Patents Examined by Ke Xiao
  • Patent number: 11314348
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a substrate, scan lines, data lines, sub-pixels, a first conductive line, a second conductive line, and a conductive layer. The sub-pixels are arranged in columns along a first direction and arranged in rows along a second direction. Each of the sub-pixels includes an active element and a pixel electrode electrically connected with the active element. The active element is electrically connected with a corresponding scan line and a corresponding data line. The conductive layer overlaps the sub-pixels. The conductive layer includes a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode is electrically connected with the first conductive line. The second electrode is electrically connected with the second conductive line. The second electrode is separated from the first electrode. One of the first electrode and the second electrode is a touch electrode, and another one is a common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Min Chi, Sung-Yu Su
  • Patent number: 11300784
    Abstract: A device, such as a head-mounted device (HMD), may include a frame and a plurality of mirrors coupled to an interior portion of the frame. An imaging device may be coupled to the frame at a position to capture images of an eye of the wearer reflected from the mirrors. The HMD may also include a mirror angle adjustment device to adjust an angle of one or more of the mirrors relative to the imaging device so that the mirror(s) reflect the eye of the wearer to the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Cosmin Nicolae Rotariu, Istvan Andorko
  • Patent number: 11263939
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose various display control methods and apparatuses and various display devices, wherein one of the display control methods comprises: adjusting display pixel density of at least one display unit in a display array as uneven distribution; and displaying multiple first images respectively via multiple display units in the adjusted display array, to splice and/or superimpose the multiple first images to be displayed as a second image, the multiple display units comprising the at least one display unit. The present application can increase the actual utilization rate of display pixels of the display array, and improve splicing and/or image local display quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Zhou, Lin Du
  • Patent number: 11217139
    Abstract: A gate scanning unit circuit is applied in a display panel including a number of gate lines and a driver configured to output clock signals. The gate scanning unit circuit is configured to scan the number of gate lines. The gate scanning unit circuit includes a flip-flop and at least two output units. The flip-flop is configured to output a trigger signal. Each output unit is connected to the flip-flop and the driver. Each of the at least two output units is connected to the number of gate lines one-to-one. The output unit is configured to output a gate scan signal to the corresponding connected gate line according to the trigger signal and the clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Sato, Mitsuru Goto, Wei-Cheng Chen, Chun-Jung Shih
  • Patent number: 11170679
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose time division display control methods and apparatus and display devices, wherein a time division display control method disclosed comprises: displaying a first image by a display device; and changing display pixel distribution of the display device at least once within a preset permitted staying duration of vision of human eyes and displaying the first image by the display device changed each time, to cause the displayed first images to be displayed in human eyes as a second image in an overlapped manner. According to the present application, utilization of display pixels of a display device and a display quality of at least a local part of an image can be improved, thereby better meeting diversified actual application demands of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Zhou, Lin Du
  • Patent number: 11158270
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system may receive a target image with a first number of bits per color. The system may access masks that each includes dots associated with a grayscale range. A subset of the dots associated with each of the masks may be associated with a subrange of the grayscale range. The dots within the subsets of dots associated with the masks may have different positions. The system may generate a number of images based on the target image and the masks. Each of the images may have a second number of bits per color smaller than the first number of bits per color. The system may display the images sequentially on a display for representing the target image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Buckley
  • Patent number: 11151960
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a display; an illumination sensor; and a processor. The processor is configured to carry out a predetermined operation based on the illumination value being greater than or equal to a threshold, falling below the threshold for a predetermined time and thereafter being greater than or equal to the threshold. The processor is further configured to turn on the display based on the illumination value being greater than or equal to the threshold, falling below the threshold for the predetermined time and thereafter being greater than or equal to the threshold; or the illumination value being less than or equal to a second threshold, rising above the second threshold for the predetermined time, and thereafter being less than or equal to the second threshold, the second threshold being less than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang-won Lee
  • Patent number: 11144115
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to a system and a method for porting a physical object in a physical space into a virtual reality. In one approach, the method includes detecting an input device in a physical space relative to a user of the input device. In one approach, the method includes presenting, by a display device to the user, a virtual model of the detected input device in a virtual space at a location and an orientation. The location and the orientation of the virtual model in the virtual space may correspond to a location and an orientation of the input device in the physical space relative to the user. In one approach, the method includes visually providing relative to the virtual model in the virtual space, through the display device, spatial feedback on the user's interaction with the input device in the physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jan Herling, Adrian Brian Ratter
  • Patent number: 11126345
    Abstract: A first electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises: a communication module; a touch screen; and a processor, wherein the processor receives first data, from a second electronic device registered with the first electronic device, representing the second electronic device via the communication module, and, in response to the movement of the second electronic device to the touch screen, displays second data, corresponding to the first data, on a first area of the touch screen corresponding to the movement of the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Seok Han, Dong-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 11086160
    Abstract: A light control device including a light control sheet including light control units each reversibly change light transmittance and positioned according to a first arrangement that has a regularity, a detection sheet including detection units each detect external input and positioned according to a second arrangement that has a regularity same as the regularity of the first arrangement, a driving unit that outputs to each of the light control units a change signal for changing light transmittance, and a light control processing unit which associates each of the detection units with at least one of the light control units, and causes the driving unit to output the change signal to the light control unit associated with the detection unit that has detected the external input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Sakamoto, Shinobu Sumi, Wataru Ookubo
  • Patent number: 11061562
    Abstract: A method for providing haptic feedback to an operator of a touch-sensitive display device. The method includes providing an operator interface to be represented in the display device as image data; the operator interface having at least one button assigned to a function to be controlled, graphically displayed in the operator interface, and graphically delimited from the rest of the operator interface; analyzing the image data for a presence and a position of shapes for representing a button; determining an intended display region of a shape, which is to be represented and is identified as a button; representing the image data of the operator interface in the touch-sensitive display device; outputting haptic feedback in response to detection of contact with the touch-sensitive display device in the region of a surface of the touch-sensitive display device which is assigned to a display region of a shape identified as a button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Kussmann, Ingo Hermanns, Markus Langenberg, Werner Poechmueller
  • Patent number: 11023067
    Abstract: A device may be controlled using a fingerprint input. Data indicative of a fingerprint is received from a sensor. It is determined that the fingerprint is associated with a first finger profile that is usable to distinguish a first finger from other fingers of a user of the device. A user control that is associated with the finger profile is identified. The user control is configured to control a setting of a function executing on the device. The user control is input to control the first setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tim Schoenauer, Bernhard Raaf
  • Patent number: 11021112
    Abstract: A display control device is provided, which includes an image storing section for storing a plurality of captured images in association with image capturing locations on a road, and a display control section for causing a captured image to be successively displayed, the captured image corresponding to each of a plurality of positions that are identified based on a user operation, where the display control section causes the captured image and an object related to an image capturing location of the captured image to be displayed such that the object is arranged on a position of a display screen corresponding to the image capturing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Nishikawa, Mutsumi Katayama, Naohide Aizawa
  • Patent number: 11010976
    Abstract: An approach for simulating items in an environment, such as a room, is disclosed. A package file can store information including an image of the environment and metadata including an identifier that uniquely identifies a selected image. The package file can be used to regenerate a simulation of the item arranged over the image of the environment. Later changes can be made to the simulation of the item by accessing the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Houzz, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Shaviv, Xiaoyi Huang, Aaron Yip
  • Patent number: 11010945
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image display method applied to an augmented reality (AR) system which positions a virtual object by a marker image. The image display method includes that: a reality image is acquired, wherein the reality image includes a first image where the marker image is positioned and a second image, and the marker image includes a known pattern; the first image in the reality image is replaced with an extending image of the second image on the basis of a relationship between the known pattern and the first image to generate a display image; and the display image is displayed. Therefore, the condition that an AR image includes the marker image and thus the whole image looks unnatural may be avoided. In addition, the AR system using the foregoing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shou-Te Wei, Wei-Chih Chen
  • Patent number: 11004241
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus produce and reproduce Augmented Reality (AR) contents in a mobile terminal. In the method, contents are produced. An image including an object corresponding to the contents is recognized. Recognition information for the object corresponding to the contents is obtained based on a recognition result. AR contents including the contents and the recognition information are generated. Therefore, AR contents for an input image may be easily produced and reproduced, and the AR contents may be used as independent multimedia contents, not an auxiliary means of other contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-He Jung, Kwang-Cheol Choi, Dae-Kyu Shin, Seung-Pyo Ryu, Shin-Jun Lee, Sung-Joo Ahn, Ik-Hwan Cho, Tae-Hwan Son
  • Patent number: 10997457
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for relighting images using predicted deep reflectance fields are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Rhemann, Abhimitra Meka, Matthew Whalen, Jessica Lynn Busch, Sofien Bouaziz, Geoffrey Douglas Harvey, Andrea Tagliasacchi, Jonathan Taylor, Paul Debevec, Peter Joseph Denny, Sean Ryan Francesco Fanello, Graham Fyffe, Jason Angelo Dourgarian, Xueming Yu, Adarsh Prakash Murthy Kowdle, Julien Pascal Christophe Valentin, Peter Christopher Lincoln, Rohit Kumar Pandey, Christian Häne, Shahram Izadi
  • Patent number: 10987176
    Abstract: An example method includes displaying, via a visualization device and overlaid on a portion of an anatomy of a patient viewable via the visualization device, a virtual model of the portion of the anatomy obtained from a virtual surgical plan for an orthopedic joint repair surgical procedure to attach a prosthetic to the anatomy; and displaying, via the visualization device and overlaid on the portion of the anatomy, a virtual guide that guides at least one of preparation of the anatomy for attachment of the prosthetic or attachment of the prosthetic to the anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TORNIER, INC.
    Inventors: Sergii Poltaretskyi, Jean Chaoui, Damien Cariou, Yannick Morvan, Vincent Abel Maurice Simoes, Vincent Gaborit, Benjamin Dassonville
  • Patent number: 10983668
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a component display processing method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving indication information indicating that a component is in a waiting-to-be-processed state; and according to the indication information, reducing a displayed region of a container that is displayed on a display screen, so that t a hidden region of the container is displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuzhuo Peng
  • Patent number: 10977857
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method of three-dimensional reverse modeling of a building structure by using photographic images, and more particularly, to an apparatus and method of three-dimensional reverse modeling of a building structure by using photographic images, in which three-dimensional modeling data of a building structure may be quickly and conveniently reversely modeled by using a plurality of photographic images. According to the apparatus and method of three-dimensional reverse modeling of a building structure by using photographic images, three-dimensional modeling data of a building structure may be reversely modeled by using photographic images of the building structure captured using a camera, at low costs and quickly and easily, thereby remarkably increasing the productivity of the manufacture of a building information model (BIM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CUPIX, INC.
    Inventors: SeockHoon Bae, ChangYoon Yang