Patents Examined by Joseph Haley
  • Patent number: 9754528
    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 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: SHANGHAI AVIC OPTO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huijun Jin, Zhiqiang Xia
  • Patent number: 9754553
    Abstract: An electronic device and method of controlling a screen of an external electronic device are provided. The method includes connecting with the external electronic device; determining whether a screen control event for controlling the screen of the external electronic device is generated; and transmitting screen control information corresponding to the screen control event to the external electronic device, if the screen control event is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hwa-Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 9746982
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for determining a first common interaction surface (503) of a mobile device (501) with a second interaction surface (502) of a host device (500), the method including the following steps: detecting at least one electrical signal induced by at least one inducing magnetic field in at least one electric circuit of the host device (500) associated with the second surface (502); determining an interaction surface (503) of the mobile device (501) associated with the at least one inducing electromagnetic field; performing a level test (1106) in accordance with the at least one induced electrical signal; and determining the first common interaction surface (503) as being the interaction surface of the mobile device (501) associated with the at least one inducing electromagnetic field, according to a result of the level test (1106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: EPAWN
    Inventors: Christophe Duteil, Valentin Lefevre
  • Patent number: 9746918
    Abstract: An eye tracking method includes: in a frame of a series of acquired frames, estimating an expected size and expected location of an image of an iris of an eye within that frame; and determining a location of the iris image within that frame by identifying a region within the expected location, the size of the region being consistent with the expected size, pixels of that region being darker than pixels of other such regions within that frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Umoove Services Ltd.
    Inventor: Yitzchak Kempinski
  • Patent number: 9747845
    Abstract: A display panel driving method for driving a LED module of an electronic device to emit light, the method includes steps: controlling to scan a left-eye image and a right-eye image when the electronic device works at a 3D mode (S401); controlling the LED module to turn off and does not emits light during a predetermined period less than a scanning time of the left-eye image or the right-eye image, after switching to scan the left-eye image and the right-eye image (S402); and controlling the LED module to turn on and emit light after the predetermined period has passed (S403). The present invention also provides a backlight control circuit and an electronic device, the present invention capable of controlling the backlight module to emit light via the same signal and do not cause the interference between different signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Xianming Zhang
  • Patent number: 9746937
    Abstract: A method and computer program product are provided for operating a device having a housing section carrying a touch-sensitive display and a physical keyboard section movable in a sliding direction relative to the housing. A position detector determines a position of the physical keyboard section in relation to the housing section. A processor displays a graphical element on the touch-sensitive display when the position of the physical keyboard is closed and displays no graphical element when the position of the physical keyboard is open. The position detector is one or more of a magnetic sensor, a mechanical switch, or a touch controller coupled to a capacitive touch detection sensor matrix carried by the physical keyboard section. The graphical element may be a virtual keyboard. The virtual keyboard is displayed as a scrolling animation correlated to the position of the physical keyboard section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jon Stacey Miller
  • Patent number: 9746675
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device is disclosed, which includes an at least partially see-through display, a processor configured to detect a physical feature, generate an alignment hologram based on the physical feature, determine a view of the alignment hologram based on a default view matrix for a first eye of a user of the head-mounted display device, display the view of the alignment hologram to the first eye of the user on the at least partially see-through display, output an instruction to the user to enter an adjustment input to visually align the alignment hologram with the physical feature, determine a calibrated view matrix based on the default view matrix and the adjustment input, and adjust a view matrix setting of the head-mounted display device based on the calibrated view matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Drew Steedly, Denis Demandolx, Youding Zhu, Qi Kuan Zhou, Todd Michael Lyon
  • Patent number: 9741288
    Abstract: A pixel circuit, an organic electroluminescent display panel and a display apparatus are provided. The pixel circuit comprises: a light-emitting device (D1), a drive control module (1), a reset control module (2), a charge control module (3) and a light-emitting control module (4). The reset control module (2) is used for resetting the light-emitting device (D1) in an internal compensation mode, and exporting a current signal of the drive control module (1) for driving the light-emitting device (D1) and comparing the same with a preset standard current value to determine a compensation factor in an external compensation mode. The charge control module (3) is used for charging and writing a data signal (Data) into the drive control module (1) in the internal compensation mode and writing the data signal (Data) into the drive control module (1) in the external compensation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuting Zhang
  • Patent number: 9740309
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a finger-driven computer mouse. The finger-driven computer mouse includes a mouse housing and finger retention device adjacent thereto. The user inserts his or her finger tips in the finger retention device and can position the mouse across a flat surface by actions of the fingers except the thumb which is used to operate mouse buttons arranged on a side surface. The finger-driven mouse allows the wrist and hand muscles to be in a relaxed, natural posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: David Y. Wang
  • Patent number: 9740289
    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: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TK Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lisseman, David Andrews
  • Patent number: 9740328
    Abstract: A display device with a touch detecting function is disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the display device includes a substrate, a display area in which pixels each composed of a plurality of color areas are arranged in a matrix on a plane parallel to a surface of the substrate, a touch detection electrode including a first conductive thin wire extending in a first direction on a plane parallel to the surface of the substrate, a dummy electrode provided to an area in which the first conductive thin wire is not arranged in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the substrate and including a plurality of second conductive thin wires, a drive electrode made of a translucent material to which a display drive signal is applied, the drive electrode being arranged on the substrate, and a display functional layer having a function to display an image on the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Hayato Kurasawa, Takeo Koito
  • Patent number: 9736933
    Abstract: In the mesh pattern of the conductive sheet of the invention in which openings having different shapes are arrayed in plan view, a standard deviation of an area of each of the openings is equal to or greater than 0.017 mm2 and equal to or less than 0.038 mm2, in a two-dimensional distribution of centroid positions of the openings; a standard deviation for a root mean square deviation of each of the centroid positions which are disposed along a predetermined direction, with respect to a direction perpendicular to the predetermined direction is equal to or greater than 15.0 ?m; or a standard deviation over a radial direction of a value expressed by a common logarithm of a standard deviation along an angular direction in a power spectrum of the mesh pattern is equal to or greater than 0.965 and equal to or less than 1.065.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuchika Iwami
  • Patent number: 9728148
    Abstract: The color-field sequential liquid crystal display apparatus includes a liquid-crystal state value acquirer that acquires a liquid-crystal state value (a gradation value corresponding to the state of orientation of liquid crystal molecules) at the end of a displayed field on the basis of an input gradation value of the displayed field and the liquid-crystal state value at the end of a previous field (the first previous field of the displayed field) and an applied gradation value determiner that determines an applied gradation value of the displayed field by compensating the input gradation value of the displayed field on the basis of the liquid-crystal state value at the end of the previous field. The applied gradation value determiner determines the applied gradation value so that a display luminance in each field is a display luminance corresponding to the input gradation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Miyata, Takao Imaoku
  • Patent number: 9726941
    Abstract: A pixel unit, including: a pixel electrode, a gate electrode, a gate electrode line connected with the gate electrode, a source electrode, a data line connected with the source electrode, a second electrode disposed in a same layer as the pixel electrode, a first drain electrode connected with the pixel electrode, and a second drain electrode connected with the second electrode; the first drain electrode and the second drain electrode and the source electrode are provided with a channel therebetween, and the first drain electrode and the second drain electrode do not contact each other; along a direction of the data line, the edge of the second electrode is parallel with the edge of the pixel electrode and the two do not contact. An array substrate, a pixel driving method and a display device are further disclosed for overcoming the phenomenon of light leakage of the edge of the pixel unit caused by reduction of the width of the black matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenwei Wang, Yao Yu, Lei Tang, Xin Li, Jian Ren, Jing Wang, Ying Zhang, Yang Pei
  • Patent number: 9728133
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present disclosure provides a pixel unit driving circuit comprising: a driving unit; a charging unit; a storage unit configured to be charged during the charging stage of the pixel unit driving circuit, and provide a control voltage to the driving unit during a driving stage of the pixel unit driving circuit; a lighting control unit configured to make that a driving current provided from the driving unit to the lighting element during the driving stage of the pixel unit driving circuit is independent on a threshold voltage of the driving unit; and the driving control unit connected to the lighting control unit, the storage unit and the driving unit and configured to control the supply of the control voltage of the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Like Hu, Haigang Qing, Xiaojing Qi
  • Patent number: 9727168
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request to refresh a display for a refresh period, wherein the display is coupled to a touch sensor operable to detect touch input at the display. During a first phase of the refresh period, a first portion of the display is refreshed while the touch sensor a second portion and a third portion of the display is activated. The second portion and the third portion are a half screen distance apart. During a second phase of the refresh period, the second portion of the display is refreshed while the touch sensor at a fourth portion and a fifth portion of the display is activated. The fourth portion and the fifth portion are a half screen distance apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Fuller, Samuel Brunet, Christopher Hill, Vivek Pant, Grahame Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9728154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus including: a display panel including a plurality of pixels each for displaying an image corresponding to a data signal; and a timing controller configured to receive an image signals and to convert the image signal into the data signal to be supplied to the display panel, wherein the timing controller is further configured to convert the image signal into an intermediate data signal and to generate the data signal, which corresponds to a k-th pixel, on a basis of intermediate data signals corresponding to a (k?1)-th pixel, the k-th pixel and a (k+1)-th pixel of the plurality of pixels, wherein the data signal corresponding to a first pixel of the plurality of pixels includes first and second color signals and the data signal corresponding to a second pixel of the plurality of pixels includes third and fourth color signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heendol Kim, Jai-Hyun Koh, Jinpil Kim, Seokyun Son, Ik Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 9721516
    Abstract: A method of driving a display panel and display device including the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the method comprises providing input image data, generating a gamma reference voltage, generating a data voltage based on the gamma reference voltage and input image data, providing the data voltage to the display panel, and determining whether the input image data represents a still image or a video image. The method further comprises substantially periodically and alternately generating first and second common voltages when the input image data represents the still image, and providing the first and second common voltages to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Mi Kim, Kyoung-Won Lee, Su-Hyeong Park, Cheol-Woo Park, Ho-Yong Jung
  • Patent number: 9718360
    Abstract: A vehicle, a vehicle display device, and a method for controlling the vehicle display device are disclosed. The vehicle display device includes a display unit and a controller. The display unit displays a wide screen that is divided into a main display region and an auxiliary display region. The controller displays a first visual interface on the main display region, decides the second visual interface for performing a process different from that of the first visual interface according to the first visual interface, and displays auxiliary information related to the second visual interface on the auxiliary display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hyun Seung Yang
  • Patent number: 9721522
    Abstract: An array substrate, a driving method thereof, and a display device are disclosed. The array substrate comprises a plurality of pixel units (11) defined by gate lines (110) and data lines (111) intersecting each other and a charge sharing unit (12). The charge sharing unit (12) is connected with at least two of the data lines (111). During a time period when a gate line (110) is not input with any scan signal for turning on pixel units (11), the charge sharing unit (12) electrically connects at least two data lines (111), to which it is connected, with each other. With this array substrate, the circuits for realizing charge sharing function is disposed in the driving unit for driving the display to display, thereby reducing costs of the driving unit and facilitating panellization of the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Zheng, Jingxian Jin, Haibo Zhu