Patents Examined by Insa Sadio
  • Patent number: 10126938
    Abstract: A touch input apparatus mounted on a mounting surface includes a protrusion protruding from the mounting surface. A recessed portion is formed in the protrusion. A touch portion is provided on a bottom surface of the recessed portion and receives a user's touch signal. A vehicle having the touch input apparatus includes a display and a controller configured to operate the display according to the users input inputted to the touch input apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jungsang Min, Gi Beom Hong, Jeong-Eom Lee, Sihyun Joo
  • Patent number: 10126886
    Abstract: A transparent electrode pattern includes a first electrode including a first lower conductive layer and a first upper conductive layer located on the first lower conductive layer and a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode and including a second lower conductive layer and a second upper conductive layer positioned on the second lower conductive layer. The first and second lower conductive layers may include a metal nanowire. The first and second upper conductive layers may include a transparent conductive material that is dry-etchable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Il Choi, Jae Neung Kim, Su Bin Bae, Yu-Gwang Jeong
  • Patent number: 10120492
    Abstract: A touch sensor module is structured by laminating an organic EL layer and a smoked glass layer on a substrate, which has a positive electrode pattern and a negative electrode pattern on the upper surface. When a driving voltage is applied to the positive electrode pattern, a current flows in a segment between the positive electrode pattern and the negative electrode pattern in the organic EL layer and the segment emits light. The emitted light causes a figure that represents a key to appear on the display surface of the touch sensor module. When the user touches a portion in which the figure representing a key is displayed on the display surface of the touch sensor module, a capacitance between the positive electrode pattern and the negative electrode pattern changes. Accordingly, the user's touch to the figure representing a key is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wataru Oikubo, Yusuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10108273
    Abstract: User input devices, such as gaming controllers, are provided herein. In one example, a user input device includes a control stick mechanism configured to receive user manipulation in one or more axes. The user input device includes control circuitry configured to process movement data representative of the user manipulation to determine mapped movement data over a normalized movement space according to at least one of a mechanical center associated with the control stick mechanism and cardinality data defining a measured movement space associated with the control stick mechanism. The control circuitry is configured to present the mapped movement data for use in controlling one or more user interface elements with the control stick mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis F. McClive, Aaron J. Schmitz, Ross Anthony Nelson, Anthony John Grant
  • Patent number: 10109241
    Abstract: A light valve panel and a liquid crystal display using the same are discussed. The light valve panel according to an embodiment includes a transparent electrode layer having a plurality of blocks supplied with a voltage through data input lines. The transparent electrode layer has a low resistance or has a high resistance. When a transparent electrode layer has low resistance, each block is divided into a plurality of segment electrodes connected through a resistance pattern. A voltage is distributed to the plurality of segment electrodes of each block based on the resistance pattern. When a transparent electrode layer has high resistance, the voltage distribution in each block is based on a resistance difference that varies based on a distance between voltage feeding positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ooksang Yoo, Juyoung Lee, Sangjin Nam, Seungjin Yoo
  • Patent number: 10095332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving display image quality on electronic displays are provided. One embodiment of an electronic display includes display pixels that share a common electrode. Each of the display pixels includes a first conductive path electrically coupled between a pixel electrode and a data line, in which the first conductive path only enables the data line to charge the pixel electrode; and a second conductive path electrically coupled between the pixel electrode and the data line in parallel with the first conductive path, in which the second conductive path enables the data line to discharge the pixel electrode such that discharge rate of the pixel electrode is approximately equal to charge rate of the pixel electrode. Additionally, the embodiment includes a touch pixel that detects occurrence and position of a touch on a screen of the electronic display using the first common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kasra Omid-Zohoor, Jie Won Ryu, Jiayi Jin, Hyunwoo Nho
  • Patent number: 10095460
    Abstract: A video wall system including a first display apparatus configured to output a first portion of an image; and a second display apparatus disposed below the first display apparatus and configured to output a second portion of the image with a first predetermined time delay after the first display apparatus outputs the first portion of the image to reduce a visible step difference between the images output by the first and second display apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Inhyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10088910
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including: a point cloud generation unit configured to generate a point cloud from a range image representing a range equivalent to a distance from a display screen to an object; and a position determination unit configured to perform a principal component analysis on the generated point cloud, to detect a vector corresponding to an object relating to position specification based on an analysis result obtained by the analysis, and to determine a specified position, the specified position being specified on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Ishiwata, Satoshi Suzuki, Naoya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10083645
    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: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Chul Hong, Yun Hee Kwak, Mi-Sun Lee
  • Patent number: 10073544
    Abstract: A stylus includes a stylus housing formed with a plurality of slots along a portion of the stylus that is gripped when writing with the stylus, a plurality of tabs located in the housing that can protrude through the plurality of slots and an actuator that actuates protrusion and receding of the plurality of tabs through the plurality of slots. Protrusion of the plurality the tabs through the plurality of slots increases a grip diameter of the stylus housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Eliyahu Barel
  • Patent number: 10073539
    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: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsin Lee, Wei-Chan Sung
  • Patent number: 10067641
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a displaying method thereof are provided. The user terminal device includes a display which is divided by a folding line into a first area and a second area, the second area being larger than the first area and comprising an exposure area that is exposed while the display is folded along the folding line such that the first area faces the second area, a detector configured to detect a first user interaction of moving along a long side of the exposure area and a second user interaction of moving along a short side of the exposure area, and a controller configured to display a first function execution screen on the exposure area in response to detecting the first user interaction, and display a second function execution screen on the exposure area in response to detecting the second user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-kyung Kim, Dong-Goo Kang, Yong-yeon Lee, Ji-yeon Kwak
  • Patent number: 10061421
    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: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 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: 10062323
    Abstract: A pixel includes an organic light emitting diode, and a driving circuit configured to supply current to the organic light emitting diode, the driving circuit including a driving transistor configured to control a level of the current flowing in the organic light emitting diode based on a level of a voltage supplied to a data line, and a first transistor including a first electrode electrically connected to an anode of the organic light emitting diode, a second electrode configured to receive an initialization power, and a gate electrode electrically connected to the data line, wherein the first transistor is configured to supply the initialization power to the anode of the organic light emitting diode when the first transistor is turned on such that the organic light emitting diode does not emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Geun Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 10055185
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a projection unit that projects and displays an image onto a screen; a superimposed image drawing unit that generates a superimposed image which is to be displayed to be superimposed on the image; a browser storage unit that stores a browser screen for controlling a display position of the superimposed image from a mobile terminal; a transmission unit that transmits the browser screen to the mobile terminal; a reception unit that receives display position information of the superimposed image obtained by an operation on the browser screen displayed on the mobile terminal; and a control unit that displays the superimposed image, which is generated by the superimposed image drawing unit, so as to be superimposed on the image projected by the projection unit on the basis of the received display position information of the superimposed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sadahiko Shimazaki, Toshinori Furuhashi, Ryoichi Yonezawa, Junya Doi
  • Patent number: 10048794
    Abstract: A touch display panel comprises a display module and a sensing electrode layer. The sensing electrode layer is disposed on the substrate of the display module and includes first sensing electrodes, second sensing electrode and wires. The first sensing electrodes are arranged along a longitudinal direction. The second sensing electrode is extended along the longitudinal direction and disposed beside the first sensing electrodes. The wires are electrically connected with the first sensing electrodes and include a plurality of wire segments which are extended alternately along a first extending direction and a second extending direction. The first sensing electrode includes a plurality of first slits, the first slits are extended along the first extending direction, the second extending direction or the combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Chien, Chia-Wei Pan, Ming-Huang Chen, Hsiu-Ting Hsu
  • 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