Patents Examined by Kimnhung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9626038
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that includes an electromagnetic sensing unit to sense an electromagnetic field. The apparatus also includes a shielding layer to shield at least a portion of the electromagnetic field, the shielding layer including a magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yu-Sheop Lee, Joo-Hoon Lee, Sun-Tae Jung
  • Patent number: 9619080
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a display, a touch panel, an input receiving module and a threshold value correcting module. The touch panel is configured to be superimposed on the display. The input receiving module is configured to receive an input through the touch panel. The threshold value correcting module is configured to correct a threshold value which determines whether or not a touch is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hideko Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 9606625
    Abstract: A device includes a flexible component, such as a display and a rigid component coupled to the flexible component. An input circuit coupled to the flexible component can detect deformation of the flexible component. A response module can provide haptic feedback or another response based on the deformation. In some devices, the rigid component can be made of rigid members attached by a flexible connection and coupled to a motor. The flexible connection can be altered by the motor to cause the flexible component to deform from one state to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Danny Grant, Yiting Wang
  • Patent number: 9601048
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including a luminance information generating unit that generates fourth luminance information, which becomes the basis of luminance of a fourth pixel, on the basis of variation characteristics with the passage of time regarding light-emission luminance in the fourth pixel of a display unit including a first pixel, a second pixel, and a third pixel which emit three basic color light beams, and the fourth pixel that emits a non-basic color light beam, and first luminance information, second luminance information, and third luminance information which correspond to the first pixel, the second pixel, and the third pixel, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Yano, Yasuo Inoue, Yohei Funatsu
  • Patent number: 9595238
    Abstract: An electronic device, a cover of the electronic device, and a method of performing a function in the electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display unit configured to display information and a controller configured to detect whether a display screen is covered with one or more parts a cover covering the display unit, and to perform a predetermined function if the display screen is covered with the one or more parts of the cover. Another embodiment may be implemented at any amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Joon Won
  • Patent number: 9582093
    Abstract: A passive pen includes a pen body, and a tip disposed at a first end of the pen body. The tip capacitively couples to the pen body, and the capacitive coupling is configured to change the tip from a first ground mass state to a second ground mass state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Vandermeijden, Christopher Weber, Doug Krumpelman, Jeffrey Small
  • Patent number: 9582092
    Abstract: A processing system includes a sensor module and a determination module. The sensor module includes sensor circuitry coupled to transmitter electrodes and receiver electrodes. The sensor module is configured to transmit transmitter signals with the transmitter electrodes and receive resulting signals with the receiver electrodes. The determination module is configured to determine a presence of a passive pen in a sensing region using the resulting signals, determine a current ground mass state of the passive pen based on the resulting signals, and report, based on the current ground mass state, ground mass state information of the passive pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Tom Vandermeijden
  • Patent number: 9570011
    Abstract: A source driver IC chip, designed to prevent flicker in images displayed on a display panel while suppressing power consumption and heat generation, includes: a reference gradation voltage generating part (220) configured to generate a reference gradation voltage based on a first or second gamma characteristic of the display panel, using first and second power supply voltages (VH) and (VL) inputted through first and second external terminals (PA2, PA3); and a third external terminal (PA4) for externally outputting said reference gradation voltage. The source driver IC chip further includes first and second gradation voltage generating parts configured to generate first and second gradation voltages respectively, using a reference gradation voltage based on a first gamma characteristic inputted through a fourth external terminal and a reference gradation voltage having a second gamma characteristic inputted through a fifth external terminal respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Shiibayashi, Koji Higuchi, Atsushi Hirama
  • Patent number: 9569991
    Abstract: Checking failures in transistors including driving transistors, switching transistors, and sampling transistors before light emitting elements are formed in a display device. I-V characteristics including threshold voltage of the driving transistor 10C in one pixel circuit can be detected. In a pixel circuit, the sampling transistor 10A and switching transistor 10D are made conductive and the signal potential is given to the gate electrode of the driving transistor 10C from the signal line DTCm. At this time, the current which flows between the drain electrode and source electrode of driving transistor 10C flows through the switching transistor 10D and a reference potential line Vref_r to a test point, and is measured by a current measuring device connected to the test point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Global OLED Technology LLC
    Inventors: Yuichi Maekawa, Koichi Miwa
  • Patent number: 9563320
    Abstract: Provided is a flexible display apparatus. A shape deformation sensor is formed in at least one of a first plurality of connection lines of a flexible display panel and a second plurality of connection lines of a touch screen panel. The shape deformation sensor is configured to sense a shape deformation of the flexible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ga-eun Lee, Yong-jun Lim, Kyung-wan Park, Shi-yun Cho
  • Patent number: 9557849
    Abstract: A touch panel is provided including at least one first electrode pattern including a plurality of electrode lines arranged in a first direction; and at least one second electrode pattern including a plurality of second electrode lines arranged in a second direction to crossing the first direction; with each of the first and second electrode patterns including a center electrode line and two electrode lines positioned on a side of the center electrode line, with a first space separating the center electrode line from one of the two electrode lines, with a second space separating the one of the two electrode lines from the other of the two electrode lines, and with the first space being different from the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Kyoon Han, Sung-Soo Park, Myeong-Sil Park
  • Patent number: 9552064
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for optical sensing and tracking of eye movement. In one aspect, a device for obtaining a user's eye dynamics data includes a display screen to present at least one content. The device includes an eye sensing module to obtain the user's eye dynamics data including the user's eye movement while presenting to the user the at least one content on the display screen. The device includes a processor in communication with the eye sensing module. The processor can determine the user's reaction to the at least one content presented on the display screen based at least partly on the obtained user's eye dynamics data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen Huiding Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi He, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 9551916
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing integrated and adjustable image projection with auto-image correction in electronic devices using an in-facing or world-facing image projector are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes an electronic device including: a lid; a base including a hinge coupling the lid with the base; and an image projection subsystem including an image projector installed in the lid, the image projector being configured to produce a projected image that is projected onto a projection surface, the angle of the projection being adjustable by adjusting the angle of the lid relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksander Magi, Hormuzd M. Khosravi, Vivek M. Paranjape, Wah Yiu Kwong, Duane G. Quiet, Arunima Kashyap
  • Patent number: 9547172
    Abstract: A heads up display system includes a computer that is programmed to receive data from one or more sources in a vehicle. The computer is further programmed to identify respective subsets of the data to be provided to respective ones of a plurality of display devices, and to provide the respective subsets of the data to the respective display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Thomas Remillard, Anthony Gerald King, Jeff Allen Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9547392
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes entering, via a controller controlling a camera of the mobile terminal, a camera photograph mode; determining, via the controller of the mobile terminal, a position of a first pointer contacting a touchscreen in the camera photograph mode and whether the first pointer is in a first state or a second state when the first pointer is located in a preset region on the touchscreen; ignoring a touch input through the pointer, when the first pointer is determined as being in the first state; and performing a function corresponding to the touch input through the pointer, when the first pointer is determined as being in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changgeol Yoon, Eunsuk Kang, Jungju Park
  • Patent number: 9547383
    Abstract: A touch panel including a substrate, plural first electrode strings, plural second electrode strings, plural insulating patterns, and plural first optical matching patterns is provided. The substrate has plural bridge areas and a non-bridge area connected to the bridge areas. The first electrode strings and the second electrode strings are disposed on the substrate and staggered in the bridge areas. The insulating patterns are located in the bridge areas, and each of the insulating patterns is located between one of the first electrode strings and a corresponding second electrode string respectively. Each of the first optical matching patterns is located in one of the bridge areas respectively and located between a corresponding first electrode string and a corresponding second electrode string. Each of the insulating patterns is respectively disposed on a surface of one of the first optical matching patterns facing away from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: CANDO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wen-Chen Lee, Chia-Ming Yeh, Wan-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 9542901
    Abstract: A display device includes a display substrate, on which a display area and a non-display area are defined, a plurality of gate lines arranged in the display area to extend in a first direction, a gate driving unit including a plurality of stages which outputs gate signals to the plurality of gate lines, and a plurality of pixel rows disposed in the display area and connected to the plurality of gate lines, where a driving area and an electrode area are defined in the display area between two adjacent pixel rows in a second direction among the plurality of pixel rows, at least a part of the plurality of stages is disposed in the driving area, and a compensation electrode is disposed in the electrode area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Ho Kim, Kee Bum Park
  • Patent number: 9542888
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display apparatus includes a plurality of semiconductor layers, a first insulation film, a first conductive layer, a second insulation film and a display element includes a second conductive layer. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer are opposed to each other to form a capacitance unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Omata, Hiroyuki Kimura, Makoto Shibusawa, Hiroshi Tabatake
  • Patent number: 9536468
    Abstract: There is provided an active matrix EL display device that can display a clear multi gray-scale color display to reduce the shift in the potential caused by the potential drop due to the wiring resistance of a power source supply line, in order to decrease the unevenness in a display region. A plurality of drawing out ports of the power source supply line are arranged. Further, in the wiring resistance between the external input terminal and the pixel portion power source supply line, potential compensation is performed by supplying potential to the power source supply line by a feedback amplifier. Further, in addition to above structure, the power source supply line may be arranged in a matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Koyama, Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 9535551
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mutual capacitance touch sensitive sensing method, including: sequentially charging multiple driving electrode sets and detecting the electrical change of multiple sensing electrodes; sequentially charging multiple driving electrodes in a driving electrode set and detecting the electrical change of the sensing electrodes when the electrical change of at least one of the sensing electrodes is detected while driving the driving electrode set; and determining the touch location according to the detected electrical change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: APEX MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY CORP., IMAGINATION BROADWAY LTD.
    Inventors: Shang-Li Lee, Zong-Bin Liao