Patents Examined by Joseph Haley
  • Patent number: 9946623
    Abstract: The present invention is applicable to the technical field of touch control, and provides a benchmark updating method for a touch detection terminal under large-area interference. The present invention can reduce the phenomenon of misdetection by performing consistency analysis on an original sampled value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jinchun Ye
  • Patent number: 9946351
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for empathetic computing are described. A method of interfacing with an empathetic computing system may include the steps of receiving sensor data from sensors of an empathetic computing device, wherein the sensor data is generated by user interaction with the empathetic computing device, the user interaction comprising a plurality of interaction units, receiving contextual information associated with the user interaction, classifying the sensor data as a sequence of interaction units using stored associations between exemplary sensor data and pre-determined interaction units, and providing feedback with the empathetic computing device, wherein the feedback is based, at least in part, on the sequence of interaction units and the contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SomniQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Rikko Sakaguchi, Hidenori Ishikawa, Takuya Nishimoto, Ken Yano
  • Patent number: 9940872
    Abstract: A degradation compensating device includes an accumulator configured to accumulate stress data every pixel block, a memory configured to receive the stress data from the accumulator, and to load accumulated data from an external flash memory when a display device power is turned on, the accumulated data being a total sum of the stress data, a compensation factor calculator configured to determine a target compensation factor based on the accumulated data to compensate image data, and to apply an initial compensation factor to the target compensation factor during a wake-up period after loading the accumulated data is completed, the initial compensation factor being changed gradually during the wake-up period, and a data compensator configured to generate image compensation data based on the target compensation factor, and to generate initial image data based on a wake-up factor that is an adjusted target compensation factor based on the initial compensation factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Young An, Jae-Shin Kim, Ho-Suk Maeng, Jong-Woong Park
  • Patent number: 9934744
    Abstract: A shift register includes an input module, a first and a second node pull-down module, a second node pull-up module, an output control module and an output noise-reduction module. The input module is configured to pull up a potential at a first node, the first node pull-down module is configured to pull down the potential at the first node, the second node pull-up module is configured to pull up a potential at a second node, the second node pull-down module is configured to pull down the potential at the second node, the output control module is configured to control a scanning signal output end to output a signal from the second lock signal end or a low level signal end, and the output noise-reduction module is configured to filter a signal from the first node and decrease a noise therein and output the resultant signal to a third node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fei Huang
  • Patent number: 9928771
    Abstract: A distributed pulse-width modulation system includes an array of pulse-width modulation elements, each element including a digital memory for storing a multi-bit digital value and a drive circuit that drives an output device in response to the multi-bit digital value stored in the digital memory. A system controller includes a memory for storing a multi-bit digital value for each element and a communication circuit for communicating each multi-bit digital value to each corresponding pulse-width modulation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: X-Celeprint Limited
    Inventor: Ronald S. Cok
  • Patent number: 9921608
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a hollow display cover structure. The hollow display cover structure may be formed from a structure having an inner surface. The structure may be an elongated member having a longitudinal axis. A material such as sapphire, other crystalline materials, or other transparent materials may be used in forming the hollow display cover structure. A flexible display layer such as an organic light-emitting diode display layer or other flexible display structure may be wrapped around the longitudinal axis to cover the interior surface of the hollow display cover structure. The electronic device may have a touch sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and other sensors for gathering input such as user input. The electronic device may use one or more sensors to gather information on rotational motion of the device and can display content on the flexible display layer accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Myers, Derek Wright, Fletcher R. Rothkopf
  • Patent number: 9916120
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device for providing a screen mirroring service are provided. The method includes connecting a control channel to at least one other electronic device when an electronic device executes a screen mirroring service, transmitting screen data comprising an added virtual key, to the other electronic device, and performing a function based on a control signal corresponding to using the virtual key received from the other electronic device over the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hyung Kim, Kwang-Hyun Ko, Alexander Larionov, Yong-Ha Choi
  • Patent number: 9905149
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a driving circuit, a driving method, and a display device, and pertain to the field of display. The driving circuit comprises: a gate driving unit for sequentially inputting a gate voltage to gates of pixel cells in each row on a display panel, the display panel being divided into a plurality of regions along a gate scanning direction, each region including at least one row of pixel cells controlled by a gate line; and a control unit for controlling the gate driving unit to input different gate voltages to gates in at least two different regions, and to input the same gate voltage to gates in the same region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuanyan Lan, Fucheng Yang, Dongmei Wei
  • Patent number: 9905166
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pixel driving circuit, a display apparatus and a pixel driving method. The pixel driving circuit comprises a reset unit. The reset unit is arranged to enable the storage capacitor to store not only a data voltage but also a threshold voltage of the driving unit in the charging phase, to compensate for the driving unit in the driving phase, so that the operating current of the driving unit is not influenced by the threshold voltage. This eliminates the influence of the threshold voltage of the driving unit to the operating current of the driving unit. Further, the reset unit is moved outside an active display area, and is shared by a row of pixel driving circuits, which can significantly increase the aperture rate of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haigang Qing, Xiaojing Qi
  • Patent number: 9898115
    Abstract: A touch electrode layer includes a plurality of first touch electrodes and a plurality of second touch electrodes. The first touch electrodes are arranged to form a rectangle, wherein shapes of the first touch electrodes have the same size. The second touch electrodes are disposed around a periphery of the first touch electrodes. The second touch electrodes and the first touch electrodes are arranged to form a circle or a quasi-circle so as to define a circuit touch area or a quasi-circle touch area. A shape of each of the second touch electrodes is an arcuate triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ITE TECH. INC.
    Inventors: Tsang-Chih Wu, Tsung-Yen Chuang, Yu-Fen Weng, Fang-Nan Chu
  • Patent number: 9898087
    Abstract: A force-based haptic switch panel, comprising a touch plate having first and second surfaces, the first surface comprising a touch surface and the second surface opposing the first surface. The haptic switch panel may also comprise a circuit board having a plurality of force sensors electrically coupled thereto. The force sensors are disposed between the circuit board and the second surface of the touch plate, wherein each force sensor is configured to measure a respective portion of a force applied to the touch surface of the touch plate. The haptic switch panel may also comprise an acoustic actuator disposed proximate a second surface of the touch plate and configured to generate a haptic output and an audible output responsive to the force applied to the touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TK Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lisseman, David Andrews
  • Patent number: 9892681
    Abstract: To provide a pixel circuit and the like capable of preventing contrast deterioration caused by leaked light emission at the time of reset actions. The pixel circuit includes: a light emitting element; a driving transistor which supplies an electric current to the light emitting element according to an applied voltage; a capacitor part which holds a voltage containing a threshold voltage and a data voltage of the driving transistor and applies the voltage to the driving transistor; and a switch part which makes the capacitor part hold the voltage containing the threshold voltage and the data voltage. The switch part includes a current detour transistor which makes the electric current supplied from the driving transistor detour to a reference voltage power supply line without going through the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yojiro Matsueda, Yoshihiro Nonaka, Kenichi Takatori
  • Patent number: 9891723
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stylus has one or more electrodes and one or more computer-readable non-transitory storage media embodying logic for transmitting signals wirelessly to a device through a touch-sensor of the device. The stylus also has an electronic circuit operable to provide an input that changes a property of one or more materials located on the body of the stylus or on the stylus tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Trond Jarle Pedersen, Esat Yilmaz, Kishore Sundara-Rajan
  • Patent number: 9891734
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal display structure and a mobile terminal. The display structure may include: a terminal housing; a display module, including a display screen and a glass panel attached to the display screen; wherein the glass panel has a touch region and extension regions bending and extending along both lateral sides of the touch region, an exterior surface of each extension region being located in a same plane with a corresponding edge of the terminal housing. The mobile terminal display structure according to the present disclosure is provided with the glass panel which at least covers both the lateral sides of the whole front surface thereof, and at least the packaging regions on both the lateral sides of the display screen are bended and extended into the housing. A real visual frameless design for the mobile terminal is achieved, while the screen occupying proportion is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Lixin Al, Kesheng Yan, Jinchao Li, Shaoxing Hu
  • Patent number: 9886101
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic device are provided. The method is applied to an electronic device having flexible display which is capable of N display surfaces, the method includes: obtaining N posture parameters of the N display surfaces; obtaining an object attribute of an i-th display object among M display objects to be displayed, where M?1 and i is an integer inclusively ranging from 1 to M; determining a display surface for displaying the i-th display object from the N display surfaces, based on the N posture parameters and the object attribute; and displaying the i-th display object on the determined display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ben Xu
  • Patent number: 9886908
    Abstract: There are provided a timing controller of operating selective sensing and an organic light emitting display device comprising the same, the timing controller being configured to selectively perform a sensing when a display panel operates in an ON state. The timing controller performs a sensing to the display panel on the basis of a temperature of the display panel, a time difference in operation of the display panel, and a degree of need for sensing of representative sub-pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Tani, SungJoon Bae, NaYoung Bae
  • Patent number: 9886154
    Abstract: A flexible display device including a display panel and a touch panel, and the touch panel includes touch sensors and signal lines. A signal line crossing a folding axis of the signal lines includes a first part and a signal pattern and the signal pattern includes a connection line substantially in parallel with the folding axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungseop Kim, Sungkyun Park, Sangkyu Choi, Sangyoun Han
  • Patent number: 9886103
    Abstract: A drawing device includes a sensor arranged in a superimposed relationship with a display device and having an indicator operation detection area sized to detect indictor operations in the image display area of the display device; a memory that stores drawing information; and a control circuit that renders a drawing in the image display area of the display device based on the drawing information stored in the memory. The control circuit causes a test drawing area and a parameter setting area to be displayed superimposed on the drawing image that is displayed in response to a detection, by the sensor, of an indication operation by the indicator, the test drawing area enabling a drawing operation to be performed using the indicator, the parameter setting area enabling changes to parameters of the drawing information generated by the drawing operation in the test drawing area using the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Isao Maruoka, Marcello Luppi, Susan Adam, Jarrod Dunnihoo, Juli Hidaka
  • Patent number: 9880646
    Abstract: A writing implement is described that dispenses a liquid colorant and produces a magnetic field. The magnetic field may be directed to an electronically driven display having a particle that is responsive to a magnetic field, such as an electrophoretic display, thereby changing an optical state of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Sunil Krishna Sainis, Seth J. Bishop
  • Patent number: 9880645
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stylus has one or more sensors that detect the movement of the stylus, such as an accelerometer, a gyroscope, or a magnetometer. The stylus wirelessly transmits signals to a device based on the movement of the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Trond Jarle Pedersen, John Logan, Esat Yilmaz, Vemund Kval Bakken