Patents Examined by Kent W. Chang
  • Patent number: 10725596
    Abstract: A capacitive touch sensor includes two sensing layers. Each sensing layer has capacitive sensing strings and electromagnetic antenna strings. Each of the capacitive sensing strings and electromagnetic antenna strings is connected to a highly conductive element. A transparent insulative layer is arranged between the two sensing layers. The two groups of sensing strings on two the capacitive sensing layers orthogonally interlace with each other to form a capacitive sensing matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: YOUNG FAST OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Pai, Meng-Guei Lin, Chin-Fong Lin, Chiu-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10725599
    Abstract: Provided are a touch sensor assembly that is maintained in a state in which the touch sensor is closely attached to an exterior member to accurately detect displacement when touch manipulation is performed to improve a recognition rate, a refrigerator door including a touch sensor assembly that is capable of preventing a sensor control part from being damaged by static electricity and having an improved front outer appearance, and a method for manufacturing the refrigerator door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunki Kim, Seungje Park, Jinseung Park, Kihyun Park
  • Patent number: 10726801
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a backlight unit and a liquid crystal layer disposed proximate to the backlight unit. The backlight unit is configured to provide illumination across a viewable display area of the electronic device. The viewable display area includes a plurality of zones. The liquid crystal layer is configured to selectively filter the illumination provided by the backlight unit. A processor is coupled to the backlight unit and to the liquid crystal layer. The processor is configured to determine, based on data indicative of content to be displayed, a respective backlight brightness level of each zone of the plurality of zones and to generate liquid crystal control signaling for the liquid crystal layer. The processor is further configured to adjust the respective backlight brightness levels and/or the liquid crystal control signaling, to compensate for distortions arising from defects in the backlight unit and/or the liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jiandong Huang, Steven Bathiche, Linghui Rao, Ying Zheng
  • Patent number: 10726984
    Abstract: A user input device including a rotary input control having a wheel and an electropermanent magnet (EPM) assembly, the EPM assembly comprising a permanent magnet and a magnetizing assembly configured to control a polarization of the permanent magnet to transition the electropermanent magnet assembly from a first state in which the EPM assembly applies a first resistance profile to the wheel and a second state in which the EPM assembly applies a second resistance profile to the wheel. The EPM assembly includes magnetically conductive members positioned at opposing ends of the electropermanent magnet, each magnetically conductive member comprising a respective plurality of teeth protruding radially toward the wheel, and each of the magnetically conductive members comprising a respective magnetic pole depending on a polarized state of the EPM assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Keltz, Guillaume Loussert, Corentin Le Denmat, Jean-Daniel Alzingre
  • Patent number: 10725592
    Abstract: An input apparatus includes a first sensor device comprising a metal bar extending in a first direction and formed of a metallic material and a first sensor connected to the metal bar and configured to acquire information on a user's touch gesture with respect to the metal bar; a second sensor device comprising a plurality of second sensors disposed on one side of the metal bar along the first direction to be adjacent to the metal bar and configured to acquire touch or proximity information of a user with respect to the plurality of second sensors; and a controller configured to recognize the user's touch gesture based on sensor value information acquired by the second sensor device with the sensor value information of the first sensor device when the sensor value information is acquired by the first sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Gideok Kwon, Donghee Seok, Jong Bok Lee, HeeJin Ro
  • Patent number: 10725547
    Abstract: An input device includes an operation panel, a vibrator, a support panel, and an intermediate member. The operation panel has an operation surface and a back surface facing in a direction opposite to a direction in which the operation surface faces. The vibrator is mounted on the operation panel and vibrates the operation panel. The support panel is disposed to face the back surface of the operation panel and supports the operation panel, a space provided between the support panel and the back surface of the operation panel. The intermediate member is disposed between the operation panel and the support panel and is mounted to a first one of the back surface of the operation panel and the support panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN LIMITED
    Inventor: Hironori Shiroto
  • Patent number: 10720117
    Abstract: A display device including: a display panel including a gate line and a data line; and a shift register including a stage for driving the gate line. The stage may include a first driving unit in a display area of the display panel and a second driving unit in a non-display area of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghee Kim, Jisun Kim, Youngwan Seo, Jaekeun Lim, Chongchul Chai
  • Patent number: 10719922
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set at least one of a plurality of display modes including a first display mode and a second display mode, and a processing unit configured to perform first gradation conversion processing on input image data when the first display mode is set, and to perform second gradation conversion processing on the input image data when the second display mode is set, wherein the second gradation conversion processing improves a gradation of a part of a gradation range of the input image data to a further extent than the first gradation conversion processing. Upon reception of an instruction for displaying an enlarged image of a part of an image region of the input image data in a state where the first display mode is set, the first display mode is canceled and the second display mode is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Ishii
  • Patent number: 10719181
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. A substrate and a cover plate are provided. A sensor layer is formed on at least one of the substrate and the cover plate. The sensor layer includes a plurality of row electrodes and a plurality of column electrodes interleaved with the plurality of row electrodes, where each row electrode and each column electrode is formed of a plurality of stair-stepped diamonds. An insulator is also included so as to electrically isolate the plurality of row electrodes and the plurality of column electrodes, where the insulator is substantially transparent to visible spectrum light. The apparatus employs mirror symmetric row sensor routing placement. The routing placement provides reduction of row bonding pads by 50% to enhance manufacturing yield. Rearranging unit cells on the same layout results in a decrease of RC parasitics by 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Tao Peng
  • Patent number: 10719131
    Abstract: An electronic device including a housing having a first surface and a second surface, and an interactive display having a keyboard-enabled mode and a keyboard-disabled mode. The interactive display includes a first image display device disposed at the first surface that displays image data, and a physical keypad disposed at the second surface that provides tactile feedback to a user only when the interactive display is in the keyboard-enabled mode, the physical keypad being substantially smooth when the interactive display is in the keyboard-disabled mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TACTILE DISPLAYS, LLC
    Inventor: R. O'Neal Gray
  • Patent number: 10719174
    Abstract: An optical touch apparatus and a width detecting method thereof are provided. The optical touch apparatus includes at least two sensing components, a light emitting component, and a width detecting module. The sensing components are configured to sense a touch object located on a touch plane. The light emitting component is configured to be a light source of the touch plane and is disposed adjacent to one of the sensing components. The width detecting module is coupled to the light emitting component and the other of the sensing components. The light emitting component is controlled by the width detecting module to emit a light. The other of the sensing components is controlled by the width detecting module to sense intensity of the light. The width detecting module detects a distance between the sensing components according to the sensed intensity of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuo-Hsien Lu, Yu-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 10714054
    Abstract: The relative luminance value of each subpixel in the panel unit area is determined by calculation of the relative luminance value and the weight of the plurality of frame pixels. The plurality of frame pixels constitute a plurality of frame pixel lines extending in the first direction and a plurality of frame pixel lines extending in the second direction, respectively. A first frame pixel line extending in the first direction that includes the closest frame pixel and a second frame pixel line extending in the second direction that includes the closest frame pixel are composed of frame pixels assigned positive weights. Each of the frame pixel lines except for the first frame pixel line and the second frame pixel line includes a frame pixel assigned a negative weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TIANMA JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kimura, Yojiro Matsueda
  • Patent number: 10714010
    Abstract: Disclosed are a pixel compensation circuit, a method for driving the same, an organic light-emitting diode display panel, and a display device, and the pixel compensation circuit includes: a threshold compensation module, a storage module, a light-emission control module, a driver transistor, and a light-emitting diode, where the threshold compensation module is configured to provide a control electrode of the driver transistor with voltage of a data signal terminal, and threshold compensation voltage in a data writing stage; the storage module is configured to store the voltage of the control electrode of the driver transistor in the data writing stage and a light-emission stage; and the light-emission control module is configured to connect a second electrode of the driver transistor with the light-emitting diode in the light-emission stage to drive the light-emitting diode connected with the driver transistor to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Liu, Xin Wang, Xiaoping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10713984
    Abstract: An image display control device includes a light source that executes image output to a transmission type screen, the transmission type screen that receives irradiation light from the light source, a control unit that controls at least one of the light source or the transmission type screen, and a control parameter calculation unit that calculates a control parameter defining a control mode of the control unit. The control parameter calculation unit sets, as input information, position information of a viewing user observing an image on the transmission type screen, and setting information of at least one of the light source or the transmission type screen, and on the basis of the input information calculates a control parameter, and outputs the control parameter to the control unit, and the control unit executes control of the light source or the transmission type screen on the basis of the control parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shihhao Wen
  • Patent number: 10712814
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for performing virtual reality simulations using virtual reality systems. In some aspects a method includes the actions of logging user actions in a virtual reality system, wherein the user actions include one or more of (i) a path traveled by user in the virtual reality system, or (ii) user interactions with objects in the virtual reality system; aggregating logged action over a first user and a second user; and deriving modifications to the virtual reality system based at least in part on the aggregated logged actions. The modifications to the VR system can include modifying at least one of (i) appearance of objects shown in the VR system, (ii) floor plan of the VR system, and (iii) location of objects shown in the VR system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Sunny Webb, Matthew Thomas Short, Manish Mehta, Robert Dooley, Grace T. Cheng, Alpana Dubey
  • Patent number: 10714045
    Abstract: A control device is disclosed, the control device configured to control a display module and comprising a judgment module and a storage module, wherein the judgment module is configured to receive a reference voltage and to receive a supply voltage of the display module, and is configured to judge whether the display module is supplied with power or not according to the reference voltage and the supply voltage; and the storage module is connected with the judgment module and is connected with a display screen of the display module, the storage module is configured to store a preset image, and where the display module is supplied with power, the storage module transmits the preset image to the display screen so that the display screen displays the preset image. A control method and a display device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jigang Sun, Pengjun Chen, Hao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10706341
    Abstract: A piece of baggage including a body of the piece of baggage, a display integrated in the body of the piece of baggage and configured as an electronic tag. An indicating area, having flight and personal data required for a flight. The indicating area has a length (A) ranging between 160 and 200 mm and a width (B) ranging between 38 and 60 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: RIMOWA Electronic Tag GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Reh, Dieter Morszeck
  • Patent number: 10705640
    Abstract: A touch panel, a touch display device, and a method for fabricating the touch panel are disclosed. The touch panel comprises: a substrate; a plurality of touch sensing units arranged in an array on the substrate, each of the touch sensing units including a first touch sub-electrode arranged in a first direction, two second touch sub-electrodes arranged on both sides of the first touch sub-electrode and arranged in a second direction, and an electrode slit disposed between each of the second touch sub-electrodes and the first touch sub-electrode; wherein the two second touch sub-electrodes in each of the touch sensing units are electrically connected via at least two first bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Lei Zhang, Zouming Xu, Qitao Zheng, Xiaodong Xie, Guiyu Zhang, Dong Li, Tsungchieh Kuo
  • Patent number: 10705613
    Abstract: Provided is a display device. The display device includes a display panel, a vibration transfer layer, and a touch sensitive element. The vibration transfer layer is disposed under the display panel and has a plurality of openings. The touch sensitive element is disposed under the vibration transfer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Su Ham, Taeheon Kim, YongWoo Lee, Kyungyeol Ryu, YuSeon Kho, MyungJin Lim
  • Patent number: 10706773
    Abstract: A display device includes a display area including a pixel array part, a connection area including a connection terminal part and a bending area including first and second connection lines disposed between the pixel array part and the connection terminal part. Each of the first connection line and the second connection line includes a first layer wiring on a first layer and a second layer wiring on a second layer different from the first layer, the first layer wiring being disposed obliquely and rightward to an extending direction of the first connection line and the second connection line, the second layer wiring being disposed obliquely and leftward to the extending direction and connected to the first layer wiring. The first layer wiring of the first connection line and the second layer wiring of the second connection line are disposed to intersect each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Hanari