Patents Examined by Johny Lau
  • Patent number: 10481742
    Abstract: A touch-sensing electronic device includes a housing having first, second and third touch-sensing surfaces; a substrate extensively disposed under the first, second and third touch-sensing surfaces; sensing electrodes formed on the same substrate, and having capacitance changes in response to touch operations or gestures respectively performed on or over the first, second and third touch-sensing surfaces, wherein the sensing electrodes are grouped into three sensing electrode arrays corresponding to the first, second and third touch-sensing surfaces, respectively; and a controller for generating respective control signals corresponding to the touch operations performed on or over the first, second and third touch-sensing surfaces. At least two of the three sensing electrode arrays have different configurations for performing different sensing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOUCHPLUS INFORMATION CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Hsien Hu, Yi-Feng Wei, Yao-Chih Chuang
  • Patent number: 10475363
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display having an array of display pixels and having display control circuitry that controls the operation of the display. The display control circuitry may adaptively adjust the spectral characteristics of display light emitted from the display to achieve a desired effect on the human circadian system. For example, the display control circuitry may adjust the spectral characteristics of blue light emitted from the display based on the time of day such that a user's exposure to the display light may result in a circadian response similar to that which would be experienced in natural light. The spectral characteristics of blue light emitted from the display may be adjusted by adjusting the relative maximum power levels provided to blue pixels in the display or by shifting the peak wavelength associated with blue light emitted from the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng Chen, Deniz Teoman, Jiaying Wu, John Z. Zhong, Jun Jiang
  • Patent number: 10379644
    Abstract: A touch sensing module includes a substrate, sensing electrodes, and a covering layer. The sensing electrodes are disposed on a surface of the substrate. Each of the sensing electrodes has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The second end is adopted to be electrically connected with an external circuit. The covering layer is disposed on a side of the sensing electrodes distal from the substrate, and covers the sensing electrodes. The covering layer has openings. The first ends of the sensing electrodes are exposed within the openings respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY (CHENGDU) CO., LTD., INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERFACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Yen-Heng Huang, Po-Lin Chen, Yue-Feng Yang
  • Patent number: 10339850
    Abstract: A method, computer readable medium, and system generate a low-latency image for display. The method includes the steps of receiving a portion of an image for display, selecting a pulse-width value for displaying the portion of the image, and driving a display device to present the portion of the image using a pulse-width value and pulse density modulation value. Logic circuits for implementing the method may be included in a graphics processing unit or within a display device. The portion of the image for display may be rendered based on real-time position information associated with a head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Hastings Greer, III
  • Patent number: 10339870
    Abstract: The invention provides a GOA circuit, comprising a plurality of GOA units, for a positive integer n, n-th GOA unit comprising: a first TFT (T1), a second TFT (T2), a third TFT (T3), a fourth TFT T(4), a fifth TFT (T5), a sixth TFT (T6), a seventh TFT (T7), an eighth TFT (T8), a ninth TFT (T9), a tenth TFT (T10), a first capacitor (C1) and a second capacitor (T2). The invention, based on known GOA circuit, uses T9 and T10 so as to achieve forward and backward scanning without D2U and U2D control signals, which facilitates narrow border design and simplifies corresponding driving timing and reduce IC cost. The pre-charging unit formed by T1, T9, T3, and T10 effectively improves the current leakage and ensures GOA circuit stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yafeng Li
  • Patent number: 10325543
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) system comprising: an LCD panel having a plurality of pixels arranged in an array having a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows; a sensor configured to detect a position of an observer in relation to the LCD panel; pixel control circuitry configured supply electrical signals to drive the plurality of pixels; and gamma correction circuitry associated with the pixel control circuitry, the gamma correction circuitry configured to implement gamma correction upon the electrical signals that drive the plurality of pixels that is based on a detected position of the observer with relation to the LCD panel. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: A.U. VISTA INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Wei Hao, Fang-Chen Luo, Wei-Chih Hsu
  • Patent number: 10290269
    Abstract: An LCD includes a 2-D array of pixels including at least one transmissive light modulator including a first light modulation signal input, and at least one reflective light modulator including a second light modulation signal input, a processor configured to provide a plurality of images to a display driver; and a display driver configured to provide the plurality of images to the 2-D array of pixels, wherein the display driver provides a first image frame to the transmissive light modulator, wherein the display driver provides a second image frame to the reflective light modulator; wherein the display driver provides a first image frame to the transmissive light modulator, wherein the display driver provides a second image frame to the reflective light modulator, and wherein the first image frame is displayed by the transmissive light modulator at the same time the second image frame is displayed by the reflective light modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Eric D Berdinis, Toshihiro Fujimura, Sen Yang
  • Patent number: 10255869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a GOA circuit. The GOA circuit comprises: a first thin film transistor (T1) to a fourteenth thin film transistor (T14), a first capacitor (C1) and a second capacitor (C2). The present invention adds a control unit consisted of thin film transistors (T9-T14) on the basis of the GOA circuit structure according to prior art, and a set of control signals (Select1, Select2) of which phases are opposite is introduced. The main function is to divide the gate output of the GOA circuit into two. In some special display mode, the frequency corresponded with Data signal will be halved, and the corresponding drive power consumption will be decreased. The present invention provides a GOA circuit, which can effectively reduce the layout space occupied by the GOA circuit for having a certain help to the development of the narrow frame technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yafeng Li
  • Patent number: 10249246
    Abstract: The invention provides a GOA circuit, comprising a plurality of GOA units, for a positive integer n, n-th GOA unit comprising: a first TFT (T1), a second TFT (T2), a third TFT (T3), a fourth TFT T(4), a fifth TFT (T5), a sixth TFT (T6), a seventh TFT (T7), an eighth TFT (T8), a ninth TFT (T9), a tenth TFT (T10), a first capacitor (C1) and a second capacitor (T2). The invention, based on known GOA circuit, uses T9 and T10 so as to achieve forward and backward scanning without D2U and U2D control signals, which facilitates narrow border design and simplifies corresponding driving timing and reduce IC cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yafeng Li
  • Patent number: 10249243
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a GOA circuit. The GOA circuit of the present invention comprises a plurality of GOA circuit units which are cascade coupled, wherein n is set to be a natural number larger than 0, and the nth level GOA circuit unit comprises: a first thin film transistor (T1), a second thin film transistor (T2), a third thin film transistor (T3), a fourth thin film transistor (T4), a fifth thin film transistor (T5), a sixth thin film transistor (T6), a seventh thin film transistor (T7), an eighth thin film transistor (T8), a ninth thin film transistor (T9), a tenth thin film transistor (T10), a first capacitor (C1) and a second capacitor (C2). Moreover, two control signals (Select1, Select2) are introduced. The present invention provides a new GOA circuit. The circuit possesses MLG function, which can effectively reduce the feedthrough and improve the Vcom uniformity in the panel to promote the quality of the image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yafeng Li
  • Patent number: 10228427
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for using a magnetic controller to control device. In one aspect, a system includes a magnetic controller external to a device, the magnetic controller including: a magnetic device for altering a surrounding magnetic field of a device; one or more input actuators, each operatively coupled to the magnetic device and that when actuated cause the magnetic device alter the surrounding magnetic field according to a predefined change associated with the input actuator; and a model executable by the device and that models as device inputs the differences in the surrounding magnetic field of the device caused by the actuation of the one or more input actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Boris Smus, Christian Plagemann
  • Patent number: 10217409
    Abstract: A pixel circuit and a method therefor, and an organic light-emitting display. The pixel circuit initializes an anode of an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) by means of a first thin-film transistor, a second thin-film transistor and a seventh thin-film transistor, and initializes a gate and a drain of a sixth thin-film transistor serving as a driving element by means of the first thin-film transistor, a third thin-film transistor and the seventh thin-film transistor so that the service life of the OLED and the service life of the sixth thin-film transistor are prolonged. The current output by the sixth thin-film transistor serving as a driving element is irrelevant to the threshold voltage of the sixth thin-film transistor and the impedance of the power wiring, and thus uneven brightness caused by deviation of the threshold voltage of the thin-film transistor and different impedances of the power wiring can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: KUNSHAN NEW FLAT PANEL DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CENTER CO., LTD., KUNSHAN GO-VISIONOX OPTO-ELECTRONICS Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Siming Hu, Hui Zhu, Nan Yang, Tingting Zhang, Zhouying Liu, Xiuqi Huang
  • Patent number: 10217393
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including pixels arranged in a matrix shape; and a source driver to apply data voltages to the pixels. The source driver includes: a shift controller to shift a sampling control signal; a latch array to sample digital video data in response to the sampling control signal shifted by the shift controller; a digital-to-analog converter array to convert the digital video data from the latch array into data voltages by decoding the digital video data and combination-outputting gamma compensation voltages on the basis of a gray value of the decoded data; an output buffer array to output the data voltages from the digital-to-analog converter array; and a bias controller to adjust a bias current, which is applied to the output buffer array, according to delay and stable intervals of the data voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju Young Noh, Jun Hyeok Yang, Kyoung Don Woo
  • Patent number: 10217185
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing interactive and customized experiences to clients of a media universe (MU) system. The MU system may leverage network-based computation resources and services, for example a streaming service, and a digital asset repository or repository service to dynamically provide customized and customizable experiences to clients. Clients may create or modify digital assets (e.g., 3D models of characters, objects, etc.), which may be stored to the asset repository. The MU system may dynamically render digital media content of the media universe (e.g., movies, games, etc.) that includes the clients' custom digital assets (characters, objects, backgrounds, etc.) inserted into appropriate locations, and stream the dynamically customized content to respective client devices. Effectively, a client layer of content is overlaid on a base or canonical layer of content within digital media of the media universe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Robert Cabanero, Matthew James Van Gorder, Thomas Richard Leonard, Eric Stephen Nylund, Adam C. F. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10203804
    Abstract: A degree of approach of an object in positions of a detection surface is periodically detected by a sensor unit, a group of detection data items indicating a result of the detection is generated in every one of cycles. The group of detection data items generated in the sensor unit is acquired in every one of cycles by a detection data acquisition unit. In the error determination unit, it is determined in every one of cycles whether there is an error in the detection operation due to noise based on a degree of a temporal change and a degree of a positional change in the detection data. When it is determined by the error determination unit that there is an error in the detection operation of one cycle, a process of acquiring the detection data generated in the one cycle is skipped in the detection data acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakajima, Satoshi Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10203753
    Abstract: An apparatus for inducing immersion in video and a method for inducing immersion in video is disclosed. The apparatus includes a measuring unit, a control unit and an immersion inducing unit. The measuring unit obtains skin measurement data of a user watching a video output from an image display device and outputs the measured skin measurement data. The control unit outputs an immersion inducing control signal when the measured skin conductivity level is outside of a normal range of skin conductivity values. The immersion inducing unit receives the immersion inducing control signal from the control unit and outputs an immersion inducing message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NHN Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kyung-Soon Shin
  • Patent number: 10191561
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system tracks the position of a controller. The VR system includes an image tracking system comprising of a number of fixed cameras, and a headset worn by the user that includes an imaging device to capture images of a controller operated by the user. The controller includes a set of features disposed on the surface of the controller. The image tracking system provides a first view of the controller. The imaging device mounted on the headset provides a second view of the controller. Each view of the controller (i.e., from the headset and from the image tracking system) provides a distinct set of features observed on the controller. The first and second sets of features are identified from the captured images and a pose of the controller is determined using the first set of features and the second set of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dov Katz, Neil Konzen, Oskar Linde, Maksym Katsev
  • Patent number: 10175806
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). One particular example implementation of the electronic device may include a main housing, a flexible display, and a touchscreen, wherein regions of the touchscreen can be reconfigured based on an orientation of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Burr, David Browning, Russell Aoki, Saara Kamppari
  • Patent number: 10168891
    Abstract: A display device including a touch screen configured to display an analog watch screen; a wireless communication unit configured to receive data from an external device; a sensing unit configured to sense at least one of a motion of the display device and biometric state information of a user; and a controller configured to switch the analog watch screen to a digital watch screen in response to at least one of a predetermined touch input on the touch screen, an amount of data received from the external device, a specific motion of the display device sensed by the sensing unit, and specific biometric state information of the user sensed by the sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Kyungdong Choi
  • Patent number: 10165217
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present application disclose a backlight source control method of a display device, the display device and a storage medium. The method includes: determining a display subregion corresponding to a backlight source to be turned off; determining a first backlight source brightness value of an adjacent display subregion of the display subregion corresponding to the backlight source to be turned off; lowering the first backlight source brightness value to obtain a second backlight source brightness value; and setting the backlight source brightness value corresponding to the adjacent display subregion to be the second backlight source brightness value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia Yang, Yuxin Zhang, Shunming Huang