Patents Examined by Jennifer Zubajlo
  • Patent number: 10248308
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and one or more sensors to detect intensity of contacts with the touch-sensitive surface: detects a first gesture that includes concurrently detecting a first contact and a second contact, detecting an intensity of the first contact, and detecting an intensity of the second contact; and, in response to detecting the first gesture: in accordance with a determination that the first gesture meets first operation criteria (including a criterion that is met when the intensities of the first and second contact satisfy a respective intensity threshold), performs a first operation; and, in accordance with a determination that the first gesture meets second operation criteria, wherein the second operation criteria are capable of being met when the intensities of the first and second contacts do not satisfy the respective intensity threshold, performs a second operation that is different from the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Imran A. Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10152149
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composite substrate structure and a touch panel having composite substrate structure, for promoting abrasion resistance, visual transparency, and appearance. The composite substrate structure includes a transparent substrate and a diamond-like carbon layer. The diamond-like carbon layer is disposed on the transparent substrate and has a thickness less than or equal to about 15 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: I-Chung Hsu, Kuo-Shu Hsu, Chunyong Zhang, Yuchuan Wu, Bangxiong Huang, Binghui Chen
  • Patent number: 10139968
    Abstract: A touch sensing circuit includes N periodic-wave signal generation modules, an analog front-end circuit module, N mixing modules, and N integration modules. N is an integer. The N periodic-wave signal generation modules generate N first periodic-wave signals having N frequencies to N first channels of a capacitive touch panel. The analog front-end circuit module receives and demodulates the N first periodic-wave signals passing through N mutual capacitance at N intersection points of the N first channels and a second channel to output an analog front-end signal. The N mixing modules mix the analog front-end signal and N second periodic-wave signals having the N frequencies respectively into N mixed signals. The N integration modules integrate the N mixed signals to generate N output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Raydium Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Chih Yuan, Yu Kuang
  • Patent number: 10126807
    Abstract: Switching of power modes for touch screens is disclosed. In example embodiments a touch detect mode may be activated for touchscreen operation. The touchscreen may be a projected capacitance screen that includes force sensing based on piezo electric sensors. The touch detect mode may be a low power mode in which at least one channel, but fewer than all channels of the touch screen are monitored. When is determined that a touch event has occurred a switch to a scan mode for touchscreen operation may be performed. Scan mode may be a higher power mode in which all channels of the touch screen are scanned at least for position sensing. The touch detect mode monitoring may be implemented by monitoring the total charge on the at least one channel and providing a voltage signal. When the voltage signal meets predetermined criteria an indication of a touch event may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cambridge Touch Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Arokia Nathan, Jackson Chi-Sun Lai, Suk-Bae Cha, Corbin Church
  • Patent number: 10121415
    Abstract: An OLED display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a substrate; a scan line on the substrate and configured to transmit a scan signal; a data line crossing the scan line and configured to transmit a data voltage; a driving voltage line crossing the scan line and configured to transmit a driving voltage, a portion of the driving voltage line being a second storage electrode; a switching transistor connected to the scan line and the data line; a driving transistor connected to the switching transistor and including a driving gate electrode; a driving connecting member connected to the driving gate electrode; a first storage electrode, the second storage electrode overlapping the first storage electrode; a shielding member connected to the second storage electrode and between the driving connecting member and the data line; and an organic light emitting diode connected to the driving transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Sun Lee, Dong-Hwi Kim, Jae-Sic Lee
  • Patent number: 10114599
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an image simulation method and an image simulation device of curved display. The image simulation method comprises: obtaining an arc length and a radius of curvature of a curved display to be simulated; converting a curved image to be displayed of the curved display into a plane simulation image on a visual plane according to the arc length and the radius of curvature. Through the image simulation method according to the present disclosure, it can simulate the displayed image of the curved display as the image on the visual plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lixuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10082912
    Abstract: A sensor unit 11 generates a sensor signal according to proximity and contact of a manipulation object. A proximity detecting unit 12 performs proximity detection of the manipulation object, on the basis of the sensor signal. When a plurality of manipulation objects are detected by the proximity detection, a determining unit 13 sets a priority order to the detected manipulation objects and adopts a proximity detection result on the basis of the set priority order. For this reason, even though the plurality of manipulation objects are detected, the proximity detection result having the high priority order is adopted, so that erroneous detection can be prevented and an input manipulation can be correctly performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Onishi
  • Patent number: 10083667
    Abstract: An active matrix substrate includes a plurality of signal lines, each of which includes first and second line portions and an inner connection portion (connection portion) that connects the first and second line portions. The first and second line portions of one of two adjacent signal lines are made of first and second conductive layers, respectively, and the first and second line portions of the other of the two adjacent signal lines are made of second and first conductive layers, respectively. The position of the connection portion of each of the signal lines is determined in accordance with the layout position of that signal line in the line region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yohsuke Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 10078403
    Abstract: A capacitive touch screen terminal and a near field communication method and system thereof are provided. In the method and the system, the near field communication is realized through multiplexing driving electrodes and sensing electrodes of a touch sensor in a capacitive touch screen by a transmitting terminal and a receiving terminal, and a frequency sequence is used as a carrier for data transmission. It may be suitable for the near field communication between two capacitive touch screen terminals having a large size difference; meanwhile, after starting the near field communication, the two capacitive touch screens can accurately distinguish whether a change in the electrostatic field is caused by conductors becoming near, or by the terminal communicating with it, wherein the conductors are hand, and so on. Therefore, the reliability while the data transmission is started is improved and the user experience is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Fang, Siqiu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10074301
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a display panel and a driving method thereof, and a display device. The display panel comprises a matrix structure formed by arranging sub-pixels of three different colors. Two adjacent sub-pixels of the same color in the row direction form a group. The groups of three different colors are arranged in turn in the row direction, and the groups of the same colors in two adjacent rows are arranged in such a manner that the groups of the same colors in the two rows are staggered by one or three sub-pixels in the row direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junsheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10061445
    Abstract: A touch input device may be provided that includes: a touch sensor panel comprising n number of drive electrodes, m number of receiving electrodes, and a plurality of node capacitors which are formed by the drive electrodes and the receiving electrodes; a driving part which applies a driving signal to the drive electrode; a data processor which receives a signal including information on a capacitance of the node capacitor through the receiving electrode and detects touch information on the touch sensor panel; and a controller which controls the driving part to apply the driving signal to k number of the drive electrodes of n number of the drive electrodes in a first drive mode. The “n”, “m”, and “k” are natural numbers greater than 2 and “k” is less than “n”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HiDeep Inc.
    Inventors: Byungduck Cho, Seyeob Kim
  • Patent number: 10042499
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive module is provided. The touch-sensitive module includes at least one first sub-unit. The first sub-unit includes a first sensor pad, a second sensor pad and a wrapper. The second sensor pad has a first portion and a second portion separated from each other. The first sensor pad passes through a gap between the first portion and the second portion of the second sensor pad. Two ends of a wire are electrically connected to the first portion and the second portion of the second sensor pad, respectively. The wrapper covers the first sensor pad and the second sensor pad. A first lead and a second lead connected to the first sensor pad protrude from the wrapper. A third lead and a fourth lead connected to the second sensor pad protrude from the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TOUCHPLUS INFORMATION CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Hsien Hu, Yi-Feng Wei, Yao-Chih Chuang
  • Patent number: 10042469
    Abstract: A method for reducing line display latency on a touchpad device is disclosed. The method comprises storing information regarding a plurality of prior touch events on a touch screen of the touchpad device into an event buffer. It further comprises determining an average speed and a predicted direction of motion of a user interaction with the touch screen using the plurality of prior touch events. Next, it comprises calculating a first prediction point using the average speed, the predicted direction, and a last known touch event on the touch screen. Subsequently, it comprises applying weighted filtering on the first prediction point using a measured line curvature to determine a second prediction point. Finally, it comprises rendering a prediction line between the last known touch event on the touch screen and the second prediction point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Bojan Skaljak, Arman Toorians, Michael Chu
  • Patent number: 10012532
    Abstract: An optical detector (110) is disclosed, the optical detector (110) comprising: at least one spatial light modulator (114) being adapted to modify at least one property of a light beam (136) in a spatially resolved fashion, having a matrix (132) of pixels (134), each pixel (134) being controllable to individually modify the at least one optical property of a portion of the light beam (136) passing the pixel (134); at least one optical sensor (116) adapted to detect the light beam (136) after passing the matrix (132) of pixels (134) of the spatial light modulator (114) and to generate at least one sensor signal; at least one modulator device (118) adapted for periodically controlling at least two of the pixels (134) with different modulation frequencies; and at least one evaluation device (120) adapted for performing a frequency analysis in order to determine signal components of the sensor signal for the modulation frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Robert Send, Ingmar Bruder, Stephan Irle, Erwin Thiel, Henrike Wonneberger
  • Patent number: 10013100
    Abstract: A touch panel including a substrate a first signal line positioned on the substrate and extending in a first direction while being bent in a second direction several times and a second signal line positioned on the substrate and extending in the second direction while being bent in the first direction intersecting the first direction several times to intersect the first signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jee Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10001888
    Abstract: A touch sensor panel including a plurality of drive lines crossing a plurality of sense lines, forming an array. The plurality of drive lines and the plurality of sense lines are formed by interconnecting sections of at least one conductive material having a truncated diamond shape or formed of interconnected conductive lines. At least one conductive dummy region may be disposed in an area of the touch sensor panel around the truncated diamond shape sections or interconnected conductive lines of the plurality of drive lines and the plurality of sense lines. One or more lines may be formed overlapping the interconnected sections of each of the plurality of drive lines and the plurality of sense lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Jae Hong, Martin Paul Grunthaner, Steven Porter Hotelling, Lynn Youngs
  • Patent number: 9996152
    Abstract: In an interface apparatus for presenting a force sense at a remote place or in a virtual space to a user, the number of motors for exerting force upon fingers of the user is decreased. The interface apparatus includes a first arm and a second arm for being attached to the thumb and a finger other than the thumb, respectively. A motor includes a motor main body supported for rotation, and a rotary shaft that relatively rotates with respect to the motor main body. The rotary shaft is connected to the second arm. The motor main body is connected to the first arm so as to impart rotation thereof to the first arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Shigeo Hirose, Hiroaki Ishida, Takeshi Yamagishi, Tomokazu Kake, Keiji Togawa
  • Patent number: 9983672
    Abstract: One illustrative electrostatic actuator disclosed herein includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a first insulation layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, a first resilient material between the first electrode and the second electrode, a third electrode, a second insulation layer between the second electrode and the third electrode, and a second resilient material between the second electrode and the third electrode. The first electrode and the third electrode receive power from a power supply and responsively generate a first polarity. The second electrode receives power from the power supply and responsively generates a second polarity that is opposite the first polarity. The first polarity and the second polarity generate a first attractive force between the first electrode and the second electrode and a second attractive force between the second electrode and the third electrode. The electrostatic actuator may be part of a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Olien, Michael A Greenish
  • Patent number: 9965041
    Abstract: An image analyzer (12) of an input device (1) analyzes images acquired by an image acquirer (11) and extracts image areas representing a user's body parts. A coordinate extractor (13) extracts, from the image areas representing body parts, coordinates of feature points on body parts, and generates body motion information (200d) representing trajectories of motions of body parts. When determined that predetermined body motions are performed based on the body motion information (200d), a body motion determiner (15) detects center coordinates of trajectory shapes of the predetermined body motions. A start coordinate detector (16) detects start coordinates of the predetermined body motions based on the body motion information (200d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takafumi Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 9964993
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a primary integrated display platform and a secondary integrated display platform attached via a hinge, and including a passive cooling system, a dynamic thermal management system, and a processor. The information handling system further includes an application window locator system for determining a location of a software application display window running on the information handling system on the primary integrated display platform or the secondary integrated display platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Travis C. North, Charles D. Hood, III, Lawrence E. Knepper, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Jorge A. Abullarade