Patents Examined by Kent W. Chang
  • 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: 10701488
    Abstract: Described herein is a head-mounted device including an audio system configured to provide a surround sound audio effect. The device may include one or more of a forehead assembly, a rear-head assembly, a set of speakers, a set of straps connecting the forehead assembly to the read-head assembly, and/or other components. The forehead assembly may include one or more speakers. Individual ones of the straps may include one or more speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Meta View, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Beltran, Lin Cong, Eric Bokides
  • Patent number: 10698512
    Abstract: An electrode substrate includes a sensing electrode formed on a glass substrate, a concave/convex pattern formed on the glass substrate, and a protective film formed so as to cover the sensing electrode. The concave/convex pattern is disposed closer to an outer periphery of the glass substrate than the sensing electrode is when seen in a plan view. The protective film is formed so as to cover a part of the glass substrate positioned between the sensing electrode and the concave/convex pattern when seen in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Daisuke Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10699655
    Abstract: A display device, a display panel, a driving method, and a gate driver circuit. Threshold voltage sampling times of driving transistors are changed by varying pulse widths of gate clock signals depending on horizontal lines. Luminance uniformity of the display panel is improved, even in the case in which horizontal line-specific driving voltages have different voltage drops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bonghwan Kim, Wan Sik Lim
  • Patent number: 10698504
    Abstract: A stylus pen that can be used as an input device to a digitizer associated with a computer screen on a computing device, such as a computer, mobile device, tablet, etc. The stylus pen can include an end cap that has multiple pressure thresholds for implementing different user-input commands. To detect the pressure being applied to the end cap, the cap is movable relative to a stylus pen body so as to move a plunger in proximity or contact with a mechanical switch. The mechanical switch is a single-action switch that is converted to a dual-action switch by using the electrical conductivity of the switch to detect an electrical coupling between a plunger and the switch. The electrical coupling can be in the form of a capacitive coupling or a direct electrical connection. Further pressure can be detected through actuation of the mechanical switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Michael Jensen, Flavio Protasio Ribeiro, Gabriel Pirie, Vineet Thuvara
  • Patent number: 10691265
    Abstract: A supplemental surface area allows gesture recognition on outer surfaces of mobile devices. Inputs may be made without visual observance of display devices. Gesture control on outer surfaces permits socially acceptable, inconspicuous interactions without overt manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Kevin Li
  • Patent number: 10691215
    Abstract: An apparatus for manipulating an object includes first and second gesture controllers, each operatively connected to the object and structured and programmed such that, in a first-action active state, each can causes a first action to be carried out on the object by an appropriate first-action gesture made in the gesture controller. Only one of the first and second gesture controllers at any given time is capable of being in the first-action active state, and the first-action active state is transferable between the first and second gesture controllers upon the detecting of a first-action transfer gesture by one of said first gesture controller and said second gesture controller. Specific gesture control apparatus and methods for manipulating an object are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NANOTRONICS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Putman, John B. Putman, Paul Roossin
  • Patent number: 10684714
    Abstract: A display device including a touch display panel, a roller housing, a touch bar, and a panel driver. The touch display panel includes a plurality of pixels and a plurality of touch sensing elements. At least a portion of the touch display panel is rolled around a roller. The roller housing is configured to receive the roller and has an opening configured to receive the touch display panel. The touch bar is disposed between the roller housing and the touch display panel and contacts the touch display panel. The panel driver divides a display portion of the touch display panel into a display area and a non-display area according to positions of touch sensing elements contacting the touch bar. The panel driver deactivates at least a portion of the non-display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taean Seo, Sunho Kim, Youngseok Seo, Junghun Lee, Jinhwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10684692
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods adapt established concepts from natural language processing for use in gesture identification algorithms. A gesture identification system includes sensors, a processor, and a non-transitory processor-readable memory that stores data and/or instructions for performing gesture identification. A gesture identification system may include a wearable gesture identification device. The gesture identification process involves segmenting signals from the sensors into data windows, assigning a respective “window class” to each data window, and identifying a user-performed gesture based on the corresponding sequence of window classes. Each window class exclusively characterizes at least one data window property and is analogous to a “letter” of an alphabet. Under this model, each gesture is analogous to a “word” made up of a particular combination of window classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Pedram Ataee
  • Patent number: 10685593
    Abstract: A pixel driving circuit is provided. The pixel driving circuit comprises a reset module, a compensation module and light emitting module, wherein the reset module is configured to transmit a data signal to the compensation module to reset the compensation module under controlling of a first driving signal, the compensation module is configured to write the data signal to compensate a threshold voltage under controlling of a second driving signal, and the light emitting module is configured to emit light under controlling of a third driving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Xin Zhang, Juncheng Xiao, Yanqing Guan, Chao Tian
  • Patent number: 10685591
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a display device including: a display panel including a display surface displaying an image; and a morphing driver disposed at an opposite side of the display surface of the display panel and physically controlling a height of the display surface in a first direction which is substantially perpendicular to the display surface according to depth information of input image data, wherein the morphing driver comprises at least one among a piezoelectric film, an electroactive polymer, and a magnetic generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ja Hun Koo, Hak Sun Kim, Kyung-Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10684707
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device to provide a technique that enables a user to easily specify an application as an operation target, the display control device including: an output control unit configured to control an output unit so as to display a display object associated with one application or each of multiple applications; an action detection unit configured to detect a finger pointing direction of a user; and an application selection unit configured to select an application as an operation target based on the display object associated with the one application or each of the multiple applications and the finger pointing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Hyodo, Kuniaki Torii, Ryo Fukazawa, Naoyuki Sato, Koichi Kawasaki, Akihiko Izumi
  • Patent number: 10678361
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch circuit, a touch array circuit and a method for driving the same, and a display panel. The touch circuit includes: a first resistor, a second resistor, a control sub-circuit, a third resistor, a strain resistor and a Hall element. The first resistor is connected to a first scanning signal terminal, the control sub-circuit, the second resistor and the Hall element. The second resistor is further connected to a first level terminal and the third resistor. The control sub-circuit is further connected to the strain resistor and a second scanning signal terminal. The strain resistor is further connected to the third resistor and the Hall element. The Hall element is further connected to an inductive voltage output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kan Zhang, Bin Zhang, Dianzheng Dong, Qiang Zhang, Pengming Chen, Yu Xie, Guangxing Wang
  • Patent number: 10679573
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a pixel structure, including a reflective layer, a reflective electrode, a flexible electrode and a bottom electrode sequentially disposed along a direction of incident light. An optical resonant cavity is formed between the reflective layer and the reflective electrode, the reflective layer and the flexible electrode are connected to each other; and a first voltage is loaded between the reflective electrode and the flexible electrode, and a second voltage is loaded between the flexible electrode and the bottom electrode; depending on at least one of changes of the first voltage and the second voltage, the flexible electrode deforms along the direction of incident light, and drives the reflective layer to move along the direction of incident light. The present disclosure also discloses a display substrate and a control method thereof and a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lianjie Qu, Zhidong Wang, Hebin Zhao, Yun Qiu, Weiwei Tong, Ning Jia
  • Patent number: 10672353
    Abstract: A method of driving a display device includes receiving a reference clock signal and frequency determination data to determine a pixel driving clock frequency and generate a pixel driving clock signal, generating and outputting a gate driving clock signal according to the pixel driving clock frequency, and outputting a driving voltage according to the pixel driving clock frequency. The driving voltage increases as the pixel driving clock frequency increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongkyu Kim, Poyun Park, Yujin Kim, Jimyoung Seo, Gwangsoo Ahn
  • Patent number: 10671274
    Abstract: A medical image display apparatus includes: a touch screen that displays a medical image and detects a touch position touched by a user; and a hardware processor that controls to display a marker on the medical image at a position separated from the touch position detected on the touch screen by a separation distance, wherein the hardware processor sets a reference point on the medical image, calculates a rotation angle of the touch position with respect to the reference point as a center, sets a position separated from the touch position by the separation distance in a direction corresponding to the rotation angle as a trace position, and controls to display the marker at the trace position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yukiko Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10671203
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus that can prevent invoking of unintended functions in gesture operation. The apparatus displays gesture functions executable by movement of touch position, and when movement of touch position satisfies a first condition, confirms executable gesture functions to display confirmed functions. When the movement of touch position satisfies a second condition after the confirmation, the apparatus cancels the confirmation. When the touch input is released in the confirmed state, the apparatus executes the confirmed functions, and when the touch input is released in the canceled state, control does not execute gesture functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hada
  • Patent number: 10672344
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical compensation system comprising a user terminal device, and a display device for obtaining luminance data and color coordinates data by the use of user terminal device, and generating compensation data for compensating a deterioration of an organic light emitting diode based on obtained luminance data and color coordinates data and storing the compensation data, whereby it enables an optical compensation even after shipment of products, and it provides high-definition viewing quality to a user for a long time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyung-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10664096
    Abstract: A detection apparatus includes a substrate, a plurality of first electrodes provided on the substrate, a first selection circuit provided on the substrate, the first selection circuit including a plurality of first input terminals that receive a first control signal supplied from an outside and a plurality of first output terminals that output a first selection signal based on the first control signal, and a second selection circuit provided on the substrate, the second selection circuit including a plurality of second input terminals that receive a second control signal supplied from the outside and a plurality of second output terminals that output a second selection signal based on the second control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshinori Uehara, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 10663778
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a liquid crystal display and a display device. A plurality of photosensitive detectors is arranged in the frame region of the liquid crystal display panel. Light intensity distribution in the display region is estimated by a light intensity estimation module based on the light intensity detected by each photosensitive detector. Light intensity in a position corresponding to each light emitting pixel of the backlight source is determined based on the light intensity distribution in the display region estimated by the light intensity estimation module. Depending on the determined light intensity in a position corresponding to each light emitting pixel of the backlight source, luminance of the light emitting pixel in this corresponding position is controlled by a backlight driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengqi Zhou, Hong Wang, Yifang Chu, Chulgyu Jung, Shou Li