Patents Examined by Joseph Haley
  • Patent number: 10135547
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to control devices configured for use with computing devices. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods and devices for shortening wireless reconnection time by determining the presence of an object or body near a device. When the control device detects an object or body in proximity to the device, the control device may automatically establish a wireless connection with a host devices, such that when the control device receives any user interactions, the wireless connection has already been established, preventing loss of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Hemes, Francesco Spina, Olivier Gay, Gilles de Preux, Olivier Bodenmann, Paolo Cremonino, Laurent Mealares
  • Patent number: 10133314
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having several features is disclosed. The device can include a retention member that retains flexible circuits extending from a top portion to a bottom portion of the device, thereby allowing some components to be moved from a top portion of the device to a bottom portion. The device may include a cover plate can be secured with a display in the top portion to cover the retention member and other internal components. The device can include an omni-directional port designed to receive a connector different orientations and provide power to the device. The device can include a flexible keyboard having butterfly keycaps. The device can include an array of openings for an audio driver, with some of the array including through holes and blind holes. The device can also include a touch pad having a force feedback sensor and a haptic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Houtan R. Farahani, Craig C. Leong, Matthew W. Blum, Zheng Gao, Kevin M. Robinson, Keith J. Hendren
  • Patent number: 10133474
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method including utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of: receiving, at a transmission device communicating with a display device, a first user input, wherein the first user input activates a mode, of the display device, allowing a user to control a graphical user interface on the display device; thereafter, detecting, at the transmission device, a second user input, wherein the second user input comprises instructions for a control action for manipulating the graphical user interface; identifying the distance between an input object providing the second user input and a surface of the transmission device; modifying, based upon the distance, an attribute of the control action; and providing instructions to the display device to perform the control action having the modified attribute. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mohit Jain, Ashok Pon Kumar Sree Prakash
  • Patent number: 10126553
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device may display a holographic element with a portable control device. Image data of a physical environment including the control device may be received and used to generate a three dimensional model of at least a portion of the environment. Using position information of the control device, a holographic element is displayed with the control device. Using the position information, it is determined that the control device is within a predetermined proximity of either a holographic object or a physical object. Based on determining that the control device is within the predetermined proximity, the displayed holographic element is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Poulos, Lorenz Henric Jentz, Cameron Brown, Anthony Ambrus, Arthur Tomlin, James Dack, Jeffrey Kohler, Eric Scott Rehmeyer, Edward Daniel Parker, Nicolas Denhez, Benjamin Boesel
  • Patent number: 10126870
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for reducing certain types of noise in capacitive sensing devices. The techniques generally comprise utilizing a low-pass filter in conjunction with a comb filter to “zero out” frequency components associated with certain types of noise. More specifically, the comb filter is configured to zero out noise associated with the fundamental frequency and harmonics of noise that approximates a square wave or an impulse train. The frequency of the sensing signal for capacitive sensing is chosen such that the comb filter does not zero out such frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Adam Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10126826
    Abstract: A user interface apparatus for controlling any kind of a device. Images obtained by an image sensor in a region adjacent to the device are input to a gesture recognition system which analyzes images obtained by the image sensor to identify one or more gestures. A message decision maker generates a message based upon an identified gesture and a recognition mode of the gesture recognition system. The recognition mode is changed under one or more various conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Eyesight Mobile Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Katz, Nadav Israel, Tamir Anavi, Shahaf Grofit, Itay Bar-Yosef
  • Patent number: 10121418
    Abstract: A video wall control device is provided in which a data processor is configured to determine a backlight control signal controlling an intensity of light supplied by at least one backlight unit among a plurality of backlight units based on image data obtained by capturing an image of a video wall device including a plurality of display panels and the plurality of backlight units supplying the light to each of the plurality of display panels, and signal transmission and reception circuitry configured to transmit the backlight control signal to the video wall device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam-kyun Beon, Min-jung Kim, Oh-yun Kwon
  • Patent number: 10120471
    Abstract: Disclosed in an operation display apparatus including: a display unit; a touch panel to detect a touch position on which a display face of the display unit is touched; and a control unit to control display contents of the display unit and to switch a specific area provided in a part of the display face, between an operable state in which display of information and a detection of a touch action for the touch panel are operated and a non-operable state in which the display and the detection are not operated, wherein the control unit sets a part of the specific area, which is arranged in a boundary with another operation display apparatus disposed with the operation display apparatus side by side, to the operable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masao Takahashi, Yasuaki Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10115376
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel displaying a normal image in a normal mode and displays a static image in a PSR (Panel Self Refresh) mode, a memory storing refresh image data corresponding to the static image, a comparator comparing image data of an N-th frame received from a graphics processor and refresh image data readout from the memory, a compensator generating a compensation value based on a comparison result and adding the compensation value to the refresh image data, and a data driver generating a data voltage using the refresh image data compensated by the comparator and outputting the data voltage to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han-Sol Yu, Jong-Tae Kim, Su-Cheol Kang
  • Patent number: 10102789
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a mobile device with a light sensor overlaid under a display (e.g., a touchscreen). The mobile device can identify a command to capture an image. The mobile device can adjust at least a target portion of an opaqueness adjustable region of the display directly over the light sensor. The opaqueness adjustable region is capable of transforming from substantially opaque to substantially transparent. The mobile device can capture the image utilizing at least the light sensor while the target portion of the opaqueness adjustable region is substantially transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, Rebecca Schultz Zavin
  • Patent number: 10101823
    Abstract: A data input device, an electronic device using the data input device, and an operation method based on the data input device and the electronic device are provided. The data input device for effectively changing a color of data to be input to the electronic device includes a color changer configured to change a color of data to be input to the electronic device, a communicator configured to communicate with the electronic device, and a controller configured to receive an output signal from the color changer, to convert the received output signal into color identification information, and to control the communicator to transmit the converted color identification information to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun-rock Lee, Tae-soon Park, Han-jin Park, Yong-min Jung
  • Patent number: 10101831
    Abstract: The subject technology provides embodiments for flinging digital content between proximate computing devices. The computing devices may each have varying display characteristics depending on the specifications of the device. A first computing device may display an interface including representations of digital items. A user may perform a flinging gesture on a touch-sensitive display screen on the first computing device, which selects at least one digital item for sharing with another proximate computing device in a direction of the flinging gesture. Some embodiments further provide for capturing multiple representations of digital items, which may then be stored as snapshots. A given snapshot, including such representations of digital items, can then be shared to one or more other proximate computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Dhairya Dand
  • Patent number: 10102817
    Abstract: A display device includes a processor including a first display mode in which the processor displays the image on the display screen from an internal image data after the processor receives a first control signal, and a second display mode in which the processor displays the image on the display screen from the image data received by the processor after the processor receives a second control signal. A luminance adjuster adjusts a display luminance based on the internal image data corresponding to a final frame immediately before switching from the first display mode to the second display mode to a display luminance higher than a display luminance of the internal image data of another frame in the first display mode. In the final frame, the image is displayed based on the internal image data in which the display luminance is adjusted by the luminance adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Onishi, Iwane Ichiyama, Tatsuhiro Inuzuka
  • Patent number: 10089007
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a strap, a sensor configured to measure a position and angle at which the strap is bent, a display, and a processor configured to display a user interface (UI) element corresponding to the measured position and angle on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yeon-hee Jung, Ji-hyun Kim, Yong-yeon Lee, Eun-young Lim, Ji-yeon Kwak, Hae-yoon Park
  • Patent number: 10088682
    Abstract: The present invention is an image projection device that includes: a light source 12 that emits a laser beam 34; a scanning mirror 14 that two-dimensionally scans the laser beam 34 emitted from the light source 12; and a projection mirror 24 that projects scanned light onto a retina 26 of an eyeball 22 of a user to project an image onto the retina 26, the scanned light being composed of the laser beam 34 that has been scanned by the scanning mirror 14, wherein the laser beam 34 emitted from the light source 12 is scanned by using a part of an operating range of the scanning mirror 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: QD LASER, INC., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Arakawa, Mitsuru Sugawara, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10083655
    Abstract: A pixel includes: a first transistor connected between a data line and a first node; a second transistor connected between a first power source and a second node, the second transistor including a gate electrode connected to the first node; a third transistor connected between the first node and a third power source; a fourth transistor connected between the second node and an fourth power source; a capacitor connected between the first node and the second node; and an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) connected between the second node and a second power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Lee, Young In Hwang, Ji Hye Kong, Jin Woo Kim, Do Hyung Ryu, Yong Sung Park, Jae Woo Song, Byung Hyuk Shin, Hae Goo Jung
  • Patent number: 10083661
    Abstract: An electrophoretic display control device applies a first voltage to a first electrode and applies a second voltage to a second electrode during a display rewriting period in a display unit in which a dispersion liquid containing particles are arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode that is a pixel electrode, and applies a third voltage that is lower than the first voltage to the first electrode and applies a fourth voltage that is lower than the second voltage to the second electrode during a display retention period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 10078995
    Abstract: A gate driver includes a plurality of stage circuits to output a clock signal from the outside as gate signals. A jth stage circuit includes an input unit to charge a first node at an initial voltage when a first input signal is input to a first input terminal, a buffer unit to output the clock signal as a gate signal to an output terminal when the initial voltage is supplied to the first node, a holding unit to maintain the first node at a reset power source level when the clock signal is supplied to the holding unit, and an inverter unit to supply the clock signal or the reset power source to the holding unit. The input unit maintains the first node at a second input signal input voltage to a second input terminal when a third input signal is input to a third input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hee Kim, Ji Sun Kim, Young Wan Seo, Jae Keun Lim, Chong Chul Chai
  • Patent number: 10078407
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a first substrate including a scanning line, a control line, a control electrode, a signal line, a pixel electrode, a first switching element, and a second switching element. The first switching element includes a first semiconductor layer, a first gate electrode, and a first insulating film. The second switching element includes a second semiconductor layer, a second gate electrode, and a second insulating film. The control electrode is overlapped with the second gate electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Michiaki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10073525
    Abstract: Systems and methods or a low profile haptic actuator are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for a low profile haptic actuator includes: a moveable surface comprising a first coil, the moveable surface configured to move in a degree of freedom; a fixed surface beneath the moveable surface, the fixed surface comprising a second coil coupled underneath the first coil; a suspension coupled to the fixed surface and the moveable surface and configured to suspend the moveable surface; and a controller coupled to the first coil and the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Billington, Kaniyalal Shah, Daniel Parker, Mansoor Alghooneh, Vahid Khoshkava, William Rihn