Patents Examined by Joseph Haley
  • Patent number: 9875684
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an array substrate including a plurality of subpixel array arranged in a matrix form. Each subpixel array may include a first subpixel, a second subpixel, a third subpixel, a first gate line for controlling the first subpixel, a second gate line for controlling the second subpixel, a third gate line for controlling the third subpixel, a first data line and a second data line. The first subpixel may be arranged between the first gate line and the second gate line. The second subpixel and the third subpixel may be arranged between the first gate line and the second gate line. The first subpixel, the second subpixel and the third subpixel may be arranged between the first data line and the second data line adjacent to each other. The first subpixel and the second subpixel may share the first data line, or the first subpixel and the third subpixel may share the second data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhaohui Meng
  • Patent number: 9874944
    Abstract: A virtual reality device, system and methodology for video games or other applications with a foot-operated controller to allow for hands free three-dimensional movement. The foot-based controller allows users to move in all directions without using their hands, and it accepts input based on specific movements from the user, particularly from the feet, a foot and/or toes of a user. The controller can be wired or wireless for convenience, and makes the user's foot or feet the primary method of input for movement in virtual spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Pedram Khojasteh, Peymon Khojasteh
  • Patent number: 9870119
    Abstract: A computing apparatus for providing a three-dimensional (3D) interactive user experience (UX) is provided. The computing apparatus may include an object position estimator configured to calculate first coordinates recognized by a user as a position of a first point of an object in a stereoscopic image. The computing apparatus may include a pointing determiner configured to determine whether the user points to the first point based on the first coordinates and second coordinates, the second coordinates representing a pointing position of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Kyung Nam, Hyoseok Hwang, Jingu Heo
  • Patent number: 9865627
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a display device having a display area and a non-display area, the method including aligning a mask over a substrate, the mask including a central shield portion, a peripheral shield portion outside the central shield portion, with an opening between the central shield portion and the peripheral shield portion, a holding portion in the opening that connects the central shield portion with the peripheral shield portion, and a diffusion area under the holding portion defined by a thickness difference of the mask between the holding portion and one of the central and peripheral shield portions; depositing a conductive material on the substrate through the mask to form a single pieced, loop-shaped conductive path surrounding the display area in the non-display area; and forming a transparent conductive layer on the substrate, the transparent conductive layer being continuously formed in the display and non-display areas and formed to be in direct contact with the single piec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Park, JeongKweon Park, SangEun Jun, HeungJu Jo
  • Patent number: 9865229
    Abstract: An image display device comprises: a memory capable of storing source data that are sources of a plurality of screen images; a display capable of displaying at least one screen image selected from among the plurality of screen images; an illumination source disposed around the display and capable of emitting light of a specified emission color; and a controller. The controller produces a current screen image data from the source data, and produces a current screen image based on the current screen image data to display the current screen image. The controller also produces a selective screen image data for producing a selective screen image which is different from the current screen image from the source data, produces an illumination data based on the selective screen image data, and controls the illumination source to emit light of an emission color determined based on the illumination data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 9864434
    Abstract: Systems and methods for gesture control of an interactive event using multiple wearable devices are herein disclosed as comprising, in an implementation, receiving signal data indicative of at least one gesture from a first sensor of a first wearable device and a second sensor of a second wearable device, performing pre-processing on the signal data by a computing device in communication with the first wearable device and the second wearable device, performing feature extraction on the pre-processed signal data by the computing device, and determining the at least one gesture based on the feature extracted signal data and offline training data by the computing device. In an implementation, the first sensor and the second sensor comprise one or more of a three-axis accelerometer, a six-axis accelerometer, or an electromyography sensor, and can be configured to calibrate the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Huami Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Ting Chen, Mu Yu
  • Patent number: 9864429
    Abstract: A method of controlling an operation of a display device using eye movements and a device for performing the method are provided. The method includes receiving eye movement information of a user; receiving blinking information of the user; generating a control command corresponding to the eye movement information and the blinking information; and controlling an operation of the display device based on the generated control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-seok Lee, Kyung-hwa Yu, Sang-won Leigh, Jin-yong Chung, Sung-goo Cho
  • Patent number: 9858881
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an array substrate, its driving method and a display device. The array substrate includes a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of subpixels defined by the gate lines and the data lines crossing each other. At least one additional line for providing an additional data signal is arranged between the subpixels in two adjacent columns, the subpixels in an identical column correspond to at least one additional line, and at least one subpixel among the subpixels in an identical column is driven by the additional line corresponding to the at least one subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenbo Li
  • Patent number: 9857918
    Abstract: A content display control method includes displaying a content image on a screen, detecting reflection light of a beam of light reflected off the screen, the beam of light being emitted from a portable device onto the screen, selecting, based on the detected reflection light, a desired one of modes set in association with states of the reflection light changed in accordance with a distance between the screen and the portable device, detecting a user's operation in a period from selecting the mode to turning off the beam of light, based on the state of the reflection light in association with the selected mode, and controlling display of the content image on the screen based on the detected user's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keiju Okabayashi, Bin Chen, Yusuke Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 9851796
    Abstract: Disclosed are tactile keys and methods for their production and use. The tactile key may include a substrate; a conductive layer disposed on at least one region of the substrate; a porous layer disposed on at least a portion of the conductive layer; an insulating layer disposed on regions of the substrate that surround the conductive layer and the porous layer to form a well, the well having sidewalls defined by the insulating layer, and a bottom surface at least partially defined by the porous layer; an electroactive polymer composition disposed in the well; and a flexible layer having a conductive coating on at least a portion of a surface facing the electroactive polymer composition, the flexible layer covering the well and at least a portion of the insulating layer surrounding the well. When the tactile key is depressed, an electric field is activated causing the electroactive polymer composition to move towards the flexible layer to provide a tactile feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alan Marrs, Douglas E. Loy
  • Patent number: 9846506
    Abstract: A display device configured to be connected to an information terminal, includes: a video reception unit that receives video information about a screen including a cursor from the information terminal; a touch panel that brings up the screen on display based on the video information received by the video reception unit and detects a touch position specified by a touch operation; and a transmission unit that transmits operation information in correspondence to the touch operation to the information terminal. The transmission unit transmits the operation information in a delay when the touch operation is performed continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norikazu Nara, Katsumi Sano, Yusuke Matsumoto, Katsuya Matsuyuki
  • Patent number: 9842553
    Abstract: A method of driving a display panel includes: generating a data signal having a difference between a number of positive frames and a number of negative frames; and displaying an image according to the data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi-Chang Lee, In-Soo Wang
  • Patent number: 9842561
    Abstract: A display device includes a voltage generating unit configured to convert an input voltage into an analog driving voltage, a controller configured to receive input image data and an image control signal and generate custom image data and a data control signal, a source driving unit configured to receive the analog driving voltage and convert the custom image data into data voltages in response to the data control signal, a sensing unit configured to sense a load current, wherein the sensing unit is connected to one point on a path through which the input voltage is converted into the analog driving voltage to be provided to the source driving unit, and a display panel configured to receive the data voltages to display an image. The controller receives the sensed load current and generates a selection signal according to a first intensity of the load current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yongsoon Lee, Sang-Gon Lee, Yong-Sik Hwang
  • Patent number: 9841860
    Abstract: An input device comprising a display device having an integrated capacitive sensing device. The input device includes a plurality of sensor electrodes a plurality of display electrodes, a modulated power supply configured to provide a modulated reference signal, and a processing system. The processing system includes a sensor module configured to drive a plurality of sensor electrodes with a modulated capacitive sensing signal that is based on the modulated reference signal for capacitive sensing during a first time period. The processing system also includes a display driver module configured to drive a plurality of display electrodes of a display device with modulated signals based on the modulated reference signal during the first time period. The modulated signals cause voltage between the plurality of display electrodes and the plurality of sensor electrodes to remain substantially constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen L. Morein, Joseph Kurth Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9841846
    Abstract: An exposure mechanism of an optical touch system, which includes a plurality of image sensors and a plurality of active light sources each irradiating corresponding to the associated image sensor, includes: capturing image frames using the image sensors with a sampling cycle to allow each of the image sensors to capture a bright image, wherein the sampling cycle includes a plurality of working modes and in each of the working modes at least one of the image sensors captures the bright image in a sampling interval; simultaneously capturing a dark image using all the image sensors in a denoising sampling interval; and calculating a differential image between the bright image and the dark image captured by each image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Tsan Kao, Tzung-Min Su, Chih-Hsin Lin
  • Patent number: 9841837
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for recognizing a user input. The apparatus comprises a sensor configured to sense an acoustic wave signal generated by knocking a surface of a medium, an extractor configured to separate an initial pulse signal from the acoustic wave signal and extract signal characteristic of the separated initial pulse signal, and a controller configured to recognize a knocking gesture based on the signal characteristic extracted by the extractor and generate a corresponding control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Sung Jin Sah, Kwang Myung Oh, Sung Min Park, Hui Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 9836173
    Abstract: An example method of performing capacitive sensing and display updating in an integrated capacitive sensing device and display device includes driving a plurality of sensor electrodes of the capacitive sensing device for input sensing during a blanking period. The method further includes driving a plurality of source lines using a plurality of source drivers during the blanking period to update a first display line of the display device. The method further includes driving the plurality of source lines using the plurality of source drivers during a display update period to update one or more additional display lines of the display device. The method further includes adjusting an operational mode of the plurality of source drivers during the blanking period to equalize display pixel settling between the blanking period and the display update period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Prashant Shamarao, Joseph Kurth Reynolds, Stephen L. Morein
  • Patent number: 9829980
    Abstract: A method for determining parameters associated with a haptic feedback output comprises detecting a vibration of at least a portion of a human-machine interface and determining a magnitude associated with the detected vibration. A calibration offset is determined based, at least in part, on the determined magnitude associated with the detected vibration. The method further comprises establishing at least one parameter associated with a haptic actuator of the human-machine interface based on the estimated calibration offset, the at least one parameter at least partially defining a haptic response generated by the haptic actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TK Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lisseman, David Andrews
  • Patent number: 9830017
    Abstract: An infrared touch screen, a touch detection method thereof and a display apparatus are provided. The infrared touch screen comprises: a display device, an infrared emitter and a first infrared receiver arranged at any side of a display surface of the display device, the infrared emitter emitting a plurality of infrared rays scattered and covering a light exiting surface of the display device; and a plurality of second infrared receivers arranged at intervals on other sides the display surface of the display device except the side provided with the infrared emitter and corresponding to the plurality of infrared rays in a one-to-one correspondence relationship, wherein, the first infrared receiver detects an infrared ray reflected by a touch position, in the infrared rays emitted by the infrared emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shulin Yao
  • Patent number: 9824620
    Abstract: The present invention provides a driving method for pixel array, comprising steps of: dividing a to-be-displayed image into multiple theoretical pixel units; calculating an actual brightness value of each actual sub-pixel; and enabling brightness of each actual sub-pixel to reach the actual brightness value. The step of calculating an actual brightness value of each actual sub-pixel comprises: finding a first theoretical sub-pixel; inserting multiple virtual sub-pixels having the same color as the first theoretical sub-pixel between the first theoretical sub-pixel and at least one adjacent theoretical sub-pixel; and adding a portion of the theoretical brightness value of the first theoretical sub-pixel and a portion of virtual brightness value(s) of virtual sub-pixel(s) whose position(s) corresponds to that of the to-be-calculated actual sub-pixel to obtain the actual brightness value of the to-be-calculated actual sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renwei Guo, Xue Dong