Patents Examined by Joe H. Cheng
  • Patent number: 10948730
    Abstract: A panel mask(s) rendered on a display panel(s) of a head-mounted display (HMD) may be dynamically adjusted (increased and decreased) in size in order to hide unwanted visual artifacts from view, as needed. For example, if frames are being rendered on the display panel of the HMD using re-projection, a size value associated with at least a portion of the panel mask can be adjusted based on rotation of the HMD to increase or decrease a size of at least the portion of the panel mask from a current size to an adjusted size, and the panel mask can be rendered with at least the portion of the panel mask rendered at the adjusted size to hide the unwanted visual artifacts. The size of the portion of the panel mask can subsequently decrease, over a period of time, if re-projection ceases and/or if head rotation ceases or slows down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventor: Alex Vlachos
  • Patent number: 10942613
    Abstract: Charge is periodically supplied to a detection electrode so that a first alternating current voltage is generated in the detection electrode, and a detection signal corresponding to the supplied charge is created. A second alternating current voltage having the same frequency and phase as the first alternating current voltage is applied to a plurality of driving electrodes. An amplitude pattern, which is a combination of the amplitudes of the second alternating current voltages to be applied to the plurality of driving electrodes is switched according to a predetermined series of amplitude patterns. In each amplitude pattern included in the series of amplitude patterns, the second alternating current voltage having a certain amplitude is applied to the remaining driving electrodes resulting from excluding one driving electrode, and the second alternating current voltage having an amplitude different from the remaining driving electrodes is applied to the one driving electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsumi Fujiyoshi
  • Patent number: 10942568
    Abstract: A wearable computing device with bio-signal sensors and a feedback module provides an interactive mediated reality (“VR”) environment for a user. The bio-signal sensors receive bio-signal data (for example, brainwaves) from the user and include bio-signal sensors embedded in a display isolator, having a deformable surface, and having an electrode extendable to contact the user's skin. The wearable computing device further includes a processor to: present content in the VR environment via the feedback module; receive bio-signal data of the user from the bio-signal sensor; process the bio-signal data to determine user states of the user, including brain states, using a user profile; modify a parameter of the content in the VR environment in response to the user states of the user. The user receives feedback indicating the modification of the content via the feedback module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERAXON INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Aimone, Samuel Thomas Mackenzie, Graeme Daniel Moffat, Hubert Jacob Banville, Nicole Helene Proulx
  • Patent number: 10936096
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display module and an electronic equipment. The display module includes: a display panel including a first notch near a boundary of the display panel; a touch layer disposed over the display panel; and a touch flexible circuit board electrically connected to the touch layer, where the touch flexible circuit board is disposed adjacent to the first notch and is bent to a side of the display panel away from the touch layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Siqin Bai, Yong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10921600
    Abstract: Visualization systems are provided which are intended to be worn by the head of a user wearing an audio headset consisting of a first hoop and two lateral earpieces, the visualization system comprising at least one headband in the form of a strap and a visualization device mounted on the headband. The headband comprises two symmetrical lateral hasps, each hasp being in the form of an arch so as to form an opening of a few centimeters between the arch and the head of the user so that, when the system is worn by the head, the opening is sufficient to allow the passage of one of the two lateral arms of the first hoop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Joël Baudou, Guy Meyer
  • Patent number: 10923002
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a flexible display device including a display panel, a first attachment frame, a second attachment frame, and a cover window structure, wherein the cover window structure is connected to the display panel through the first attachment frame. By providing a replaceable cover window structure, thinning of the cover window structure can be realized to the greatest extent, and its bending performance can be improved. As such, a wider choice of materials is available, and expensive materials can be replaced by cheaper layers, such that the production of the hardened layer can be achieved through various process routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng Xu
  • Patent number: 10923079
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a dual-cell display apparatus. The apparatus includes a first panel, and a second panel disposed in a first preset order relative to the first panel. The apparatus includes a memory storing instructions; and a processor in communication with the memory. When executing the instructions, the processor is configured to receive an image signal, and generate dimming data for the first panel according to the image signal. When executing the instructions, the processor is also configured to generate image data for the second panel according to the image signal, and generate backlight data for backlight control according to the image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuxin Zhang, Aichen Xu, Caixia Zhao
  • Patent number: 10916219
    Abstract: A display panel, a driving method and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device are provided. The display panel includes pixel units arranged in an array. Each pixel unit includes a display pixel part, and at least a part of the pixel units are configured to be composite pixel units; each of the composite pixel units further includes an optical detection part; the optical detection part is configured to execute optical signal acquisition operation; and the display pixel part is configured to execute display operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. & BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sha Liu
  • Patent number: 10908752
    Abstract: A display panel includes a common electrode layer and a touch sensor. The common electrode layer has a conductive material. The touch sensor, disposed over the common electrode layer, includes a plurality of touch sensing electrodes and a plurality of conductive lines. Each of the plurality of conductive lines is coupled to at least one of the plurality of touch sensing electrodes. Wherein, the conductive material in an area of the common electrode layer overlapping a part of the plurality of conductive lines is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Yu-Ying Tang, Chih-Chang Lai, Ching-Yang Pai
  • Patent number: 10910457
    Abstract: A display apparatus including two lines is provided. The two lines may extend in a first direction. A light-emitting device may be disposed between the two lines. Each line may be bent or extended in the direction of the device substrate which supports the light-emitting device. Thus, in the display apparatus, mixing of light emitted to the outside through the device substrate may be prevented. Therefore, in the display apparatus, the quality of realized image may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-Joo Lee, Jung-Ho Bang, Jung-Sun Beak, Sun-Mi Lee, Tae-Hwan Kim, Hyeon-Chul Im
  • Patent number: 10908693
    Abstract: A tactile presentation device includes a touch surface fixed in orientation, an actuator configured to vibrate the touch surface along one axis within the plane of the touch surface, and a controller configured to control vibration of the actuator along the one axis to present tactile stimulus to a finger in contact with the touch surface. The controller is configured to control the actuator in such a manner that direction to start vibration for presenting tactile stimulus to the finger is within a range from minus 43° to plus 43° with respect to a direction of gravity projected on the touch surface or the opposite direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Wuhan Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd., TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Harue Sasaki, Hiroshi Haga, Koji Shigemura, Hirotsugu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10908703
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a control method are provided. The user terminal device includes a display, a sensor configured to sense a user interaction on the display, and a controller configured to, in response to a user interaction being sensed by the sensor of a touch being made by an input device of a polyhedral shape that includes different touch patterns on each of a plurality of surfaces, control a function of the user terminal device according to a touch pattern on a touched surface among the plurality of surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-ra Park, Sung-bin Kuk, Hark-joon Kim, Sang-il Lee, Min-kyu Jung, Seong-hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10901498
    Abstract: In an implementation, inputting a password in a virtual reality (VR) scene is described. An interactive input interface in the VR scene for a user of a VR device is presented. The interface comprises multiple input units used for an overall input. Each input unit comprises one or more input elements. A determination is made that a user scene focus in the VR scene is on a selected input unit. A determination is made that a movement track of the user scene focus on the selected input unit satisfies an input condition. In response to a determination that the movement track of the user scene focus on the selected input unit satisfies the input condition, the input elements in the selected input unit are used as a part of an input password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Liu, Jiajia Li
  • Patent number: 10901513
    Abstract: An electronic device receives a first set of one or more inputs corresponding to user interface elements displayed on the display and a first set of one or more tactile outputs, and also receives a second set of one or more inputs corresponding to one or more hardware elements and a second set of one or more tactile outputs. In response, in accordance with a determination that the first set of one or more tactile outputs and the second set of one or more tactile outputs overlap, the device outputs, with one or more tactile output generators, a modified tactile output sequence that is modified so as to emphasize the second set of one or more tactile outputs relative to the first set of one or more tactile outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Brian T. Gleeson, John B. Morrell
  • Patent number: 10884249
    Abstract: A head up display arrangement is for a motor vehicle having a human occupant. A light source emits a light field. An infrared camera detects infrared energy. A combiner is positioned and configured to reflect the light field such that the light field can be viewed by the human occupant as a virtual image. The combiner has a region configured to reflect infra-red energy emitted by a face of the occupant such that the infrared energy is received by the infrared camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: David Kay Lambert, Walter Joseph Nill
  • Patent number: 10884489
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a processing circuit of a display panel, a display method and a display device. The processing circuit includes: a line-of-sight acquisition module configured to track an eyeball of each eye, to determine a concern region of line of sight on the display panel and a region other than the concern region; a control module configured to acquire original image data of an image to be displayed on the display panel, subject first original image data corresponding to the concern region and/or second original image data corresponding to the other region to treatment, and output first image generation data corresponding to the concern region and second image generation data corresponding to the other region and having a resolution smaller than the first image generation data; and a display signal output module configured to output a display signal to the display panel in accordance with the first image generation data and the second image generation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tiankuo Shi, Xue Dong, Dong Chen, Xiaomang Zhang, Wei Sun, Hao Zhang, Lingyun Shi, Xiaobo Xie, Zijiao Xue, Bo Gao, Yafei Li, Jinxing Liu, Yan Li, Yue Li, Xiangyi Chen, Shuaishuai Xu, Xiaochuan Chen, Shengji Yang
  • Patent number: 10871322
    Abstract: An exterior member for a home appliance includes a front panel that defines an exterior of the home appliance, that is configured to cover a display assembly that includes a plurality of LEDs, and that includes a displaying part that defines a plurality of first through-holes at positions corresponding to the plurality of LEDs, the displaying part being configured to display operating information of the home appliance by transmitting light from the plurality of LEDs through at least a portion of the plurality of first through-holes. The exterior member further includes a front surface coating layer that is located on a front surface of the front panel and that is configured to shield the plurality of first through-holes. The exterior member further includes a hole-filling member that is configured to fill the plurality of first through-holes by coating a rear surface of the displaying part with a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunggab Kim, Byungchun Moon, Pojin Kim, Jahun Koo, Youngwoo Kim, Kuhyeong Lee
  • Patent number: 10860134
    Abstract: The display device of the present disclosure may comprise a display panel equipped with pixels each representing image data and photo sensors each outputting an electric signal through a sensing line responding to light, a data driving circuit providing a data voltage corresponding to the image data to the pixel through a data line, a gate driving circuit supplying, through a gate line, a scan signal for controlling an application of the data voltage to the pixel disposed on a horizontal line and for controlling a connection of the photo sensor disposed on a corresponding horizontal line and the sensing line, a sensing driving circuit outputting digital sensing data by summing the electric signals of two photo sensors disposed on different horizontal lines and sharing the sensing line; and a timing controller supplying control signals for controlling the data driving circuit, the gate driving circuit and the sensing driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moonsoo Chung, Joohee Lee
  • Patent number: 10854122
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to evaluation of a mounted resistor formed between a bump and electrodes. A display device of the present disclosure includes a display panel formed in a transparent substrate and a display driver driving the display panel. A plurality of bumps is formed on a connection surface of the display driver. A plurality of electrodes is formed on the transparent substrate and corresponds in position to the plurality of bumps. COG mounting enables the bumps on the display driver side to electrically connect to the electrodes on the transparent substrate side. On the connection surface of the display driver, the bumps, which are for use in signal transmission, further include a first evaluation-oriented bump (TA[i]) and a second evaluation-oriented bump (TB[i]). Evaluation-oriented electrodes (EL[i]) are disposed on the transparent substrate and correspond in position to the first evaluation-oriented bump (TA[i]) and the second evaluation-oriented bump (TB[i]).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sukenori Ito
  • Patent number: 10845842
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, at least one touch-sensitive display accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to present at least a first input element in a first orientation on the at least one touch-sensitive display and to receive a signal from at least one sensor indicating a direction to a user in proximity to the at least one touch-sensitive display. The instructions are also executable to, responsive to the signal, present the first input element in a second orientation on the at least one touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Axel Ramirez Flores, Rodrigo Felix de Almeida, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Ratan Ray, James A. Hunt