Patents Examined by Jennifer Mehmood
  • Patent number: 10318009
    Abstract: For the purpose of enhancing accessibility of a user with respect to various applications, the disclosed technique provides a method for controlling a user-interface that provides an instruction to an application through a user-operation which is performed on a display provided on a device. The method includes a process performed by the device. The process includes: acquiring information displayed by the display; extracting at least one feature existing on the acquired information; receiving an action of a user; searching a database to identify a predetermined operation, which corresponds to the received action and the extracted at least one feature; and providing an instruction to the application through applying the identified predetermined operation, not the received action, to the user-interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonobu Aoyama, Tatsuo Sasaki, Seiichi Kataoka
  • Patent number: 10319282
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a gate driving circuit, an array substrate and a method for recovering the same. The gate driving circuit comprises: a plurality of cascaded shift registers; a recovering signal line and a first reference signal line, extending along an arrangement direction of the shift registers; and a plurality of recovering units, corresponding to the shift registers respectively. After determining a failed shift register in the gate driving circuit, the recovering unit replaces a signal outputted from the failed shift register with a first reference signal from the first reference signal line and loads the first reference signal to the corresponding gate line for recovering. Thus, compared with a structure of outputting the signal provided by the recovering signal line to the gate line, the gate driving circuit of the disclosure has a less significant attenuation on the signal outputted to the gate line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong Yang, Tingting Zhao
  • Patent number: 10310552
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a screen protector that can be easily mounted on a mobile information terminal and is able to favorably maintain the operability of the screen at the touch of the screen while ensuring engagement strength. [Solving Means] A protector configured to be mounted on a front face of a mobile information terminal includes a thin part configured to cover a screen of the mobile information terminal and a pair of thick parts disposed on upper and lower sides of the thin part and having a greater thickness than the thin part. The thin part includes a screen cover configured to cover the screen and a thin engaging part extending from the screen cover toward a side face of the mobile information terminal and configured to engage with the side face. The thick parts each include a thick engaging part connected to the thin engaging part and configured to engage with the side face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: POWER SUPPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsushi Igarashi, Yasuhiro Soda
  • Patent number: 10311782
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode display may contain an array of display pixels. Each display pixel may have a respective organic light-emitting diode that is controlled by a drive transistor. At low temperatures, it may be necessary to increase the amount of current through an organic light-emitting diode to achieve a desired luminance level. In order to increase the current through the light-emitting diode, the ground voltage level may be lowered. However, this may lead to thin-film transistors within the pixel leaking, which may result in undesirable display artifacts such as bright dots being displayed in a dark image. In order to prevent leakage in the transistors, the transistors may be coupled to separate reference voltage supplies or separate control lines. Additionally, the transistors may be positioned to minimize leakage even at low ground voltage levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Warren S. Rieutort-Louis, Keitaro Yamashita, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Yun Wang, Ting-Kuo Chang, Cheng-Ho Yu, Shinya Ono
  • Patent number: 10310804
    Abstract: A system modifies data generating haptic feedback to account for changes in user perception of haptic feedback. The system identifies haptic data and determines an estimated amplitude of haptic feedback corresponding to a portion of the haptic data. Responsive to the estimated amplitude of the haptic feedback corresponding to the portion of the haptic data exceeding a threshold value, a refractory period is determined that will occur after haptic feedback corresponding to the portion of the haptic data is applied to the user. The portion of the haptic data is provided to an input interface, and a set of haptic data associated with times within a duration of the refractory period from the identified haptic data is removed to form an adjusted data set that is provided to the input interface to provide haptic feedback to the user in accordance with adjusted haptic data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, Tristan Thomas Trutna, David R. Perek, Bruce A. Cleary, III, Brian Michael Scally
  • Patent number: 10303272
    Abstract: A touch sensitive method for simulating a stylus as a joystick, comprises: maintaining a mode parameter for recording an operating mode of the stylus; detecting, by a touch panel, a position, an axial direction and a tilt angle of the stylus with respect to the touch panel; and when the mode parameter indicates a joystick mode, converting the axial direction and the tilt angle into a first-axis tilt angle and a second-axis tilt angle and transmitting the first-axis tilt angle and the second-axis tilt angle to an application via a joystick driver, when the mode parameter indicates a stylus mode, transmitting the position to a touch sensitive driver, wherein the joystick driver, the touch sensitive driver and the application are executed under an operating system environment run by a central processing unit of a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Shun-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 10303918
    Abstract: Imaging sensor and imaging module are provided. The imaging sensor includes: a substrate; multiple pixel units disposed on the substrate, configured to acquire an optical signal carrying imaging information and convert the optical signal into an electric pixel signal, and arranged in array to form a pixel array; multiple bias voltage pseudo pixel units disposed around the pixel array, connected with the pixel units, and configured to provide a bias voltage to the pixel units; and at least one touch sensing pseudo pixel unit disposed at one side of the bias voltage pseudo pixel units which is away from the pixel units, and configured to form a capacitor structure to sense a touch to form an electric touch signal. Color aberration between the bias voltage pseudo pixel units and the touch sensing pseudo pixel unit and the pixel units is reduced, and appearance of the imaging sensor is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI OXI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yajie Zheng, Hong Zhu, Yan Ling
  • Patent number: 10297211
    Abstract: An electrowetting display device may comprise at least one pixel region that includes: a hydrophobic layer portion; an oil disposed on the hydrophobic layer portion, wherein an amount of light transmitted through the pixel region is based, at least in part, on an area of the hydrophobic layer portion that is covered by the oil; and a thin film transistor (TFT); a photo-sensor configured to generate a voltage based, at least in part, on the amount of light that transmits through the pixel region; and an electronic control circuit configured to (i) receive the voltage from the photo-sensor and (ii) provide a driving signal to the TFT of the pixel region, wherein an amplitude of the driving signal is based, at least in part, on the voltage from the photo-sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pavel Novoselov, Jozef Elisabeth Aubert, Petrus Maria de Greef
  • Patent number: 10289203
    Abstract: A number of images of an environment may be obtained over time by a number of sensors. The images may include an input surface and an input object, such as a hand or stylus, that may be utilized by a user to provide an input via the input surface. In some cases, the input may be provided without the input object touching the input surface. The location of the input object with respect to the input surface over time and a speed of the input object over time may be used to determine whether an input has been indicated by the input object without contacting the input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yue Liu, Ning Yao
  • Patent number: 10283092
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide various image display control methods and apparatus, and various display devices. One of the image display control methods comprises: acquiring target pixel density distribution information displayed by an image; adjusting display pixel density distribution of a display according to the target pixel density distribution information; and displaying the image according to the adjusted display. The technical solutions provided in the embodiments of the present application can fully use overall display pixels of a display to differently present display definition of different regions in an image and improve actual usage of the display pixels, which can better meet diversified application needs of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lin Du
  • Patent number: 10275075
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic light emitting display device including an encapsulation layer covering a pixel array layer provided on a substrate and a cover window coupled to a touch sensing layer. The touch sensing layer may include a first touch electrode layer provided on the encapsulation layer, a second touch electrode layer provided on the first touch electrode layer, and a pressure reaction member provided between the first touch electrode layer and the second touch electrode layer. Electrical characteristic of the pressure reaction member may be changed according to force applied to the pressure reaction member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JongHee Hwang, KiDuk Kim, EunJung Kim
  • Patent number: 10276103
    Abstract: A stage includes an output, first and second controllers, and first and second inputs. The output supplies a scan signal to a first output terminal and a carry signal to a second output terminal based on first and second node voltages and a first clock signal supplied to a first input terminal. The first controller controls a third node voltage based on a voltage of the second output terminal. The second controller controls the second node voltage based on the first clock signal supplied to the first input terminal and the third node voltage. The first input controls the first and third node voltages based on a carry signal of a previous stage supplied to a second input terminal. The second input controls the first and third node voltages based on the second node voltage and a carry signal of a next stage supplied to a third input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hyun Park, Sung Hwan Kim, Byung Geun Jun
  • Patent number: 10275074
    Abstract: A touch detection device includes: a substrate including a display region for displaying an image, a first frame region outside the display region, and a second frame region outside the first frame region; a plurality of detection electrodes that are arranged in the display region on a face parallel with the substrate and include metal wires; and frame wires that are coupled to the detection electrodes and arranged in the first frame region and the second frame region. A ratio of a covering area of the frame wires to a predetermined area of the substrate in the first frame region is smaller than a ratio of the covering area of the frame wires to the predetermined area of the substrate in the second frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 10269300
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display panel, driving method thereof, and an organic light-emitting display device are provided. The organic light-emitting display panel comprises a plurality of pixel driving circuits including a first, a second and a third pixel driving circuits along a row direction. The first and the second pixel driving circuits share a same reference voltage signal line. The second and the third pixel driving circuits share a same data voltage signal line. A plurality of reference voltage signal lines is connected to the plurality of pixel driving circuits. A plurality of data voltage signal lines is connected to the plurality of pixel driving circuits. A first control signal line is connected to the first and third pixel driving circuits. A second control signal line is connected to the second pixel driving circuit. A light-emitting control signal line is connected to the first, second, and third pixel driving circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongxu Xiang, Yue Li, Dong Qian, Gang Liu
  • Patent number: 10268328
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise methods and apparatus for a capacitive pressure sensor configured to detect firm pressure to a sensing surface. The capacitive pressure sensor may comprise a first substrate and a second substrate, wherein at least one of the first and second substrate is configured to deform when firm pressure is applied. The deformation of the sensor may either create a gap between the substrates or eliminate a gap between the substrates. The deformation may be interpreted as firm pressure to the sensing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Takayasu Otagaki, Kensuke Goto
  • Patent number: 10268305
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a proximity sensor overlapping a portion of the touch screen to form an overlap area of the touch screen, and a processor configured to sense a proximity of an object located over the touch screen using the proximity sensor, change a proximity sensitivity of the overlap area of the touch screen, and sense a position of the object using the changed proximity sensitivity of the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Soo Kim, Ji-Woo Lee, Young-Tae Jeong
  • Patent number: 10255985
    Abstract: A supplement resetting module for a gate driver circuit, including a pull-up control unit, a pull-down control unit, a clock signal input end, a predetermined level input end, a first control signal input end, a second control signal input end and a signal output end. A control end of the pull-up control unit is connected to the clock signal input end, an output end of the pull-up control unit is connected to the signal output end, a first control end of the pull-down control unit is connected to the first control signal input end, a second control end of the pull-down control unit is connected to the second control signal input end, an input end of the pull-down control unit is connected to the predetermined level input end, and an output end of the pull-down control unit is connected to the signal output end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingfu Han, Guangliang Shang, Yuanbo Zhang, Yujie Gao, Yan Yan, Yingmeng Miao, Seungwoo Han, Zhihe Jin, Xing Yao, Haoliang Zheng
  • Patent number: 10254891
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch sensitive display device, including: a display panel configured to display an image according to received image data; a touch sensing unit configured to generate touch sensing signals in response to a touch; a data analyzing unit configured to determine a noise period from the image data; and a touch control unit configured to set a sensing period that is outside the noise period, and to calculate a touch position based on the touch sensing signals corresponding to the sensing period and not to the noise period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Woo Noh
  • Patent number: 10255835
    Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to increasing luminance and reducing power consumption in electrowetting display devices. The electrowetting display comprises a plurality of electrowetting elements that are driven by a driving voltage that comprises a first voltage and a common voltage. A common electrode provides the common voltage. A timing controller is provided to drive the electrowetting elements. The timing controller controls the common electrode to increase an amplitude of the common voltage to thereby increase luminance of the electrowetting display during driving of the electrowetting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Petrus Maria de Greef
  • Patent number: 10249259
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for driving a pixel array. The pixel array comprises a plurality of pixel units, each comprising a plurality of sub-pixels of different colors, each sub-pixel having an aspect ratio from 1:2 to 1:1. The method comprises steps of: dividing an image to be displayed on the pixel array into a plurality of theoretical pixel units, each theoretical pixel unit comprising a plurality of color components; and calculating a luminance value of each sub-pixel of each pixel-unit based on the color components of respective divided theoretical pixel units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengcheng Lu, Mubing Li, Xue Dong, Renwei Guo