the touch panel and is arranged to surround the touch panel in a planar view, and a first connecting member that is arranged on the touch panel and the frame to cover a space between a part of the touch panel and the frame in a planar view and that connects the touch panel and the frame. Furthermore the first connecting member includes a first member positioned on the operation panel, a second member positioned on the frame, and a third member covering a space in a planar view. The thickness of the third member is smaller than those of the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Nakamura, Kenji Kouno, Jun Takeda
  • Patent number: 9817571
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is disclosed, thereby implementing a user input of a new type and enabling a user to determine a type and arrangement of a displayed navigation button on user's own. The present invention includes a display unit having a prescribed region assigned as a navigation region; and a controller controlling at least one navigation button to be displayed through the navigation region, wherein a type and arrangement of the at least one navigation button displayable through the navigation region are changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Junghyun Lee, Jinhae Choi, Younghoon Lee, Jongseok Park
  • Patent number: 9818362
    Abstract: Provided is a charging scan and charge sharing scan double output GOA circuit to combine the time sequence and circuit. The nth stage GOA unit circuit receives the first, the second low frequency clock signals (LC1, LC2), the direct current low voltage signal (Vss), the Mth, M?2th high frequency clock signals (CK(M), CK(M?2)), a stage transfer signal (ST(n?2)) generated by the n?2th stage GOA unit circuit, a charging scan signal (CG(n?2)) generated by the n?2th stage GOA unit circuit and a stage transfer signal (ST(n+2)) generated by the n+2th stage GOA unit circuit, the charging scan signal (CG(n)), a charge sharing scan signal (SG(n?2)) generated by the n?2th stage GOA unit circuit and the stage transfer signal (ST(n)) are respectively outputted with different TFTs; the nth stage GOA unit circuit comprises a transmission module (100), a transfer regulation module (200), an output module (300), a rapid pull-down module (400) and a pull-down holding module (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shangcao Cao
  • Patent number: 9817566
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a graphical interface element displayable on a touch screen of a computing device associated with a function to be performed. In response to receiving a touch input from a finger of a user to an area associated with the graphical interface element, such as a tap, the function is performed. In response to receiving a touch input to the area associated with the user selectable element followed by a swipe, drag, or movement of the user selectable element with a finger of the user, the user is able to control an amount of the function to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Glenn Silvis, Shweta Dattatraya Grampurohit
  • Patent number: 9818363
    Abstract: Provided is a charging scan and charge sharing scan double output GOA circuit to combine the time sequence and circuit. The nth stage GOA unit circuit receives the first, the second low frequency clock signals (LC1, LC2), the direct current low voltage signal (Vss), the Mth, M?2th high frequency clock signals (CK(M), CK(M?2)), a stage transfer signal (ST(n?2)) generated by the n?2th stage GOA unit circuit, a charging scan signal (CG(n?2)) generated by the n?2th stage GOA unit circuit and a stage transfer signal (ST(n+2)) generated by the n+2th stage GOA unit circuit, the charging scan signal (CG(n)), a charge sharing scan signal (SG(n?2)) generated by the n?2th stage GOA unit circuit and the stage transfer signal (ST(n)) are respectively outputted with different TFTs; the nth stage GOA unit circuit comprises a transmission module (100), a transfer regulation module (200), an output module (300), a rapid pull-down module (400) and a pull-down holding module (500).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shangcao Cao
  • Patent number: 9817535
    Abstract: This disclosure generally provides an input device with a matrix sensor that includes a plurality of sensor electrodes arranged on a common surface or plane. Moreover, the input device includes routing traces that electrically couple the sensor electrodes to analog front ends (AFEs). Because of the spatial relationships between these electrical components, the sensor electrodes can be categorized into groups where each of the sensors in the group is affected by a common noise source. The capacitive measurements for the sensor electrodes in each of the groups are compared to a touch threshold to determine if an input object (e.g., finger or stylus) is proximate to the sensor electrodes. If the capacitive measurements are below the touch threshold, the input device calculates an offset value that compensates for the noise. After the offset is applied, the compensated capacitive measurements are used to generate a capacitive image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Petr Shepelev
  • Patent number: 9818365
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and a device for adjusting a display picture to solve a problem in the prior art that when Greenish phenomenon of a liquid crystal display screen is alleviated, aperture ratio of the display panel is decreased so that power consumption of the screen is increased. The method for adjusting the display picture includes the steps of: receiving a first clock signal for controlling a data line voltage signal for a pixel of the first color in the display picture and receiving a second clock signal for controlling data line voltage signals for pixels of the other colors; and making a pulse width at high level of the first clock signal smaller than a high level pulse width of the second clock signal, wherein the first color is closer to green than other colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao Xu, Chunfang Zhang, Yan Wei, Heecheol Kim