Patents Examined by Insa Sadio
  • Patent number: 9971451
    Abstract: A display device having a built-in touchscreen and a driving chip, a circuit film, and a chip-on-film (COF) type driving circuit included in the display device. The COF type driving circuit performs data driving and touch driving in a combined manner. A source driving circuit outputs image data voltages through data channels. At least one touch driving circuit outputs touch driving signals through touch channels. The source driving circuit and the at least one touch driving circuit are mounted on an integrated circuit film. Data channel lines electrically connected to the data channels and touch channel lines electrically connected to the touch channels are disposed on the integrated circuit film. The noise avoidance line disposed on the integrated circuit film is located outward of an at least one outermost touch channel line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: KiYong Kim, Youngwoo Jo
  • Patent number: 9971442
    Abstract: A method for detecting a continuous circular gesture performed by an object, may have the steps of: detecting a movement of an object performing a circular movement by scanning the movement and determining subsequent position points of the object, wherein a reference position of a virtual circular movement is adapted depending on the history of scanned position points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Axel Heim, Joao Ferreira
  • Patent number: 9965180
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first control unit configured to control an operation to be performed by the information processing apparatus and a second control unit configured to control an operation of an operation unit equipped with a display device. The first control unit generates first graphic data corresponding to a screen to be displayed by the display device. The second control unit generates second graphic data corresponding to a software key. Further, the information processing apparatus combines the first graphic data with the second graphic data to form composite graphic data and causes the display device to display the composite graphic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 9966031
    Abstract: A display device having a driver that drives load lines in an electro-optical panel through capacitor charge redistribution is provided with a first driving capacitance circuit that drives the load lines, and a second driving capacitance circuit that drives output of a D/A conversion circuit for outputting a voltage corresponding to a driving voltage. Settling time of the output of the D/A conversion circuit is shortened by controlling the second driving capacitance circuit to set the output of the D/A conversion circuit to a desired output voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Morita
  • Patent number: 9959802
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a system and method for image processing, and a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xue Jiang, Xinghua Li, Seungyik Park
  • Patent number: 9958998
    Abstract: An electrode pattern includes unit patterns having a mesh-shape, the unit patterns connected to each other and including a first unit pattern and a second unit pattern, in which each of the first and second unit patterns includes sides connected to each other, an area of the first unit pattern is smaller than an area of the second unit pattern, and at least one side of the first unit pattern has a line width smaller than a line width of one side of the second unit pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 9952714
    Abstract: A touch panel device including: a first substrate having a plurality of first patterns which are electrically separated from each other; a second substrate having a plurality of second patterns which are arranged opposite to the first patterns and electrically separated from each other; and a controller that is in a pause state until one of the first patterns contacts one of the second patterns, and begins detection of an input position when one of the first patterns contacts one of the second patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Nobuo Yatsu, Masahiro Kaneko, Yayoi Tokuhara, Kohei Takahashi, Katsuaki Koshimura, Chuqi Liang, Miki Kitahara, Kiwa Imai
  • Patent number: 9950249
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display unit, an input unit, a memory unit, a sensor unit, a communication unit, and a control unit. The display unit is configured to display a question and answers corresponding to the question. The input unit is configured to allow user selection of one of the answers. The sensor unit is configured to detect movement of the electronic device. The control unit is configured to control the memory unit to record the one of the answers and to determine whether the movement meets a predetermined condition of shaking after the user selection is received by the input unit, and to control the communication unit to transmit the one of the answers when it is determined that the movement meets the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jon-Chao Hong, Ming-Yueh Hwang, Kai-Wen Tai, Chi-Ruei Tsai, Kai-Hsin Tai
  • Patent number: 9952676
    Abstract: A method is described including receiving real time signals from the sensor array, comparing the real time signals to corresponding training signals representing a gesture from each sensor in the sensor array to determine if a gesture has been recognized and transmitting a command corresponding to a recognized gesture to a remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jose Rodrigo Camacho Perez, Hector Alfonso Cordourier Maruri, Hector Raul Moncada Gonzalez, Julio Cesar Zamora Esquivel, Paulo Lopez Meyer, Alejandro Ibarra Von Borstel
  • Patent number: 9946504
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus worn on the head of a user and a method for controlling the head-mounted display apparatus are disclosed. The head-mounted display apparatus includes an attitude detector that detects the attitude of the head-mounted display apparatus, a manipulation detector that detects a predetermined manipulation performed on the head-mounted display apparatus, a display, and a processor. The head-mounted display apparatus switches a display of first display information to second display information according to a change in the attitude detected by the attitude detector. However, if the manipulation detector detects the predetermined manipulation, the head-mounted display apparatus maintains the display of the first display information without switching to the second display information even if there is a change in the attitude detected by the attitude sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tetsuji Fuchikami, Kazuki Funase, Akinori Ozeki, Hideshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 9939986
    Abstract: A screen transfer control system includes a business device performing a business process, a mobile terminal, and a screen transfer control device converting a business screen of the business device to image data and sending the image data to the mobile terminal, the screen transfer control device converting the business screen to the image data on the basis of the drawing command, detecting a change in the cursor shape on the basis of cursor information included in the drawing command, and sending change information, when a change in the cursor shape is detected, to the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal displaying the image data from the screen transfer control device, determining whether the cursor shape is changed on the basis of the change information, and starting up a software keyboard when a screen touch that made the change in the cursor shape continues for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazuki Matsui, Tomoharu Imai
  • Patent number: 9940867
    Abstract: A level shift circuit configured to generate an output signal having higher amplitude than that of an input signal. The level shift circuit includes serially-connected first and second level shift circuit for two-step amplitude increase of the input signal. The first level shift circuit includes first to fourth transistors, each of which has a control terminal and first and second current terminals, and first and second resistance elements respectively connected between the first and third transistors, and between the second and fourth transistors. A potential difference between two ends of each resistance element is respectively smaller than, or no smaller than, a respective predetermined potential difference when a current does not flow, or flows, therethrough. The second level shift circuit has fifth to tenth transistors, each of which has a control terminal and first and second current terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsuchi
  • Patent number: 9939946
    Abstract: The securing of a data input device of a computer system including a screen, the device including a touch-sensitive surface allowing an object displayed on the screen to be designated, and a switch operable by pressing the touch-sensitive surface, the operation of the switch allowing a designated object to be selected. The device furthermore includes means for measuring a force applied to the touch-sensitive surface and intended to operate the switch. The measurement means are independent from the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Bigand, Michaël Manceau
  • Patent number: 9933874
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an integrated touch control display panel. The integrated touch control display panel includes a display region and a peripheral circuit region located on at least one side of the display region. The display region includes a plurality of stripe shaped touch control electrodes that extend in a first direction and are sequentially arranged in a second direction which intersects with the first direction. Defining a width of a gap between the peripheral circuit region and a closest stripe shaped touch control electrode in the second direction as a first width, and defining a width of a gap between any two adjacent stripe shaped touch control electrodes as a second width, the first width is greater than the second width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SHANGHAI AVIC OPTO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhaokeng Cao, Wantong Shao, Gang Liu
  • Patent number: 9928020
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display configured to display a plurality of images corresponding to a plurality of contents, a controller configured to, in response to a manipulation regarding the display apparatus being detected, control the display to display an object indicating an image for which a manipulation command is to be applied on one of the plurality of images, and an input unit configured to receive an input of a display location of the object on the plurality of images and a manipulation command regarding an image where the object is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-chang Jang
  • Patent number: 9921664
    Abstract: A keyboard device includes M driving circuits DC(1)˜DC(M), N transition circuits TC(1)˜TC(N), a control module, M column signal lines C(1)˜C(M), N row signal lines R(1)˜R(N) and M*N key units KU(1,1)˜KU(M,N). The control module performs a scanning process to sequentially scan the M column signal lines C(1)˜C(M) in M scan cycles scan(1)˜scan(M). If the key unit KU(k,x) connected with the k-th column signal line C(k) and the x-th row signal line R(x) is depressed, a scan voltage is transmitted from the k-th column signal line C(k) to the x-th row signal line R(x) through a switch sw(k,x) of the key unit KU(k,x). The transition circuit TC(x) connected with the x-th row signal line R(x) is turned on according to the scan voltage. Consequently, an output voltage Rout(x) from the transition circuit TC(x) has a first voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsin Lee, Wei-Chan Sung
  • Patent number: 9916074
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides for interpreting and facilitating user input to virtual knobs on a touchscreen interface. Aspects of the disclosure provide for the interpretation of a contact with a virtual knob of a device represented on a touchscreen interface. In response to the contact, a state change associated with the virtual knob may be made, or an annular input icon displayed around the virtual knob. The annular input icon may guide an adjustment of the virtual knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Peng Zeng
  • Patent number: 9916119
    Abstract: A multiple display method to be performed by two or more communication terminals to expand visibility is provided. A first communication terminal establishes a wireless connection with a second communication terminal, receives device information of the second communication terminal, generates first screen data based on the device information for configuring a first screen of the first communication terminal and second screen data for configuring a second screen of the second communication terminal in association with the first screen. The second screen data is transmitted to the second communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Hong Jeung, Sung-Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 9910537
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an in-cell touch screen panel, a driving method thereof and a display device. A plurality of sub-pixels are grouped into sub-pixel groups, each of which includes at least two sub-pixels. Cathode layers of different sub-pixel groups are independent of one another. The cathode layers are reused as self-capacitance electrodes. A driving chip determines a touch position by detecting a change in capacitance of the cathode layers, thereby achieving touch control functionality. The driving chip outputs, in a fourth phase, signals to the cathode layers and to the signal terminals of each sub-pixel circuit, each of the signals is a superposition of the signal output in a third phase with a touch scanning signal such that each sub-pixel circuit operates in the fourth phase in the same state as in the third phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Yingming Liu, Weijie Zhao, Hongjuan Liu, Wei Li, Chunlei Wang, Xiaobo Xie, Rui Xu
  • Patent number: 9898974
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a display drive scheme without a reset. In one aspect, a first voltage can be applied to an electrode of a display unit to position a movable element from a first position towards a second position, and a second voltage can be applied to the electrode of the display unit to position the movable element to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SnapTrack, Inc.
    Inventors: Bing Wen, Edward Keat Leem Chan