Patents Examined by Kirk W Hermann
  • Patent number: 11023047
    Abstract: An electrostatic slide clutch comprises first and second sheet electrodes, a dielectric layer, and a drive circuit. The dielectric layer is arranged between the first and second sheet electrodes. The drive circuit is coupled electrically to the first sheet electrode and to the second sheet electrode and configured to move a variable amount of charge bidirectionally between the first and second sheet electrodes, to influence a normal force between the first and second sheet electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: James David Holbery, Siyuan Ma, Sang Ho Yoon
  • Patent number: 11016578
    Abstract: A method, electronic device, and system for remote text input in the electronic device are provided. A display signal may be outputted in the electronic device, displaying a text field for inputting text (e.g., by the user of the electronic device). A request for text input may be sent from the electronic device to another device (e.g., a communication device) which may be addressed by an identifier of the other device (e.g., a SIM of the communication device). The electronic device may then receive the requested text input from the other device (e.g., once the user of the other device enters the requested text).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Guy Papstein
  • Patent number: 11019389
    Abstract: An enhanced viewing device may move with a user as the user moves around the room. An amount of movement associated with the enhanced viewing device may be determined. Based on the amount of movement, an enhanced viewing experience may be determined and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 11010762
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authentication code entry in touch-sensitive screen enabled devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for entering data to a data entry device comprising at least one computer processor and a touch-sensitive screen may include (1) the touch-sensitive screen sensing a first input comprising at least one finger touch; (2) the touch-sensitive screen sensing a release of the first input; (3) the at least one computer processor determining a first number of finger touches in the first input; and (4) the at least one computer processor using the first number of finger touches to identify a first portion of an authentication code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Hajimusa, Glen Robson, Davey Faoro
  • Patent number: 10997943
    Abstract: A portable compute case for eyewear devices may include a wireless transceiver and a computation component that includes at least one processor. The portable compute case may be configured to house an eyewear device; establish, using the wireless transceiver, a communicative connection between the portable compute case and the eyewear device; generate, using the computation component, processed sensor data; and transmit, using the wireless transceiver, the processed sensor data to the eyewear device for display by the eyewear device. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Tao, Dong Yang, Samvit Monga
  • Patent number: 10991286
    Abstract: A projector includes a liquid crystal panel including a predetermined pixel, a light path shifting element changing a light path of light emitted via the predetermined pixel so that a first region in a display surface in a first unit period and a second region in the display surface in a second unit period partially overlap, and a control unit displaying an image corresponding to a first pixel information on the predetermined pixel in one subfield period within the first unit period, displaying an image corresponding to a second pixel information on the predetermined pixel in another subfield period within the first unit period, displaying an image corresponding to the second pixel information on the predetermined pixel in one subfield period within the second unit period, and displaying an image corresponding to a third pixel information on the predetermined pixel in another subfield period of the second unit period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hosaka
  • Patent number: 10991297
    Abstract: Provided is a display device. The display device includes a display to display an image, a processor to control the display to display a predetermined image, a power supplier to generate a direct current (DC) power by receiving an alternating current (AC) power, and supply the generated DC power to each of the display and the processor, and a sensor to output a sensing signal corresponding to whether the AC power is input, and the display stops an image display operation according to the sensing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-joo Lee, Sung-yong Joo, Jeong-il Kang
  • Patent number: 10990842
    Abstract: A display arranged over a fingerprint sensor according to an embodiment of the disclosure may include a cover glass, a display panel arranged below the cover glass, a first driver that applies a signal to a first pixel group arranged in a first area corresponding to the fingerprint sensor on the display panel, a second driver that applies a signal to a second pixel group arranged in a second area that does not overlap the first area on the display panel, and a controller that causes the first driver to apply an enable signal to the first pixel group to enable the first driver to emit light when a finger touches a fingerprint sensing area corresponding to the fingerprint sensor on the cover glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Su Yeon Kim, Sang Seob Kim, Kwang Tai Kim, Ju Yeong Lee, Hyun Ju Hong
  • Patent number: 10984732
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display with an array of pixels configured to display images for a user. The electronic device may have an ambient light sensor for gathering ambient light information. The ambient light sensor may be at least partially covered by the display. The ambient light sensor may be switched into use during blanking periods when a portion of the display overlapping with the display is temporarily turned off. The ambient light sensor may include a photodetector, a first stage with an amplifier, first and second capacitors selectively coupled across the amplifier, and a second accumulation stage. During blanking time, the first capacitor may integrate photodetector current. During non-blanking, the charge stored in the first capacitor may be transferred to the second accumulation stage while the second capacitor applies an offset voltage to the photodetector to prevent undesired charge injection into the photodetector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dong Zheng, Ali Motamed, Anand K. Chamakura
  • Patent number: 10984744
    Abstract: To prevent a decrease in display quality caused when a display apparatus performs pause driving. One end of the n-th scanning signal line (GLn) is connected to the n-th stage circuit (UCn) of a driver circuit. The other end of the n-th scanning signal line is connected to a waveform adjusting circuit (HKn) which adjusts the waveform of the pulse signal of the n-th scanning signal line (GLn) by using a clock signal (CKA) and the pulse signal of the m-th scanning signal line (GLn?1) scanned prior to the n-th scanning signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yohei Takeuchi, Takuya Watanabe, Akira Tagawa, Yasuaki Iwase, Jun Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10984703
    Abstract: To provide a semiconductor device or display system. To provide a semiconductor device or display system that can display stereoscopic images. A signal generation unit has a function of, with the use of artificial intelligence, obtaining information on a scene of an image and information on a depth of the image and correcting image data on the basis of the information so that a stereoscopic effect is emphasized. An image signal obtained by the correction of the image data is supplied to a display unit, so that a stereoscopic image can be displayed on a display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Iwaki, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10976837
    Abstract: A user input passive device for interaction with a touchscreen of an interactive display device includes a housing including: a conductive shell and a non-conductive supporting surface coupled to the conductive shell. The user input further includes an impedance circuit having a desired impedance at a desired frequency, a first conductive plate mounted on the non-conductive supporting surface, electrically isolated from the conductive shell, and a second conductive plate mounted on the non-conductive supporting surface, electrically isolated from the conductive shell and the first conductive plate. The first terminal of the impedance circuit is coupled to the first conductive plate and a second terminal of the impedance circuit is coupled to the second conductive plate. When the user input passive device is used with the touchscreen, a perimeter of the conductive shell, and the first and second conductive plates are in close proximity to an interactive surface of the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Richard Stuart Seger, Jr., Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Gerald Dale Morrison, Timothy W. Markison, Michael Shawn Gray, Garry Joel Baum
  • Patent number: 10960641
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an integrated multilayer structure for sensing applications, including obtaining at least one film including a sensing area; arranging the at least one film with reactance sensing electronics for sensing of one or more selected target quantities or qualities and conversion thereof into representative electrical signals, said sensing electronics including at least one sensing element and an electrical connection configured to connect the sensing element to an associated control circuitry; and molding or casting, and configuring, at least one plastic layer so that the plastic layer defines an integrated, intermediate layer between the sensing electronics and the sensing area and that the sensing area is superimposed with the sensing element of the sensing electronics, wherein it is further provided at least one physical feature to locally reduce the electrical distance between the sensing area and the sensing element to improve the associated sensing sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Vinski Bräysy, Anne Isohätälä, Jarmo Sääski, Tomi Simula
  • Patent number: 10963082
    Abstract: Touch panels and touch display devices are provided. The touch panel includes a plurality of first touch electrode patterns, the first touch electrode patterns comprise a plurality of first touch units and a connection unit for connecting adjacent first touch units. A plurality of second touch electrode patterns are insulated from and intersected with the first touch electrode patterns. The second touch electrode pattern comprises a plurality of second touch units and at least one bridge unit for connecting adjacent second touch units. The bridge unit includes at least two metal bridges having a hollow-out pattern, and a connection portion connecting the at least two metal bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KunShan Go-Visionox Opto-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuai Lin, Zhihua Zhang, Xiangqian Wang
  • Patent number: 10965898
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present application disclose a backlight source control method of a display device, the display device and a storage medium. The method includes: determining a display subregion corresponding to a backlight source to be turned off; determining a first backlight source brightness value of an adjacent display subregion of the display subregion corresponding to the backlight source to be turned off; lowering the first backlight source brightness value to obtain a second backlight source brightness value; and setting the backlight source brightness value corresponding to the adjacent display subregion to be the second backlight source brightness value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Hisense Visual Technology Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia Yang, Yuxin Zhang, Shunming Huang
  • Patent number: 10956030
    Abstract: The disclosure is a method and device for drawing a figure in correspondence to an input made with a first input tool and a second input tool to the terminal including an input unit capable of detecting physical touch and electrical input includes detecting a touch input made with the first and second input tools to the input unit; displaying at least one line movable according to contact points of the detected input on a display unit of the terminal; receiving a selection command based on the electrical input made with at least one of the first and second input tools; and displaying one of the at least one line as the line of which at least one of length and direction is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaemyoung Lee, Saegee Oh, Jinyoung Jeon, Hyunmi Park
  • Patent number: 10955959
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus, and user equipment. The method comprises: determining shape related information of a deformable touch sensing surface, where the shape related information corresponds to a first shape of the deformable touch sensing surface after a folding deformation; determining multiple effective interaction areas on the deformable touch sensing surface at least according to the shape related information, where the multiple effective interaction areas meet the following conditions: in nonadjacent positions on the deformable touch sensing surface, and adjacent in a spatial position in the first shape; and using the multiple effective interaction areas as an interaction area at least according to a first relative position of the multiple effective interaction areas in the spatial position in the first shape to provide a touch sensing interface to at least one interaction object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Ran Xu
  • Patent number: 10955962
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch panel with a touch area and a command button and includes an independent input mode and a dual input mode. In addition, a control method of an electronic device includes steps of: receiving touch data; determining whether the dual input mode needs to be executed or not, according to the touch data, executing the dual input mode when the dual input mode is determined to be executed, and executing the independent input mode when the dual input mode is not determined to be executed; and determining whether the touch panel is operated within a preset time or not, after executing the dual input mode, considering the touch data as a gesture input when the touch panel is determined as being used within a preset time, and switching to the independent input mode if not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Ya-Ting Chen, Hung-Yi Lin, Yao-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10956017
    Abstract: A mobile terminal having a circle type display and a method for controlling the same is disclosed herein. A scroll bar is provided at an edge of the circle type display in response to a user input. The user may control the mobile terminal and the circle type display through touch inputs on the scroll bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seonmi Lee, Sijin Lim, Yeonkyung Kim, Eunjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10957755
    Abstract: A display panel and an OLED display device using the same are disclosed. The display panel includes an active region including data lines, gate lines crossing the data lines, and pixels arranged in a matrix, and a shift register arranged distributively in the active region and configured to supply a gate pulse to the gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Hyo Han, Ki-Min Son, Kil-Hwan Oh, Hae-Jin Park, Kyung-Min Kim