Patents Examined by Jimmy H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10281988
    Abstract: A method for display control and an electronic device are provided. The method includes: detecting a first touch operation and a second touch operation performed on a touch sensing unit. A first touch direction corresponding to the first touch operation and a second touch direction corresponding to the second touch operation are obtained. A first control instruction is obtained based on the first touch direction and the second touch direction. That is, in embodiments of the disclosure, the effect of a touch instruction response to two successively performed touch operations is different from the effect of a touch instruction response to two separately performed touch operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Qingdi Xie, Xiaoping Zhang, Gang Li, Chunlong Yang
  • Patent number: 10210811
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pixel for improving an image quality. A pixel includes: an organic light emitting diode; a first transistor to control a current supplied to the organic light emitting diode from a first power source connected to a first electrode of the first transistor in response to a voltage applied to a first node; a second transistor connected between the first node and a second node, and turned on when a scan signal is supplied to a scan line; a first capacitor connected between the second node and a data line; and a third transistor connected between a second electrode of the first transistor and the second node, and turned on when a common control signal is supplied to a common control line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10198093
    Abstract: A stylus capable of bidirectionally communicating with a sensor controller includes a receiver that receives an uplink signal sent by the sensor controller, a controller that determines whether a signal having a predetermined waveform is to be continuously sent over a second time period or to be continuously sent over a first time period longer than the second time period, on the basis of the uplink signal, and a transmitter that continuously sends the signal having the predetermined waveform over the first time period or the second time period on the basis of the result of determination by the controller. As a result, the sensor controller can detect a burst signal from the stylus over a wide range in a sensor touch surface, to thereby reduce the possibility that the sensor controller may fail to detect the burst signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hara, Yoshio Nomura
  • Patent number: 10192484
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a pixel circuit and a driving method thereof, a display panel and a display device, which relate to the field of display technology, and can prevent the drift of the threshold voltage of a driving transistor from affecting the driving current of an active light emitting device. The pixel circuit comprises: a preset unit, a compensation unit, a data writing unit, a driving unit, an energy storage unit, and a light emitting unit. The embodiments of the present disclosure can be used to manufacture display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Li, Baoqiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10152173
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices, and systems for detecting touch inputs. In one aspect, a device includes: (1) a touch surface; (2) a plurality of sense electrodes configured to sense capacitance of a touch input; (3) one or more force electrodes configured to sense force of the touch input; and (4) a sensing module configured to: (a) determine a first capacitance; (b) determine whether the first capacitance exceeds an adaptive threshold; (c) if the first capacitance does not exceed the adaptive threshold, determine a force; (d) if the force meets one or more predefined criteria indicative of a touch input, lower the adaptive threshold; (e) determine a second capacitance; (f) determine whether the second capacitance exceeds the lowered threshold; and (g) if the second capacitance exceeds the lowered threshold, determine that the touch input is present on the touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PARADE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Qu, Tom Bentson, Marcin Lobrow, Jeffrey Tucker, Gary Sterling
  • Patent number: 10095277
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a display control method are described. The display control method includes determining whether the external input device is connected with the electronic apparatus; controlling the display component to display the graphic user interactive interface with a first display mode in a state where the external input device is not connected with the electronic apparatus; and controlling the display component to display the graphic user interactive interface with a second display mode in a state where the external input device is connected with the electronic apparatus, wherein layout of operable objects in the graphic user interactive interface displayed with the first display mode and layout of operable objects in the graphic user interactive interface displayed with the second display mode are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Kang, Xu Jia
  • Patent number: 10096302
    Abstract: A display system is provided. The display system includes a perframe controller configured to receive a frame synchronization signal and to change values of M and N in synchronization with at least one pulse of the frame synchronization signal, where M and N are natural numbers; and a fractional divider configured to generate and output a pixel clock signal by dividing an input clock signal by a division ratio of N/M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Ho Roh, Bong Il Park
  • Patent number: 10089927
    Abstract: An improved AM OLED pixel circuit and method of wide dynamic range dimming for AM OLED displays are disclosed that maintain color balance throughout the dimming range, and also maintain the uniformity of the luminance and chromaticity of the display at low gray-levels as the display is dimmed to lower luminance values. As such, AM OLED displays can meet the stringent color/dimming specifications required for existing and future avionics, cockpit, and hand-held military device display applications. Essentially, the OLED pixel circuit and method of dimming that are disclosed use Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) of the OLED pixel current to achieve the desired display luminance. Two example circuits are disclosed that externally PW modulate the common cathode voltage or common power supply voltage to modulate the OLED current in order to achieve the desired display luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kalluri R. Sarma, Jerry A. Roush, John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10073610
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for identifying gestures performed by a user to control an interactive display. The gestures are identified based on a bounding box enclosing the points at which a user contacts a touch sensor corresponding with the display surface. The invention thus permits the use of inexpensive and highly reliable grid-based touch sensors that provide a bounding box to describe contact information. In identifying the gestures, the position, motion, shape, and deformation of the bounding box may all be considered. In particular, the center, width, height, aspect ratio, length of the diagonal, and orientation of the diagonal of the bounding box may be determined. A stretch factor, defined as the maximum of the ratio of the height of the bounding box to the width of the bounding box and the ratio of the width of the bounding box to the height of the bounding box, may also be computed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: W. Daniel Hillis
  • Patent number: 10031581
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing virtual artifacts using mobile devices. In one aspect, methods include receiving a signal indicating user input to a touchscreen display of a mobile computing device, detecting motion of the mobile computing device, the motion mimicking motion associated with a physical artifact, identifying a function based on the user input and the motion, the function corresponding to a function that can be physically performed using the physical artifact, executing the function on the mobile device, and generating feedback to a user of the mobile device, the feedback indicating execution of the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: T. V. Raman, Chaitanya Gharpure, Charles L. Chen
  • Patent number: 10025435
    Abstract: A touch panel may include a substrate, a touch unit region and a covering layer. The touch unit region includes first electrode and a second electrode isolated from the first electrode. The covering layer covers at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode and has a touch surface. A distance between the touch surface and the first electrode or the second electrode ranges between 0.01 micrometers and 100 micrometers. A mutual capacitance value between the first electrode and the second electrode ranges between 0.1 pF and 10 pF when a touch has not occurred yet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sin-An Chen, Chih-Chia Chang, Sheng-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9966035
    Abstract: Discussed is an organic light emitting display device and a driving method thereof, which reduce a size of corrected image data by using a color compression scheme to decrease a capacity of a memory, and reduce a size of an integrated circuit (IC) to increase a manufacturing yield. The method can include loading a compensation coefficient stored in a memory, correcting image data by applying the compensation coefficient to a data voltage supplied to a pixel, compressing, in different compression schemes, corrected image data of a color having high visual perceivability and corrected image data of a color having low visual perceivability, and synthesizing corrected image data of red, green, and blue pixels, which are compressed by the different compression schemes, to store the synthesized image data in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Man Kim, Do Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 9939642
    Abstract: Provided is a glass type terminal and a control method thereof. The glass type terminal includes: a frame unit configured to be wearable on a user's head; a display unit; and a control unit configured to turn on power of a camera when preset conditions are met, analyze an image captured by the camera to produce image capture guide information, and control the display unit to output the produced image capture guide information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yujune Jang, Taeseong Kim, Taekyoung Lee, Jeongyoon Rhee
  • Patent number: 9933904
    Abstract: The invention concerns a capacitive touch system comprising: an active stylus (800) configured so as to continuously emit a signal a capacitive touch device (200) configured to be in a reset phase (1000), followed by a finger touch sensing phase (2000), the finger touches being sensed exclusively during the finger touch sensing phase (2000). The capacitive touch device (200) is configured to sense the signal from the active stylus (800) during the reset phase (1000). The capacitive touch device (200) comprises at least one charge sensor (208, 213) comprising a charge sensor amplifier (305) comprising an input (CSi) and an output (csaout), and a switch (Sw1) between this input (CSi) and this output (csaout). The charge sensor amplifier (305) is arranged for conveying the signal of the active stylus (800) through a non-zero resistance value (Ron) of the switch (Sw1) during the reset phase (1000).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Silicon SA
    Inventors: Hussein Ballan, Philippe Bauser
  • Patent number: 9870071
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for managing security of a terminal which increases reliability of an electronic signature. The apparatus includes a controller for detecting coordinate values of input positions of an electronic pen as interruption information when the interruption is received, and a memory for storing the detected input positions as additional electronic signature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Yoon Park, Jae-Yung Yeo, Seung-Eun Lee, Seong-Min Je
  • Patent number: 9864507
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for measuring force on a force enabled input device having a touch surface. The method includes detecting force information associated with an input object contacting the touch surface, and determining a push event if the force information is either greater than a predetermined static push threshold value, or a substantially monotonic increase of at least a dynamic push threshold value above a low baseline value. The method thereafter determines a release event if the force information either decreases below a predetermined static release threshold value, or decreases from a maximum baseline value by an amount greater than a dynamic release threshold value. The method initiates a first type of user interface action associated with the input object based on a determination of the push event and the release event, wherein the first type of user interface action may comprise determining a virtual button click.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsun Ethan Cheng, Mohamed Ashraf Sheik-Nainar
  • Patent number: 9865212
    Abstract: A display device includes: a plurality of pixels; a plurality of gate lines connected to the plurality of pixels; an output terminal connected to a gate line of the gate lines; a first transistor connected to a first node, a first clock signal input terminal and the output terminal; a second transistor connected to a second clock signal input terminal, a low-level power voltage and the output terminal; a third transistor connected to a second node, the low-level power voltage and the first node; a fourth transistor connected to a first forward input terminal, the low-level power voltage and the second node; and a fifth transistor connected to a first backward input terminal, the low-level power voltage and the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Duc-Han Cho, Kang Nam Kim, Beom Jun Kim, You Mee Hyun
  • Patent number: 9857914
    Abstract: A touch sensing system includes a charge distributor, a pre-amplifier, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and a temperature compensating device. The temperature compensating device varies one or more of a first reference voltage supplied to the charge distributor, a second reference voltage supplied to the pre-amplifier, and the capacitance of the charge distributor, in response to temperature data from a temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Beomjin Kim, Sunghoon On
  • Patent number: 9847051
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode display may have an array of pixels. Each pixel may have multiple subpixels of different colors. To avoid undesired color shifts when operating the display, the display may be configured so that subpixels of different colors are not coupled to each other through parasitic capacitances. The subpixels may include red, green, and blue subpixels or subpixels of other colors. Each subpixel may include an organic light-emitting diode having an anode and a cathode. The anode of each organic light-emitting diode may be coupled to a respective storage capacitor. Capacitive coupling between subpixels can be minimized by configuring the subpixel structures of each pixel so that the storage capacitors of the subpixels do not overlap the anodes of other subpixels in the pixel. Anode and capacitor overlap with subpixel data lines may also be reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Won Choi, Koorosh Aflatooni, Shih Chang Chang, Young Bae Park
  • Patent number: 9841840
    Abstract: A capacitance sensing system can filter noise that presents in a subset of electrodes in the proximity of a sense object (i.e., finger). A capacitance sensing system can include a sense network comprising a plurality of electrodes for generating sense values; a noise listening circuit configured to detect noise on a plurality of the electrodes; and a filtering circuit that enables a filtering for localized noise events when detected noise values are above one level, and disables the filtering for localized noise events when detected noise values are below the one level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: PARADE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Darrin Vallis, Victor Kremin, Andriy Maharyta, Yuriy Boychuk, Anton Konovalov, Oleksandr Karpin, Ihor Musijchuk, Hans Klein, Edward Grivna