Patents Examined by Joseph Haley
  • Patent number: 9990057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mouse for a computer, which is a computer input device. The mouse has an upper case with a vertical cushioning function against force imposed on the mouse, and thus can operate smoothly. The present invention provides a cushioning function to a mouse, thereby eliminating fatigue and muscle pain of the wrist and fingers even when a user uses the mouse for a long time. The mouse is manufactured by assembling an upper case and a lower case, and is configured such that a protrusion box which protrudes upwards is formed on the lower case, a boss is fixed on the lower side of the upper case and penetrates the protrusion box, thereby being joined with the same, and a spring which is supported by the protrusion box is inserted into the boss from the outside while the lower side of the boss can be prevented from being separated from the protrusion box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Tae Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9983842
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an adjusting method and an electronic device. The method comprises: acquiring a first shape parameter of a first foldable screen; and transmitting the first shape parameter to a second electronic device coupled to the first electronic device, so as to allow the second electronic device to adjust a shape of a second foldable screen of the second electronic device based on the first shape parameter, or generating first synchronization information based on the first shape parameter and transmitting the first synchronization information to the second electronic device coupled to the first electronic device, so as to allow the second electronic device to adjust the shape of the second foldable screen based on the first synchronization information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Jianfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 9983748
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a first electrode, one or more processors, and one or more memory units coupled to the one or more processors. The one or more memory units collectively store logic that is configured to cause the one or more processors to control connections of the first electrode by connecting the first electrode to a first reference voltage, then connecting the first electrode to a second reference voltage lower than the first reference voltage, and then connecting the first electrode to a third reference voltage lower than the first reference voltage and the second reference voltage. The second reference voltage is coupled to a capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Trond Jarle Pedersen, Torgeir Fenheim, Jan Rune Herheim, Stefan Markus Schabel
  • Patent number: 9983699
    Abstract: An input device adaptable to a use habit includes: a memory, configured to store a preset sampling frequency and the preset number of times of sampling; a keying circuit, configured to produce a keying waveform when one key thereof is pressed; and a microprocessor, configured to perform, according to the preset sampling frequency and the preset number of times of sampling that are stored in the memory, sampling on the keying waveform produced by the keying circuit, to obtain multiple sampling keying signals, and determines the sampling keying signals, which are sampled according to the preset number of times of sampling, in a stable and correct waveform segmentation in the corresponding keying waveform, to send a keying signal corresponding to the keying waveform. In addition, the present invention provides an adapting method for an input device adaptable to a use habit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuan Jung Chang, Shu Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9983698
    Abstract: A capacitive stylus signal transmitting and application method and a capacitive stylus applying this method are disclosed. The capacitive stylus and the method use electric field signals from three different transmit electrodes to calculate the incline angle and the tip pressure level of the capacitive stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Waltop International Corporation
    Inventor: Chia-Jui Yeh
  • Patent number: 9977491
    Abstract: A method for interacting with a flexible device and a user terminal thereof includes detecting a physical transformation of the flexible device, and performing an interaction, in association with the flexible device, corresponding to the physical transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Tae Oh, Hong Pyo Kim, Ho Young Lee, Seung Hoon Han
  • Patent number: 9977524
    Abstract: A flexible touch panel that achieves both thinness and high detection sensitivity. In the flexible touch panel obtained by attaching a flexible display panel and a flexible touch sensor with a bonding layer, the bonding layer has a Young's modulus of 1 kPa to 300 kPa, a thickness of 0.1 mm to 1 mm, and a transmittance of 70% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daiki Nakamura, Hisao Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9977542
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device, a calibration method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium that increase user-friendliness of a touch sensor. An electronic device includes a physical key sensor which is configured to detect an operation to a pressable physical key, a touch sensor, which is disposed in vicinity of the physical key sensor, and a controller. The controller performs calibration of the touch sensor in accordance with releasing of the physical key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Honjo, Takayuki Fujiki, Yuuya Yamaguchi, Ryohei Nakamura, Manabu Sakuma
  • Patent number: 9972267
    Abstract: An array substrate includes a display region and a non-display region around the display region. The display region comprises a plurality of rows of pixel units arranged sequentially along a first direction and a plurality of gate scanning lines corresponding to the plurality of rows of the pixel units, respectively, and the gate scanning lines extend along a second direction. Cascaded first shift register units are disposed at at least one edge of the non-display region parallel to the second direction, and each of the first shift register units is connected with a corresponding one of the plurality of gate scanning lines; and cascaded second shift register units are disposed at at least one edge of the non-display region parallel to the first direction, and each of the second shift register units is connected with a corresponding one of the plurality of gate scanning line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhaokeng Cao, Zhongshou Huang
  • Patent number: 9971409
    Abstract: A system includes a flexible display configured to display an image and a sensor connected to the flexible display. The sensor is configured to sense an amount of flexure of the flexible display. A haptic output device is connected to the flexible display and is configured to change a resistance to movement of a first portion of the flexible display relative to a second portion of the flexible display upon receipt of a haptic control signal. The system includes a processor in signal communication with the flexible display, the sensor and the haptic output device. The processor is configured to receive an output signal from the sensor based on the amount of flexure and generate the haptic control signal based on the output signal from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Modarres, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9972264
    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 lower 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: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Onishi, Iwane Ichiyama, Tatsuhiro Inuzuka
  • Patent number: 9971443
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for decreasing latency between an acquisition of touch data and processing of an associated rendering task in a touch sensitive device having a touch sensing system capable of producing touch data at a touch sampling rate and having a display system that displays frames at a refresh rate. In an embodiment, the system estimates at least one of (a) a period of time for sampling touch data from the touch sensing system, (b) a period of time for computing touch event data from sampled touch data, and (c) a period of time for rendering of a frame to a frame buffer. The system determines a period of time Tc for (a) sampling touch data from the touch sensing system, (b) computing touch event data from sampled touch data, and (c) rendering of a frame to a frame buffer, based at least in part on the estimate. The system determines a point in time Tr at which the display system will be refreshed from the frame buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TACTUAL LABS CO.
    Inventors: Bruno Rodrigues De Araujo, Ricardo Jorge Jota Costa, Clifton Forlines
  • Patent number: 9966948
    Abstract: An explosion-proof electronic system. The system comprises a substantially explosion-proof enclosure, a substantially explosion-proof glass window forming a portion of the enclosure, an electrical coil located within the enclosure, an electrical excitation circuit located within the enclosure and connected to the electrical coil, where the excitation circuit is configured to cause the electrical coil to establish a magnetic field that extends through the explosion-proof glass window, and a processor located within the enclosure and coupled to the electrical excitation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: JunSeong Park, Jeffrey Lee, Dongil Ko, JePhil Ahn
  • Patent number: 9965121
    Abstract: To provide a display capable of achieving downsizing and a touch detection method. The display includes a pixel array including a plurality of pixels disposed in a matrix form, a plurality of scanning lines disposed in each row of the pixel array and supplying scanning signals to the plurality of pixels disposed in corresponding rows, a plurality of signal lines disposed in each column of the pixel array and supplying image signals to the plurality of pixels disposed in corresponding columns, a plurality of common electrodes disposed in each of the columns of the pixel array and supplied with driving signals for detecting touch, and a semiconductor device for touch including a plurality of driving terminals for supplying the driving signals. Here, the plurality of driving terminals of the semiconductor device for touch are smaller in number than the plurality of common electrodes disposed in the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Teranishi, Daisuke Ito, Hiroshi Mizuhashi
  • Patent number: 9965996
    Abstract: A timing controller includes an image determining part configured to determine whether an input image is a static image based on input image data, a signal controller configured to shift a timing of a first data enable signal to generate a second data enable signal when the input image is the static image, and a signal generator configured to generate control signals based on the second data enable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-Gyu Lee, Geun Jeong Park, Ah-Reum Kim
  • Patent number: 9965088
    Abstract: A touch control display device is provided. The touch control device includes: a display area including a gate electrode, a plurality of gate lines, a source electrode, a drain electrode, a plurality of source lines, a plurality of conversion lines, and a plurality of common electrodes. A first via hole may be formed on the gate line and exposes at least a portion of the gate line, and a second via hole may be formed on the common electrode and exposes at least a portion of the common electrodes. The plurality of conversion lines may include a plurality of first conversion lines and a plurality of second conversion lines. The plurality of first conversion lines may be electrically connected to the plurality of gate lines via the first via hole, and the plurality of second conversion lines may be electrically connected to the plurality of common electrodes via the second via hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Lu, Xu Qian, Wenxin Jiang, Junchao Ma, Yong Wu
  • Patent number: 9961239
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and devices for providing touch accommodations to users with tremors or other fine motor impairments to improve the accuracy of such users' touch inputs on touch-sensitive surfaces. Such methods and devices include various approaches for compensating for brief, inadvertent touch inputs; touch inputs with inadvertent motion across the touch-sensitive surface; and/or touch inputs with inadvertent recoil contacts. In some embodiments, the touch accommodations are implemented in a software layer separate from the application layer, such as the operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Fleizach, Clare Kasemset, Nandini Kannamangalam Sundara Raman
  • Patent number: 9952707
    Abstract: A password input device includes: at least two mutually separate touch display screens; a controller configured to control the touch display screen to randomly display characters; and a processor configured to determine the characters currently displayed on corresponding touch display screens subjected to a touch operation after detecting the touch operation, determine a character string inputted by a user according to a sequence of the touch operation, and take the character string as a password inputted by the user. The password input device can adopt a flexible overall arrangement mode of the character string for the password and improve the security of password input. A password input method is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiannan Zhang, Jianfeng Yuan, Seung Moo Rim
  • Patent number: 9953610
    Abstract: A method for regulating a common voltage, a regulating device and a display device. It relates to the display field, which ensures the flicker in the center region of the display panel being relative small meanwhile improving the flicker situation of the edge region of the display panel, thereby improve the flicker uniformity of the display panel. The present disclosure provides a method for regulating a common voltage including: arranging sampling points which at least include: sampling points arranged in the center region of the display panel and sampling points arranged in the edge region of the display panel; optimizing the common voltage value written into the driving chip, such that the flicker values of the sampling points located in the display panel are less than or equal to a first threshold when the common voltage value is applied to the display panel for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinbo Ding, Jing Wang, Xin Li, Ying Zhang, Hong Zhu, Hongjun Yu
  • Patent number: 9946398
    Abstract: The disclosed systems and methods relate in general to the field of user input to a touch sensitive device, and in particular to user input systems and methods which can reduce the latency between a most recent input event and the displaying of a rendered frame reflecting such input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: Bruno Rodrigues De Araujo, Ricardo Jorge Jota Costa, Clifton Forlines