Patents Examined by Insa Sadio
  • Patent number: 10042479
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NRI R&D Patent Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lester F. Ludwig, Vadim Zaliva
  • Patent number: 10042480
    Abstract: An electronic device (100) is configured to be operable with the user input attachment (102) so as to provide a user with the option of using a touch sensitive display (101) alone, or in conjunction with the control device or keypad having physical keys to enhance the tactile user experience. The electronic device (100) includes a touch sensitive display (101) and the controller (104) it is operable with a touch sensitive display (101). When the user input attachment (102) is coupled to the touch sensitive display (101), and identification module (106) is configured to identify the user input attachment (102) by way of a temporal signature signal (110). Once identified, and adaptation module (107) is configured to reconfigure the electronic device (100) in response to the user input attachment (102) being attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: John Henry Krahenbuhl, Louis Jerome Lundell, Jiri Slaby
  • Patent number: 10039524
    Abstract: A medical image diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes image generation circuitry, a touch panel, and control circuitry. The image generation circuitry generates a medical image based on data collected through scanning on a subject. The touch panel displays the medical image, and detects a tap operation, a long-press operation, or a flick operation on the displayed medical image. The control circuitry changes a parameter that affects the display of the medical image in a region relative to a position where the tap operation, the long-press operation, or the flick operation is detected, based on at least one of the strength of the tap operation, the number of times of the tap operation, the strength of the long-press operation, the long-press time of the long-press operation, the strength of the flick operation, the direction of the flick operation, and the speed of the flick operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ohuchi, Koichiro Kurita, Tomohisa Imamura, Satoshi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10037723
    Abstract: A fault-tolerant LCD display system comprises an LCD panel and a first driver coupled to the LCD panel and including a first gate driver and a first source driver, the first driver including a first transient voltage suppressor. A second driver is also coupled to the LCD panel and includes a second gate driver and a second source driver, the second driver including a second transient voltage suppressor. One of the first and second drivers is operable to be active while the other is inactive, and vice versa, and the first and second drivers are isolated from one another. The first and second transient voltage suppressors are operable to prevent a back biasing voltage from leaking back through the inactive driver and thus the transient voltage suppressors are operative to prevent a back biasing voltage from shunting through the non-active driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: L3 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
    Inventor: Michael G. Abernathy
  • Patent number: 10031662
    Abstract: A method of processing a transaction comprising the steps of generating a position signal indicative of position of a touching of a touch screen having a transparent reference surface, displaying an image of the touching of the screen responsive to the position signal, and changing the image as a function of the difference between the position signal and a predetermined position value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Havens, Richard A. Romanchik
  • Patent number: 10031591
    Abstract: According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a pointing device system including an elongate base member, a sleeve disposed to fit over a portion of the elongate base member, the sleeve configured to rotate about the elongate base member in a first direction and slide about the elongate base member in a second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction, a first support disposed at a first end of the elongate base member, a second support disposed at a distal second end of the elongate base member, and a plurality of support rails interposed between the first support and the second support, wherein the first support includes a first angular extension and the second support includes a second angular extension, the first angular extension and second angular extension configured to support depression of the elongate base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CONTOUR DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Wang, HanNing Lu, ChangJun Zhao, ZhiJian Huang
  • Patent number: 10025149
    Abstract: Gate-driving circuitry of a thin film transistor array panel is formed on the same plane as a display area of the transistor array panel. The gate-driving circuitry includes driving circuitry and signal lines having apertures. Thus, a sufficient amount of light, even though illuminated from the thin film transistor array panel side, can reach a photosetting sealant overlapping at least in part the gate-driving circuitry. The thin film transistor array panel and the counter panel are put together air-tight and moisture-tight. Consequently, the gate-driving circuitry can avoid corrosion by moisture introduced from outside. Gate-driving circuitry malfunctions can also be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Gyu Kim, Seung-Hwan Moon, Yong-Soon Lee, Nam-Soo Kang, Haeng-Won Park
  • Patent number: 10025501
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a computing device with a touch screen display comprises displaying a first soft keyboard. While displaying the first soft keyboard, a key for selecting a second soft keyboard different from the first soft keyboard is displayed. A first contact is detected on the key for selecting the second soft keyboard. In response to detecting the first contact, the second soft keyboard is displayed. Movement of the first contact is detected to a character-insertion key in the second soft keyboard. Lift off of the first contact is detected at the character-insertion key in the second soft keyboard to which the first contact moved. In response to detecting the lift off, a character is inserted that corresponds to the character-insertion key in the second soft keyboard to which the first contact moved and the display of the second soft keyboard is ceased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bas Ording, Kenneth Kocienda
  • Patent number: 10025385
    Abstract: A computing device includes a keyboard without a key for a spacebar and a trackpad, where any portion of the trackpad is configurable to function as the spacebar and any portion of the trackpad is configurable to function as the trackpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: William Hamburgen, Frank Hislop
  • Patent number: 10019117
    Abstract: Provided is a position detecting device including: a light emission unit configured to emit light in a predetermined wavelength band in a manner substantially parallel to a plane surface; a polarization filter configured to transmit p polarized light of light reflected on the plane surface and to block s polarized light thereof; and an imaging unit configured to perform imaging of the plane surface obliquely from above with the light in the predetermined wavelength band through the polarization filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10013101
    Abstract: A device includes a controller coupled to a touch sensor. The touch sensor includes a first array of capacitive nodes substantially aligned with a second array of capacitive nodes in a mechanical stack. The controller is configured, when in a self-capacitive mode of operation, to send a first drive signal to a plurality of the electrodes of the first array, send a shield signal to at least a portion of the electrodes of the second array at the same time as the first drive signal is sent to the plurality of electrodes of the first array, and sense touch inputs based on signals received from the plurality of electrodes of the first array while the first drive signal is being sent to the plurality of electrodes of the first array and the shield signal is being sent to the at least a portion of the electrodes of the second array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Brunet, Richard P. Collins, Martin J. Simmons, Justin A. Church
  • Patent number: 10007475
    Abstract: A flexible display device including a memory; a display including an extendable and reducible screen; a sensor configured to detect a size of the screen; and a controller configured to display information on the extended screen, and store the information in the memory in response to the size of the screen being reduced while the information is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunjoo Jeon, Youngjun Kim, Eunjeong Ryu
  • Patent number: 10002582
    Abstract: In a display device having a driver that drives load lines in an electro-optical panel through capacitor charge redistribution, the driver, which drives load lines at a desired voltage through charge redistribution and furthermore drives these load lines at the desired voltage in a voltage driving circuit, includes an auxiliary voltage setting circuit that sets the voltage of an input terminal of the voltage driving circuit to a voltage corresponding to a driving voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Morita
  • Patent number: 10002890
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display according to an exemplary embodiment includes a first substrate, a gate line and a data line disposed on the first substrate, a first thin film transistor (“TFT”) and a second TFT connected to the gate line and the data line, a first subpixel electrode connected to the first TFT, a first resistor connected to the second TFT, and a second subpixel electrode connected to the first resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoon Kim, Ki Chul Shin, Jae Jin Lyu
  • Patent number: 9996310
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying prioritized content using a display array are described herein. In some embodiments, a display array may include two or more display devices, which may render content thereby. If an update or change to the content occurs, or if new content is requested, then that content may be assigned a higher priority level. A computing system may include a device management system that continually monitors the availability of the various display devices of the display array, and based on the content received by an applications management system of the computing system, determines which display device should render which content. For instance, an update to content displayed on a second display device may be caused to be displayed on a first display device in response to the device management system determining that the first display device is to be used for displaying high priority content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Edward Bliss, Michael Douglas McQueen
  • Patent number: 9996176
    Abstract: A tablet PC having an interactive display, which is touchscreen enabled, may be enhanced to provide a user with superior usability and efficiency. A touchscreen device may be configured to receive multiple concurrent touchscreen contacts. The attributes of the multiple concurrent touchscreen contracts may be mapped to operations performed on the computing device. As a result, a user can trigger the execution of the toggle accessibility aid operation and the screen rotation operation with greater convenience. Moreover, the tablet PC may be configured to map an operation to a hand gesture or input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Zotov, Bryan D. Scott, Reed L. Townsend, Steven P. Dodge
  • Patent number: 9996201
    Abstract: A touch panel having improved visibility is provided. The touch panel includes a window part, at least one ultraviolet (UV) resin layer attached to a bottom surface of the window part, and a display part including a touch sensor film module attached to a bottom surface of the at least one UV resin layer such that the UV resin layer prevents refractions and reflections of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung-Gon Kim, Jong-Woo Kim, Hyon-Myong Song, Duck-Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 9990076
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a touch screen apparatus including a touch screen having a geomagnetic sensing function and a near-field communication (NFC) function and configured to calculate touched coordinates using a touch input signal when the touch input signal is generated as a location on a touch panel is touched by a touch screen electronic pen after the touch screen is powered on; the touch screen electronic pen having an NFC function, and configured to take notes on the touch panel according to a user's manipulation and transmit the touched coordinates calculated by the touch screen to a main central processor; and the main central processor having an NFC function, and configured to receive the touched coordinates from the touch screen electronic pen and output characters corresponding to the touched coordinates onto the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang Joo Jung
  • Patent number: 9987753
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to a controller system having a moveable member. In particular, the controller system may include a rotatable knob having a curved surface, at least one motor that is operable to apply torque to the rotatable knob, a curved touchpad arranged to sense touch gestures on the curved surface, and a moveable member that is mechanically adjustable between a first position and a second position. In the first position, the moveable member is coupled to the rotatable knob and extends radially from the curved surface along a radial axis, such that application of a force perpendicular to the radial axis to the moveable member causes rotation of the rotatable knob. While in the second position, the moveable member provides accessibility to the curved surface of the rotatable knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Linnell, Tobias Kinnebrew
  • Patent number: 9990886
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display is disclosed. In one aspect, the OLED display includes a display unit and a plurality of pixels over the display unit. Each of the pixels comprises first and second sub-pixels each comprising an OLED and a pixel circuit. Each pixel circuit is connected to a first node and a first control line that is configured to supply a first control signal having a rising edge prior to a time when the OLED emits light in a frame. Each pixel circuit is further connected to a second node and a light emitting signal line that is configured to supply a light emitting signal having a falling edge prior to a time when the OLED emits light in the frame. The pixel circuit of the first sub-pixel comprises a first timing compensating capacitor connecting the first node and an anode of the OLED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungkyu Lee, Taehoon Kwon