Patents Examined by Joe H. Cheng
  • Patent number: 10310607
    Abstract: A touch display panel includes a touch display module, a plurality of touch feedback electrodes, and a first controller. Each of the plurality of touch feedback electrodes is operable to vibrate in response to a drive signal applied thereto, thereby providing touch feedback. The first controller is configured to generate and provide the drive signal to at least one of the plurality of touch feedback electrodes corresponding to a touch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yanqiu Li
  • Patent number: 10302940
    Abstract: Provided is a head-up display which facilitates the differentiation of information contained in a stereoscopic display and which enables display having a stereoscopic effect, by rotating either a first display surface of a first image generation unit corresponding to a first virtual image display surface, or a reflection unit for aiming first display light emitted from the first image generation unit at a front window shield (transmission/reflection unit), to change the angle formed by the first virtual image display surface and a second virtual image display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Matsuura, Yuta Kikuchi, Takeru Kawai, Takashi Yamazoe, Yuichi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10304417
    Abstract: A digital signage including a display panel configured to display content; a controller configured to: display first content in a first area of the display panel, obtain display panel control data for preventing an afterimage, based on received afterimage-related data, and move the display panel a predetermined amount and display the first content in a second area of the display panel based on the display panel control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chala Park, Youngran Kim, Jaesun Yun, Seunghun Lee, Soungjoo Hong
  • Patent number: 10296113
    Abstract: A plurality of core bodies are housed within a casing having an opening portion on one end side. A core body selecting mechanism is provided which includes a plurality of operating portions coupled to each of the plurality of core bodies, and makes at least a tip of one core body among the plurality of core bodies selectively project from the opening portion of the casing. A pen pressure detecting portion common to the plurality of core bodies is provided within the casing. When the operating portion is operated to make at least the tip of the one core body project from the opening portion, part of the operated operating portion engages with the pen pressure detecting portion common to the plurality of core bodies, and the pen pressure detecting portion detects a pen pressure applied to the tip projected from the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toru Eguchi
  • Patent number: 10297192
    Abstract: A light emitting display device and a method for driving the same are disclosed, in which a source voltage of a driving transistor for compensating for degradation of a light emitting element may be prevented from getting out of a sensing voltage range of an analog-to-digital converter. The light emitting display device comprises a display panel connected to data lines, scan lines and reference voltage lines and provided with pixels, each pixel including a light emitting element; an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) converting voltages sensed from the pixels through the reference voltage lines into sensing data; and a voltage supply unit supplying a reference voltage to the reference voltage lines. The voltage supply unit supplies a third low voltage and a third high voltage to the ADC in a degradation compensation mode for compensating for degradation of the light emitting element. In the degradation compensation mode, the reference voltage is equal to or higher than the third low voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: YongKon Lee, Young-Mee Kim
  • Patent number: 10296135
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device includes first and second substrates, an insulating layer, and a connecting material. The first substrate includes a first conductive layer. The second substrate includes a basement having first and second surfaces, a second conductive layer on the second surface, and a first hole penetrating through the basement. The insulating layer is arranged between the first conductive layer and the basement, and has a second hole. The connecting material connects conductive layers via holes. The first hole has a first opening on a first surface side. The second hole has a third opening on a first conductive layer side which is larger than the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshikatsu Imazeki
  • Patent number: 10289161
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes an interface capable of connecting thereto a cartridge of which a return condition is recorded, and a controller configured to determine whether, when the cartridge is connected to the interface, the return condition has been satisfied. When it is determined that the return condition has been satisfied, the controller is configured to execute notification for requesting a user to return the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Matsuzawa, Kouichirou Fujihara, Keisuke Okada, Tomohiro Degawa, Yoshiteru Kurosaki, Susumu Ozawa, Shingo Ito
  • Patent number: 10288883
    Abstract: In one aspect, a head-mounted display includes displays, a front portion formed in such a manner as to surround at least a part of peripheral portions of the displays, and at least one temple portion connected to the front portion. An interface capable of connecting a cartridge thereto is provided in the at least one temple portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Ozawa, Keisuke Okada, Kouichirou Fujihara, Yoshiteru Kurosaki, Tomohiro Degawa, Jun Matsuzawa, Shingo Ito
  • Patent number: 10289232
    Abstract: A touch input device that includes a housing; a touch detecting sensor having a piezoelectric film; a holding member; an interlayer pressure-sensitive adhesive that fixes the touch detecting sensor to the holding member; and a fixing adhesive that fixes the holding member to the housing. The interlayer pressure-sensitive adhesive has a large Young's modulus at lower temperatures and a small Young's modulus at higher temperatures. The fixing adhesive has a large Young's modulus at lower temperatures and a small Young's modulus at higher temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Mori
  • Patent number: 10282023
    Abstract: An information terminal includes a first housing and a second housing interconnected for opening/closure, a first display unit and a first touch panel stacked one upon the other on the first housing, and a second display unit and a second touch panel stacked one upon the other on the second housing. The information terminal also includes a detection unit which, in a closed state with the first and second display units superposed one upon the other and facing outwards, detects actuations on one of the first touch panel and the second touch panel that happens to be back-facing as seen from a user. The information terminal further includes a controller that controls an onscreen display on the first display unit or the second display unit that happens to be front-facing as seen from the user, based on information regarding the actuations detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahisa Nishibori
  • Patent number: 10283086
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of sub-pixel arrays and each of sub-pixel arrays includes a plurality of first sub-pixels having a first color and forming a plurality of vertexes of a virtual quadrilateral, wherein there is not any other first sub-pixels having the first color located in the virtual quadrilateral; at least one second sub-pixel, having a second color different from the first color and located in the virtual quadrilateral; and at least one third sub-pixel, having a third color different from the first color and the second color and located in the virtual quadrilateral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Shang-Yu Su, Feng-Ting Pai
  • Patent number: 10277119
    Abstract: A charge pump that can be configured to operate in a first mode and a second mode is disclosed. The charge pump can comprise a charging capacitor coupled to a first node and configured to transfer a first DC voltage to the first node. The charge pump can also comprise a first output node and a second output node coupled to the first node. During the first mode, the first output node can be configured to output a second DC voltage based on the first DC voltage, and the second output node can be configured to output a third DC voltage based on the first DC voltage. During the second mode, the first output node can be configured to output the second DC voltage, and the second output node can be configured to output an AC voltage, the AC voltage being offset by the third DC voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weijun Yao, David A. Stronks, Hopil Bae, Kingsuk Brahma, Wei Hsin Yao, Yafei Bi, Yingxuan Li
  • Patent number: 10275103
    Abstract: System, method, and computer program products are provided that can support touch interaction from multiple users on a large scale projective capacitive (PCAP) display system, such as a gaming table. According to some embodiments, a system includes a touchscreen coupled to a controller. The controller adjusts performance of the touchscreen through dynamically setting a controller parameter to support altered touch reporting in a first area of the touchscreen compared to a second area of the touchscreen. The controller enables touch detection for the first area according to performance characteristics needed for an application operating in the second area. Some embodiments include the controller identifying a user associated with the first area, where the controller receives and analyzes a watermarked touch signal from the first area that includes a touch signal and a unique signal, detects an associated touch location, and detects the unique signal associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Elo Touch Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Agha Ahsan, Gazi Ali, Khalid Azim, Joel C. Kent, Kyu Tak Son, Robert Williams, Yansun Xu
  • Patent number: 10268274
    Abstract: A haptic actuator may include a housing having a top and a bottom. At least one of the top and the bottom may have a shape defining an internal recess therein. The haptic actuator may include a coil carried within the internal recess, and a field member having opposing first and second sides and that includes at least one permanent magnet adjacent the coil. The haptic actuator may also include a respective flexure bearing mounting each of the first and second sides of the field member to be reciprocally movable within the housing responsive to the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Arman Hajati
  • Patent number: 10261577
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and device for determining input information, and relates to the field of a wearable device. The method comprises in response to a first part of a body of a user executing an action, acquiring target blood-flow information about the first part or a second part that corresponds to the first part; and determining input information according to the target blood-flow information and reference information. According to the method and device, the body of the user is used as an input interface, to cause an interaction area to be increased, which helps to improve input efficiency and user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du
  • Patent number: 10255874
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display controlling method, a terminal, and a display device. The method includes the steps of capturing an image in a photographic area in front of a terminal in real time, calculating a user's eye blink frequency according to captured image, selecting a corresponding operation according to the eye blink frequency and a predetermined rule which relates to a corresponding relationship between the eye blink frequency and an operation, and controlling the terminal and the display device to execute a corresponding function according to the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: HKC Corporation Limited, Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mingliang Wang
  • Patent number: 10254847
    Abstract: Described is a system and technique for providing the ability for a user to interact with one or more devices by performing gestures that mimic real-world physical analogies. More specifically, the techniques described herein provide the ability for a user to interact with a device by limiting the conscious gesturing for a computer component by camouflaging computer-recognizable gestures within manipulations of a physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Jose Kauffmann, Christian Plagemann
  • Patent number: 10254547
    Abstract: A method for displaying an image viewable by an eye, the image being projected from a portable head worn display, comprises steps of: emitting a plurality of light beams of wavelengths that differ amongst the light beams; directing the plurality of light beams to a scanning mirror; modulating in intensity each one of the plurality of light beams in accordance with intensity information provided from the image, whereby the intensity is representative of a pixel value within the image; scanning the plurality of light beams in two distinct axes with the scanning mirror to form the image; and redirecting the plurality of light beams to the eye using a holographic optical element acting as a reflector of the light beams, whereby the redirecting is dependent on the wavelength of the light beam, to create for each light beam an exit pupil at the eye that is spatially separated from the exit pupils of the other light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Tremblay, Mickael Guillaumee, Christophe Moser
  • Patent number: 10248313
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device includes at least one processor; and at least one module, operable by the at least one processor to: output, for display at an output device, a graphical keyboard; receive an indication of a gesture detected at a location of a presence-sensitive input device, wherein the location of the presence-sensitive input device corresponds to a location of the output device that outputs the graphical keyboard; determine, based on at least one spatial feature of the gesture that is processed by the computing device using a neural network, at least one character string, wherein the at least one spatial feature indicates at least one physical property of the gesture; and output, for display at the output device, based at least in part on the processing of the at least one spatial feature of the gesture using the neural network, the at least one character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shumin Zhai, Thomas Breuel, Ouais Alsharif, Yu Ouyang, Francoise Beaufays, Johan Schalkwyk
  • Patent number: 10241576
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method, computer system, and computer program product for biometric-enhanced virtual reality experience modification. One or more ocular scans of a user are conducted using a sensor, wherein at least one scan within the one or more conducted ocular scans is a pupil scan. A plurality of pupillometry data is associated with the user based on the one or more conducted ocular scans. A plurality of user information is inferred by the plurality of gathered pupillometry data. The virtual environment is modified based on the plurality of inferred information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nixon Cheaz, Anthony M. Diaz, Michael E. Head, Jordana H. Kerr