Patents Examined by Insa Sadio
  • Patent number: 10388076
    Abstract: An optical see-through head-mounted display device includes a see-through lens which combines an augmented reality image with light from a real-world scene, while an opacity filter is used to selectively block portions of the real-world scene so that the augmented reality image appears more distinctly. The opacity filter can be a see-through LCD panel, for instance, where each pixel of the LCD panel can be selectively controlled to be transmissive or opaque, based on a size, shape and position of the augmented reality image. Eye tracking can be used to adjust the position of the augmented reality image and the opaque pixels. Peripheral regions of the opacity filter, which are not behind the augmented reality image, can be activated to provide a peripheral cue or a representation of the augmented reality image. In another aspect, opaque pixels are provided at a time when an augmented reality image is not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Bob Crocco, Alex Kipman, John Lewis
  • Patent number: 10386927
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for providing notification are provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a touch screen, a communication circuit, an electric motor, a processor electrically coupled to the touch screen, the communication circuit, and the electric motor, and a memory electrically coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions to be executed by the processor which is configured to control for detecting occurrence of an event from a signal received through the communication circuit or an operation of the electronic device, generating a notification based on at least part of the event, detecting whether at least some areas of the touch screen are touched by a user's hand or finger using the touch screen, and, when the at least some areas of the touch screen are touched by the user's hand or finger, activating the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-Gil Kim, Sungwang Kim
  • Patent number: 10379632
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display and one or more sensors to detect signals from a stylus associated with the device: displays a user interface in a viewing mode, the user interface including a content region and a first control region; while displaying the user interface in the viewing mode, detects an input by a first contact on the touch-sensitive display; and, in response to detecting the input: when the first contact is a stylus contact in the content region: changes from the viewing mode to an editing mode; and displays, in the content region, a mark drawn in accordance with movement of the first contact; and when the first contact is a non-stylus contact in the content region: remains in the viewing mode; and performs a navigation operation in the content region in accordance with movement of the first contact without displaying the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Conrad R. Carlen, Linda Y. Fong, Alexandre R. Moha, Jason C. Beaver, Toby C. Paterson
  • Patent number: 10379573
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a displaying method thereof are provided. The user terminal device includes a display configured to be divided into a plurality of display areas along a plurality of folding lines, a plurality of hinges configured to support the display along the plurality of folding lines, a detector configured to detect a bending state of the display along the plurality of folding lines, and a controller configured to, in response to a detection of the display being bent along at least one of the plurality of folding lines, control the display to display information in the plurality of display areas based on a bending state of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hae-yoon Park, Ji-yeon Kwak, Yeo-jun Yoon, Yun-kyung Kim, Hyun-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10372239
    Abstract: An input device and method for control based on input device tilt is provided. The input device includes a conductive tip formed at one end of the input device, a resonant circuit unit configured to generate a response signal corresponding to a signal entering through the conductive tip and output the response signal through the conductive tip, and a connection part formed between the conductive tip and a body of the input device to enclose a periphery of the conductive tip so as to have a part of the conductive tip exposed from one end of the input device. The connection part includes a metal member having a larger cross-section area than a cross-section area of the conductive tip and which affects signal intensity in response to input device tilt as detected by a touch screen of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang-nam Kim, Sung-soo Park, Byung-hoon Kang, Kang-min Lee
  • Patent number: 10372403
    Abstract: A multi-user display collaboration system includes a plurality of source devices that each include a respective source device display screen, a display device, and a sink device coupled to each of the plurality of source devices and the display device. The sink device receives first collaboration information that is stored on the first source device and displayed on a first source device display screen of the first source device, and displays the first collaboration information on the display device. The sink device then receives a first input instruction from a second source device that is directed to the first collaboration information displayed on the display device; and causes the first input instruction to be executed on the first collaboration information that is displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Marquardt, Neil Hand
  • Patent number: 10365765
    Abstract: A method for processing a touch or a gesture input made though the touch panel of the electronic device is provided. An electronic device includes a display having a touch panel for receiving a touch or a gesture input, a processor which is electrically connected to the display, and a memory which is electrically connected to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions, executable to configure the processor to receive the gesture input made through the touch panel, to detect touch coordinates corresponding to the gesture input on the touch panel, to determine predictive coordinates corresponding to the touch coordinates, to determine whether to compensate the predictive coordinates based on a movement direction of the gesture input, to determine target coordinates corresponding to the predictive coordinates based on a movement speed of the gesture input, and to display at least one object at the target coordinates on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangwoo Lee, Donggyu Kim, Youngjoon Ko, Sangyup Lee, Youngseok Lim
  • Patent number: 10366653
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting device including a magnetoresistive element including a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a separation layer disposed between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer, an organic light-emitting element electrically connected to the magnetoresistive element, wherein the organic light-emitting element comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, and an organic light-emission layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, a magnetic field applying unit configured to apply a magnetic field to at least the magnetoresistive element, and optionally, to the organic light-emitting element, a power source configured to supply a current between the magnetoresistive element and the organic light-emitting element, and a current source configured to apply a current between both terminals of the organic light-emitting element, wherein light-emission characteristics of the organic light-emitting device are changed depending on a direction and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Ohyun Kwon, Youngjae Park, Hyun Koo, Byoungki Choi, Zeev Valentine Vardeny, Chuang Zhang, Dali Sun, Zhiyong Pang
  • Patent number: 10359626
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display, in particular an autostereoscopic or holographic display, for representing preferably three-dimensional information, wherein the stereo views or the reconstructions of the holographically encoded objects can be tracked to the movements of the associated eyes of one or more observers in a finely stepped manner within a plurality of zones of the movement region. In this case, the zones are selected by the activation of switchable polarization gratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
    Inventor: Norbert Leister
  • Patent number: 10359859
    Abstract: Integrated control panel and electronic displays wherein the control panel may be positioned over the electronic display with at least part of the display being visible to the user. The control panel may consist of control elements such as rotary controls or buttons that can be associated with graphics on the display. Light emitters and detectors may be used to detect movement of the control elements such that the region of the display adjacent or juxtaposed to the control elements is not obscured from view of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LAWO HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Alex Miles
  • Patent number: 10359982
    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 a gesture sensor that detects a swipe gesture manipulation that indicates a direction, the swipe gesture manipulation being performed in a manipulation space, a display, a processor, and a memory storing a program. The program, when executed by the processor, executes a switching operation, in which first display information to be displayed on the display is switched to second display information according to the direction indicated by the swipe gesture manipulation detected by the gesture sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Tetsuji Fuchikami, Kazuki Funase, Akinori Ozeki, Hideshi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10353524
    Abstract: A touch window includes a first electrode disposed on an electrode substrate, an intermediate layer on the electrode substrate, and a second electrode disposed on the intermediate layer. A material of the electrode substrate is different from a material of the intermediate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soung Kyu Park, Mun Suk Kang, Do Youb Kwon, Ji Chang Ryu, Seok Pyo Yun, Gyu Rin Lee, Jin Seok Lee, Chung Wan Lee, Jae Hak Her
  • Patent number: 10353569
    Abstract: A crop frame adjusting method includes displaying an image; displaying a crop frame on the image; and in response to touches within a virtual frame corresponding to the crop frame are detected, resizing the crop frame according to movements of the touches, wherein the virtual frame is extended from the crop frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsun Lu, Yi-Ting Hou, Ke-Neng Wu, Chieh-Hua Kuo, Wei-Han Wu
  • Patent number: 10347221
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which includes a plurality of displays, a processor electrically connected to the plurality of displays, and a memory electrically connected to the processor, in which the memory stores a middleware, which when executed by a processor divides image data to be displayed on the plurality of displays, and transmits the divided image data to display drivers of the plurality of displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sooyong Lee, Jaeseong Yoon
  • Patent number: 10345985
    Abstract: An input device has one or more electrodes configured for capacitive sensing, an electronic circuit, one or more conductive feed line(s) connecting the one or more electrode(s) with the electronic circuit, wherein the device is configured to increase or decrease a signal received from at least one of the electrodes through an associated feed line in function of at least one other signal from another electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Lionel Portmann, Axel Heim, Andreas Dorfner, Claus Kaltner
  • Patent number: 10338684
    Abstract: A method of mapping user movements captured by a capture device external to a computing device, to inputs events on the computing device, may comprise executing an application on the computing device, using at least one processor of the computing device. The computing device may transmit video data of the application to a receiver device. The computing device may receive gesture data associated with the application, the gesture data based on movements of a user captured from a capture device communicatively coupled to the receiver device. The gesture data may be mapped to an input event on the computing device and data simulating the input event may be provided to a sensor on the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Karthik Veeramani, Ujwal Paidipathi, Ajit Prakash Joshi
  • Patent number: 10339890
    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: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Morita
  • Patent number: 10331250
    Abstract: A touch panel is provided. The touch panel includes a substrate having a touch area and a peripheral area adjacent to the touch area. A transparent conductive layer is disposed on the substrate, the transparent conductive layer includes a touch-sensing portion and a wiring portion, wherein the touch-sensing portion is electrically connected to the wiring portion, and wherein the touch-sensing portion is disposed corresponding to the touch area and the wiring portion is disposed corresponding to the peripheral area. A metal layer is disposed on the wiring portion of the transparent conductive layer and corresponding to the peripheral area. An insulating layer is disposed on the metal layer and corresponding to the peripheral area. A touch display device including the touch panel is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Chen, Tung-Chang Tsai, Hung-Sheng Cho
  • Patent number: 10331235
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a system and method that measures tilt of a stylus relative to a surface of a stylus sensor of an electronic device. In one embodiment, the tilt of the stylus is determined by transmitting a position indicating signal and a tilt indicating signal from respective electrodes of the stylus, and determining positions of the electrodes based on the position indicating signal and the tilt indicating signal. The tilt of the stylus is determined based on the positions of the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: David Charles Fleck
  • Patent number: 10324568
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a touch electrode disposed on a substrate, the touch electrode including a metal layer; a phase matching layer disposed on the metal layer; and a thin film layer disposed on the phase matching layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Youn Han, Kyung Seop Kim, Sung Kyun Park, Sang Kyu Choi