Patents Examined by Kenneth B Lee, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11151955
    Abstract: A display panel of the present application comprises a driving module. The driving module controls a scan line connected to a sub-pixel to provide a scan signal, and a precharge signal sent earlier than the scan signal. A data signal has the same polarity when the scan line is providing the precharge signal and the scan signal. When the display panel is being driven, the precharge signal can be provided to the sub-pixel before the scan signal is provided to the sub-pixel, and when the polarity of the data signal is the same as the polarity of the data signal when the scan signal is provided to the sub-pixel, so as to turn on and precharge the sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HKC Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Zhongnian Liu
  • Patent number: 11145262
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving an electro-optic display may comprise spaced first and second device layers, and a first and second rows of display pixels, each row may include a plurality of display pixels, each display pixel having a pixel electrode positioned on the first device layer for driving the display pixel, a conduction line positioned on the second device layer and overlapping with a portion of the plurality of display pixels' pixel electrodes, and at least one conductive path connecting the conduction line of the first row to a conduction line of the second row of display pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Ho, Yi Lu
  • Patent number: 11145241
    Abstract: An electronic device including a pixel is provided. The pixel receives a data signal and includes a driving transistor, an emitting circuit, and a reset circuit. A first source/drain of the driving transistor receives a first operation voltage. The emitting circuit is coupled to the driving transistor. The reset circuit is coupled to the first gate to set the voltage of the first gate. In a reset period, the voltage of the first gate is equal to a first predetermined voltage. In a write period, the voltage of the first gate is equal to a first difference between the first operation voltage and the threshold voltage of the driving transistor. In a display period, the voltage of the first gate is equal to the sum of the first difference and a second difference between the reference voltage and the data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lien-Hsiang Chen, Kung-Chen Kuo, Ming-Chun Tseng
  • Patent number: 11137906
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product provide a simplified method for unlocking an electronic device that uses soft keys, such as capacitive touch keys, or proximity detection areas and patterns. The keys may be implemented in the form of areas of a sensor, and a processing circuit observes a touch pattern (or proximity pattern, or characteristic pattern such as a capacitance pattern of a user's finger) and compares the same with the registered pattern to determine if there is a likeness. In doing so, the electronic device is operated at a low power state, and in that low power state observes whether a predetermined pattern is observed and when it is, unlocks the electronic device for interaction with a user at a fully operational state. By operating in the low power state while waiting to observe a predetermined pattern before unlocking the user interface, the device does not waste power on false positive detections, and allows for convenient wakeup and accessibility by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anatol Ward, Kouichiro Takashima
  • Patent number: 11132963
    Abstract: A display panel, a method of driving a display panel, and a display device are disclosed. The display panel includes a signal applying circuit, the input circuit of the signal applying circuit includes a plurality of first input sub-circuits and a plurality of second input sub-circuits, and the shunt circuit of the signal applying circuit includes a plurality of first shunt sub-circuits and a plurality of second shunt sub-circuits. The first input sub-circuit transmits one of the first data signal and the second data signal to the first shunt sub-circuit. The second input sub-circuit transmits the third data signal to the second shunt sub-circuit. The first shunt sub-circuit transmits the first data signal or the second data sign alto the first output terminal or the second output terminal. The second shunt sub-circuit transmits the third data signal to the third output terminal or the fourth output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengfei Yu, Tingliang Liu, Haigang Qing
  • Patent number: 11127346
    Abstract: A pixel circuit including a light emitting device; a driving circuit for controlling a magnitude of a driving current supplied from a first power supply to the light emitting device in response to a potential at a first node; a storage capacitor for causing a change in the potential at the first node in response to a change in a potential at a second node, where the potential at the second node may switch between a first reference voltage from a first reference power supply and a data voltage from a data line; and a compensation capacitor for suppressing a change in the driving current caused by a change in the first reference voltage. A display substrate and a display device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minghua Xuan
  • Patent number: 11127343
    Abstract: A display device includes a light-emitting diode including a first conductivity-type semiconductor, an active layer, and a second conductivity-type semiconductor; a first voltage line to which a first voltage is applied; a second voltage line to which a second voltage is applied; a first transistor including a source electrode electrically connected to the first voltage line and a drain electrode electrically connected to a first electrode of the light-emitting diode and to the first conductivity-type semiconductor; a second transistor including a drain electrode electrically connected to a gate electrode of the first transistor and a source electrode electrically connected to a data line to apply a data signal; a capacitor electrically connected to the gate electrode of the first transistor and the first electrode; and a third transistor including a source electrode electrically connected to the second voltage line and a drain electrode electrically connected to the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Jae Jeong, Kyung Bae Kim, Chong Chul Chai, Kyung Hoon Chung
  • Patent number: 11119599
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel that includes an upper surface, a first side surface portion that extends from a first side of the upper surface, and a second side surface portion that extends from a second side connected to the first side, a first force sensor disposed in the first side surface portion and a second force sensor disposed in the second side surface portion, and a controller that determines a type and a state of an application being executed when a first input signal is sensed through the first force sensor and execute an operation corresponding to the type of the application and the state of the application being executed when a second input signal is sensed through the second force sensor within a preset time from an interruption of the first input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Seok Seo
  • Patent number: 11120728
    Abstract: A display device includes plurality of pixels arranged to form rows and columns, row selection circuit, and signal supply circuit for supplying signal to pixels of a row selected from the plurality of pixels by the row selection circuit The signal supply circuit includes first holder including first data holders, scanning circuit for sequentially selecting the first data holders and causing each selected first data holder to receive data, a second holder including blocks each including second data holders, the second holder being configured to time-divisionally receive a plurality of data held by the first holder, and DA converter for supplying a plurality of analog signals corresponding to the plurality of data held by the second holder to the pixels of the row selected from the plurality of pixels by the row selection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mizuki Nagasaki, Takahiro Yamasaki, Yasushi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 11112834
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a rotatable keyboard. For example, an input control housing of a computing device according to the present disclosure may include a first segment including a first portion of keyboard keys, the first segment connected to a display housing via a first connection. The input control housing may include a second segment, physically separate from the first segment, including a second portion of the keyboard keys, the second segment connected to the display housing via a second connection. The first portion of keyboard keys may be rotatable three hundred and sixty degrees on a face of the first segment, and the second portion of the keyboard may be rotatable three hundred and sixty degrees on a face of the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Paul Roberto Lalinde
  • Patent number: 11106286
    Abstract: A typing profile based mood sensing system may comprise a processor receiving a user identification associated with a personal typing profile identifying a repeated pattern of values for a combination of previously recorded haptic hardware typing or touch behavior parameters, and a piezo haptic keyboard controller operably connected to piezo electric elements situated beneath keys of the piezo keyboard detecting current haptic hardware typing or touch behavior parameters describing deformation characteristics for the piezo electric elements. The processor may compare the user personal typing behavior profile against the current haptic hardware typing or touch behavior parameters to identify a user personal typing behavior profile value change, and associate the change with a mood-based haptic keyboard setting adjustment. The piezo haptic keyboard controller may apply the mood-based haptic keyboard setting adjustment to operation of the haptic keyboard or touchpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Michiel Knoppert, Priyank Gajiwala
  • Patent number: 11106242
    Abstract: Reconfigurable touch screen computing devices with folding configurations that include flexible and rigid displays which are made up of segments that can be reconfigured from a compact state to an expanded state. The form factor of the compact state is roughly the size of a typical handheld phone, with an integrated speaker and microphone. The form factor of the expanded state is roughly the size of a tablet computer which may also include the mechanical functionality of a laptop. Both states may provide a configuration which includes a touch screen display on a front side and a protective housing on a back side. The computing devices may further include sensors to indicate the state of configuration and mechanisms for alignment, locking, and structural support. In one embodiment, a module attached to, situated within, or otherwise associated with at least one segment may contain all or substantially all processing and memory, along with a communications system, all of which may be used in either state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LEPTON COMPUTING LLC
    Inventor: Stephen E. Delaporte
  • Patent number: 11100874
    Abstract: A pixel driving method includes: dividing blue subpixels on a display panel into multiple blue pixel sets; acquiring original driving data of each of the blue pixel sets an average thereof; acquiring unequal first and second voltage signals corresponding to the original driving data of each blue subpixel according to the average; dividing the blue subpixels of each blue pixel set into sets of blue pixel pairs comprising neighboring first and second blue subpixels; acquiring a first brightness signal according to the first voltage signal of the first blue subpixel and multiple first voltage signals of the neighboring blue subpixels and according to different weighting coefficients, and driving the first blue subpixel; and acquiring a second brightness signal according to the second voltage signal of the second blue subpixel and multiple second voltage signals of the neighboring blue subpixels and according to different weighting coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: HKC Corporation Limited, Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 11100845
    Abstract: A device may include a photosensitive transistor and a light-emitting diode. The light-emitting diode may include an anode. The anode may include a first portion having a first thickness and a second portion having a second thickness, wherein the second thickness is less than the first thickness. The device may also include driving circuitry that receives a data signal and causes light to emit from the light-emitting diode in response to the data signal. The photosensitive transistor may generate an electrical signal in response to light emitted from the light-emitting diode during the light emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunsoo Kim, Hung Sheng Lin, Hyunwoo Nho, Injae Hwang, Rui Zhang, Shengkui Gao, Shiping Shen, Sun-Il Chang
  • Patent number: 11093002
    Abstract: Reconfigurable touch screen computing devices with folding configurations that include flexible displays which are made up of segments that can be reconfigured from a compact state to an expanded state. The form factor of the compact state is roughly the size of a typical handheld phone which may be configured with a speaker and microphone. The form factor of the expanded state is roughly the size of a tablet computer which may also include the mechanical functionality of a laptop. Both states may provide a configuration which includes a touch screen display on a front side and a protective housing on a back side. The computing devices may further include sensors to indicate the state of configuration and mechanisms for alignment, locking, and structural support. In one embodiment, a module attached to, situated within, or otherwise associated with at least one segment may contain all or substantially all processing and memory, along with a communications system, all of which may be used in either state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LEPTON COMPUTING LLC
    Inventor: Stephen E. Delaporte
  • Patent number: 11093036
    Abstract: A system including: a first sensor module having an inertial measurement unit and attached to an upper arm of a user, the first sensor module generating first motion data identifying an orientation of the upper arm; a second sensor module having an inertial measurement unit and attached to a hand of the user, the second sensor module generating second motion data identifying an orientation of the hand; and a computing device coupled to the first sensor module and the second sensor module through communication links, the computing device calculating, based on the orientation of the upper arm and the orientation of the hand, an orientation of a forearm connected to the hand by a wrist of the user and connected to the upper arm by an elbow joint of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Finch Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Viktor Vladimirovich Erivantcev, Rustam Rafikovich Kulchurin, Alexander Sergeevich Lobanov, Iakov Evgenevich Sergeev, Alexey Ivanovich Kartashov
  • Patent number: 11092998
    Abstract: A system comprises an eyewear device that includes a frame, a temple connected to a lateral side of the frame, a fingerprint sensor, and a sensing circuit. The fingerprint sensor includes an input surface to receive input of a finger skin surface. The sensing circuit is configured to track a pattern of fingerprint ridges of the finger skin surface on the input surface. Execution of programming by a processor configures the system to perform functions to track, via the sensing circuit, the pattern of fingerprint ridges of the finger skin surface on the input surface; generate a fingerprint image having the tracked pattern of fingerprint ridges; extract fingerprint features from the fingerprint image; and authorize the user to utilize the eyewear device based on the extracted fingerprint features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Julio Cesar CastaƱeda, Rajeev Ramanath
  • Patent number: 11094265
    Abstract: A display device capable of suppressing the display quality deterioration is provided even if an optically transparent nondisplay area is formed inside the display area of the display panel of the display device. The display device comprises a display panel including signal lines, scanning lines, and pixels that are connected to the signal lines and scanning lines and surrounded by the signal lines and scanning lines. The display panel includes a display area and an optically transparent nondisplay area inside the display area, and a drive circuit for driving the signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Motonari Kato, Ryutaro Nitobe, Norio Mamba
  • Patent number: 11086467
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel that includes a concave portion at a side of the display panel; and an input detection unit disposed over the display panel. The input detection unit includes a plurality of first detection electrodes electrically connected to each other in a first direction, a plurality of second detection electrodes electrically connected to each other in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and a connection wire that electrically connect a pair of the first detection electrodes of the plurality of first detection electrodes disposed at both sides of the concave portion, and the connection wire includes a plurality of segments separate from each other and conjunction portions that electrically connect two adjacent segments to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonghwa Kim, Iljoo Kim, Kyungsu Lee, Jeongyun Han
  • Patent number: 11087698
    Abstract: A display device is proposed, the display device including a display panel having a plurality of pixels; a data driving circuit converting pixel data to a data voltage based on a gamma compensation voltage to supply the same to the plurality of pixels through a plurality of data lines; a gate driving circuit supplying a scan signal through a gate line connected to pixels of each horizontal line of the display panel; a power supply unit supplying a pixel driving voltage to the plurality of pixels through a power line; and a gamma reference voltage adjusting unit adjusting a range of the gamma compensation voltage based on a pixel driving voltage measurement value measured in synchronization with the scan signal at a plurality of positions on the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donggun Lee, Kyujin Kim