Patents Examined by Joseph Haley
  • Patent number: 9824633
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pixel driving circuit and a method for driving the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haigang Qing, Xiaojing Qi
  • Patent number: 9818319
    Abstract: A wearable device apparatus, comprises: a first and second housings configured to be connected with each other; a plurality of light emitters configured to be separately located and configured to emit a light through the first housing; a light guide configured to guide a direction of the light emitted from the plurality of light emitters; a plurality of force detection sensor configured to detect a force applied to a certain point of the first housing; and a control board configured to control the plurality of light emitters through detection of the plurality of force detection sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: DNX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eun Kyeong Kwon
  • Patent number: 9811228
    Abstract: A touch-input display device includes a substrate, piezoelectric pillars that are on and extend away from a surface of the substrate, and light emitter devices each coupled to a different one of the piezoelectric pillars. The substrate has power lines and signal lines. The piezoelectric pillars are electrically isolated from each other, and each of the piezoelectric pillars includes a piezoelectric material that generates an electric voltage across a pair of the signal lines responsive to an applied touch force compressing the piezoelectric pillar. The light emitter devices are each electrically connected to a pair of the power lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Sacha
  • Patent number: 9807383
    Abstract: During calibration, a wearable video headset displays a pattern on a partially transparent display positioned in a field of view of a user's eye. The user has a hand-held marker that includes a scaled version of the displayed pattern. The user moves the marker toward or away from the user's eye until the pattern on the marker appears to be the same size as the pattern on the display. When the sizes match, the headset measures a distance between a forward-facing camera and the hand-held marker. The headset uses the measured distance, and geometrical relationships, to determine the spacing between the user's eye and the display. Such calibration can ensure that the images displayed to the user mesh realistically with the surroundings, which remain partially visible through the partially transparent display of the video headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Sterling Crispin, Mark Anthony Sararu
  • Patent number: 9805640
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a gate drive apparatus and a display apparatus. With the gate drive apparatus, a clock signal is used in place of a forward scan signal and/or a clock signal is used in place of a backward scan signal and/or a reset signal and a first initial trigger signal (or a second initial trigger signal) are used in place of a low level signal and/or the same signal is used as a first initial trigger signal and a second initial trigger signal to thereby reduce the number of transmission lines for signals driving the gate drive apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: SHANGHAI AVIC OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huijun Jin, Zhiqiang Xia
  • Patent number: 9804767
    Abstract: A computing device may instantiate a light dismiss manager for an application user interface. The light dismiss manager receives a request to register an event pass area from a rendered user interface surface of the application user interface and receives a notification that a new light dismiss user interface surface is to be opened in the application user interface. The light dismiss manager determines a shape of a transparent blocking panel that excludes the event pass area. When the new light dismiss user interface surface is opened in the application user interface, the transparent blocking panel is rendered below the new light dismiss user interface surface. In response to an input event directed to a visible portion of the rendered user interface surface, the new light dismiss user interface is closed, and a command associated with the visible portion of the rendered user interface surface is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Layne, Jr., Il Yeo, Timothy Long
  • Patent number: 9804721
    Abstract: A stylus and touch sensitive device are disclosed. The stylus includes a stylus transmitter for transmitting a stylus signal. The touch sensitive device includes row conductors, each of which is associated with a row transmitter and a row receiver. The row transmitter is adapted to simultaneously transmit row signals, each on its associated row conductor, each of the row signals being orthogonal to each other of the plurality of row signals transmitted on each other of the row conductors. The row receiver is adapted to detect the stylus signal. Column conductors are provided, each associated with a column receiver that is adapted to detect the presence of each of the row signals transmitted by the row transmitter and the stylus signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventor: Darren Leigh
  • Patent number: 9805642
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a display panel having a plurality of pixels provided with a pixel circuit to operate an organic light emitting diode, and a driving circuit to drive the display panel, wherein ‘n’ horizontal sensing lines are formed in the display panel, and a method for driving the display device includes: dividing the ‘n’ horizontal sensing lines formed in the display panel into a plurality of blocks; and sequentially or non-sequentially sensing the plurality of blocks via the sensing lines, wherein the plurality of blocks are sensed in order from the first to the last of the ‘n’ sensing lines by a sequential or non-sequential method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nari Kim, Seung Tae Kim, Tae Gung Kim, Ji Eun Lee
  • Patent number: 9798460
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same. The mobile terminal includes a touch screen disposed at a first side of the mobile terminal and configured to display information; and a controller configured to: divide the touch screen into a plurality of regions corresponding to a first function in response to a touch drag starting from a preset point on the first side, wherein the plurality of regions correspond to a plurality of sub-menus of the first function; execute the first function according to a sub-menu corresponding to a region where the touch drag is released; and cause the touch screen to display an execution screen of the executed first function according to the sub-menu to at least part of the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Juha Hyun, Shinnyue Kang, Yoonseok Yang
  • Patent number: 9798417
    Abstract: A processing system for baseline management includes a sensor module comprising sensor circuitry coupled to sensor electrodes. The sensor module configured to transmit transmitter signals and receive resulting signals with at least a portion of the sensor electrodes. The processing system includes a determination module operatively connected to the sensor electrodes and configured to acquire a mutual capacitive image from the resulting signals, generate a first thermal measurement based on the mutual capacitive image, and determine a thermal rate based on the first thermal measurement. The determination module is further configured to update a proximity baseline according to the thermal rate to obtain an updated baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Curtis Elia
  • Patent number: 9792846
    Abstract: A display panel driver includes a reference register, a calculator, and a data signal generator. The reference register stores a reference compensation gamma data curve generated by compensating a luminance characteristic deviation of a display panel in a reference luminance mode. The calculator calculates a compensation gamma data curve for each of a plurality of luminance modes based on the reference compensation gamma data curve to perform a dimming operation. The data signal generator generates data signals corresponding to input grayscale levels based on the compensation gamma data curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Min Lim
  • Patent number: 9788042
    Abstract: Provided is an image display apparatus including: an interface unit through which a pointing signal is received from an external input device; and a display unit that includes a first region and a second region which are distinguishable from each other and on any one of which an image object of which a function is activated by the pointing signal is displayed; and a controller that activates an application corresponding to a predetermined pattern, when in a state where a content screen is output to the first and second regions of the display unit, the image object that is displayed according to the pointing signal moves in the predetermined pattern, in which while maintaining the outputting of the content screen, the controller performs control in such a manner that a control screen for an external apparatus, which corresponds to the activation of the application, is output to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sijeong Ro, Myungbok Yoo, Duksung Kim
  • Patent number: 9783112
    Abstract: An agricultural vehicle for towing an agricultural implement or a self-propelled agricultural implement has at least two individual row elements attached to the agricultural implement. A heads-up display is operable to display an individual row element status graphic for each of the at least two individual row elements on a windshield or window of the agricultural vehicle, which may be the rear windshield and side windows. The individual row element status graphics are displayed in alignment with the at least two individual row elements as viewed by an operator of the agricultural vehicle. The individual row element status graphics contain information pertaining to the at least two individual row elements, which may be at least one measured parameter value associated with that individual row element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Matthew K. Payne
  • Patent number: 9779660
    Abstract: A pixel cell driving circuit driving an organic electric lighting component comprises a first, a second and a third thin film transistors and a storage capacitor. The first thin film transistor is turned on or turned off under a control of a first scanning signal. When the first thin film transistor is turned on, the storage capacitor is charged by a data signal. The second thin film transistor is turned on under an action of the storage capacitor and drives an OLED. The third thin film transistor is turned on under a control of the second scanning signal when the first thin film transistor is turned off, and the storage capacitor is charged by a charging signal. The pixel cell driving circuit may effectively avoid the flicker due to the electrical charge leakage of the storage capacitor. The disclosure further provides a pixel cell and a pixel cell driving method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jiangbo Yao
  • Patent number: 9778840
    Abstract: An information view may be displayed on a multi-touch display based on detected force or pressure from a push by a touch on a displayed image and from the push an indentation of a component portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HJ Laboratories Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Harry Vartanian, Jaron Jurikson-Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9774346
    Abstract: A digital-to-analog convertor for a driving module of a display device is disclosed. The digital-to-analog convertor includes a plurality of switches, forming a tree structure with a plurality of stages for outputting one of a plurality of gamma voltages to an output end according to a plurality of bits of a digital input signal; and a bypass unit, coupled between a first output end of a first switch in the plurality of switches and the output end for adjusting a connection between the first output end and the output end according to a most significant bit in among the plurality of bits and the bits between the most significant bit and a first bit controlling the first switch in among the plurality of bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NOVATEK Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Ji-Ting Chen
  • Patent number: 9772772
    Abstract: An information view may be displayed on a multi-touch display based on detected force or pressure from a push by a touch on a displayed image and from the push an indentation of a component portion. A detailed view of the information view may be displayed based on a further indentation of the component portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: HJ LABORATORIES LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Harry Vartanian, Jaron Jurikson-Rhodes
  • Patent number: 9769465
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes a first flexible display to display a left-eye image, a second flexible display to display a right-eye image, a first optical system between the first flexible display and a left eye of a user, a second optical system between the second flexible display and a right eye of the user, and a housing including the first flexible display, the second flexible display, the first optical system, and the second optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Eun Seo, Jong Ho Chong
  • Patent number: 9759919
    Abstract: A display includes a projector configured to provide light of a virtual image, a waveguide into which the light of the virtual image is injected at an injection angle by the projector, and a combiner disposed along the waveguide and configured to redirect the light of the virtual image. The waveguide is configured to emit the light at a point established by the injection angle. The combiner is further configured to allow ambient light from beyond the waveguide to pass through the combiner. The waveguide constrains the light of the virtual image through total internal reflection along a curved path for the light between the projector and the combiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Travis, Joel S. Kollin, Andreas Georgiou
  • Patent number: 9753564
    Abstract: A touch sensor includes sensor electrodes formed on a transparent substrate by patterning an electroconductive polymer, and a see-through preventing layer in the vicinity of the outsides of the sensor electrodes on a surface different from the surface of the transparent substrate on which the sensor electrodes are disposed. The see-through preventing layer may be made of the same material as the sensor electrodes, and can not only reduce the visibility of the space between the sensor electrodes, but also reduce short-circuiting between the sensor electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: POLYMATECH JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuta Osawa