Patents Examined by Kwin Xie
  • Patent number: 10446112
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display mounted in a housing. The display may have an array of pixels that form an active area and may have an inactive area that runs along an edge of the active area. An opaque layer may be formed on an inner surface of a display cover layer in the inactive area of the display or may be formed on another transparent layer in the electronic device. An ambient light sensor window may be formed from the opening and may be aligned with color ambient light sensor. The ambient light sensor may have an integrated circuit with an array of photodetectors and may have a color filter layer forming a corresponding array of thin-film interference color filters with different respective pass bands. The color filter layer may have a shared dielectric stack and multiple color-filter-specific dielectric stacks on the shared dielectric stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tingjun Xu, Ove Lyngnes, Avery P. Yuen, Xianwei Zhao, Sunggu Kang, John Z. Zhong
  • Patent number: 10429967
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a liquid crystal display (LCD) device, and particularly, to an in-cell touch type LCD device, and a method for driving capable of preventing deterioration of picture quality and enhancing touch sensitivity, by dividing a touch block in a spatial manner, not in a time manner. The in-cell touch type liquid crystal display (LCD) device, includes: an LCD panel including a first touch block and a second touch block having a plurality of gate lines and common lines; a gate driver for applying high-potential gate driving signals to the gate lines of the first touch block; a common voltage generator for supplying common voltages (Vcom) of first and second waveforms, to the common lines of the first and second touch blocks, respectively; and a touch detection circuit for detecting a touched position on the LCD panel through the second waveform common voltages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeongHo Cho, CheonKee Shin, KyungSeok Kim
  • Patent number: 10379577
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic device are provided. With the method and the electronic device, a sensing parameter generated in response to a deformation of the electronic device is acquired with a sensing component, the sensing parameter is processed, and it is acquired a processing result indicating a deformation state of a deformable portion of the electronic device during a deformation of the electronic device, the controllable component located on the second surface of the electronic device is activated and an operating mode corresponding to the controllable component is started up in a case where the processing result indicates that the deformation state of the deformable portion is the predetermined state. The deformable portion includes a deformation supporting component and a supporting portion of the flexible display screen corresponding to the deformation supporting component, the flexible display screen is located on the first surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jihun Yeom
  • Patent number: 10372273
    Abstract: A self-capacitive touch device includes a transparent substrate, multiple sensing electrodes and multiple trace lines. The sensing electrodes are alternately disposed on the transparent substrate, and each of the sensing units has a polygonal planar contour having M sides, where M is a positive integer equal to or greater than 4. A side of each of the sensing electrodes corresponds to sides of at least two of the remaining sensing electrodes. The trace lines are electrically connected to the sensing electrodes in a way that a part of segments of the trace lines are disposed in an active region of the self-capacitive touch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ILI TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Peng-Yun Ding, Ping-Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10354598
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for controlling a display and transmitting video content. The method includes determining, by processing circuitry, a blinking frequency to be used during presentation of video content for a light source of a display. The processing circuitry sets the blinking frequency for the light source of the display based on the determined blinking frequency. Further, the processing circuitry controls the light source of the display to blink according to the set blinking frequency while the video content is presented on the display. The light source is configured to illuminate a separate display panel or to emit light that form images of the video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10345857
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic device are provided. With the method and the electronic device, a sensing parameter generated in response to a deformation of the electronic device is acquired with a sensing component, the sensing parameter is processed, and it is acquired a processing result indicating a deformation state of a deformable portion of the electronic device during a deformation of the electronic device, the controllable component located on the second surface of the electronic device is activated and an operating mode corresponding to the controllable component is started up in a case where the processing result indicates that the deformation state of the deformable portion is the predetermined state. The deformable portion includes a deformation supporting component and a supporting portion of the flexible display screen corresponding to the deformation supporting component, the flexible display screen is located on the first surface of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jihun Yeom
  • Patent number: 10325541
    Abstract: Large-format display systems having color pixels and white pixels are disclosed. In an embodiment, the system includes a video camera, a video processor, and a large-format display that includes the color pixels and the white pixels. The video processor processes the video signal from the video camera, but the video processor does not perform a white-to-RGB conversion. Instead, the information for the white pixels is sent directly to the large-format display to form the color display image. A viewer's visual system performs the white-to-RGB conversion when viewing the color display image. A method of forming the color display image using color pixels and white pixels is also disclosed. Methods of performing color matching using the color pixels and white pixels are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeremy Hochman, Robbie Thielemans
  • Patent number: 10318033
    Abstract: The present application discloses a touch substrate including a base substrate; a transparent touch electrode layer on the base substrate; and an anti-reflective layer on a side of the transparent touch electrode layer distal to the base substrate. The anti-reflective layer includes a first sub-layer on a side of the transparent touch electrode layer distal to the base substrate; a second sub-layer on a side of the first sub-layer distal to the transparent touch electrode layer; and a third sub-layer on a side of the second sub-layer distal to the first sub-layer. The first sub-layer, the second sub-layer, and the third sub-layer are laminated together. The second sub-layer has a refractive index greater than those of the first sub-layer and the third sub-layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINXHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiawei Xu, Lei Zhang, Tsung Chieh Kuo, Wenjin Fan, Chaoke Zhang
  • Patent number: 10311796
    Abstract: Provided are a scan driving circuit and a display device. Each driving unit comprises a first signal input end receiving a trigger signal or a former stage scan signal, a second signal input end receiving a latter stage scan signal, a first signal output end and a second signal output end connected to a multiplexing circuit; each multiplexing unit comprises a first signal receiving end and a second signal receiving end respectively connected to the first signal output end and the second signal output end, a third signal receiving end receiving the former stage scan signal, a fourth signal receiving end receiving the latter stage scan signal, a fifth signal receiving end receiving a clock signal, a scan signal output end outputting a scan signal for simplifying the circuit and saving the space, which is beneficial for the narrow frame design of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Longqiang Shi
  • Patent number: 10304361
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a display device and a method of controlling the same, dedicated spectacles and a display system, thereby enabling switching between secrecy display and normal display. The display device comprises a display panel, in which two adjacent sub-pixels located in the same row are configured to display different image information, and which only displays one image of information when in a first display state displays at least two images of information when in a second display state; the display device further comprises a control panel located at a light exit side of the display panel and comprises first regions and second regions which are alternately arranged and is configured so that when the display panel is in the second display state, a polarization direction of light emitted from the display panel after passing through the first regions is different from that of light emitted from the display panel after the light passes through the second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yufan Du
  • Patent number: 10282081
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for further implementing a virtual screen which interworks with a screen of a terminal is provided. The method preferably includes determining a virtual screen which interworks with a screen of the terminal, providing the screen of the terminal and the determined virtual screen together, and displaying an operation according to touch input on the provided virtual screen on the virtual screen and the screen of the terminal, which interworks with the virtual screen. The virtual screen can be overlaid on a software screen and can further visually distinguish the virtual screen from the main screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan-Hyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10248282
    Abstract: A multi-display device is adapted to be dockable or otherwise associatable with an additional device. In accordance with one exemplary embodiment, the multi-display device is dockable with a smartpad. The exemplary smartpad can include a screen, a touch sensitive display, a configurable area, a gesture capture region(s) and a camera. The smartpad can also include a port adapted to receive the device. The exemplary smartpad is able to cooperate with the device such that information displayable on the device is also displayable on the smartpad. Furthermore, any one or more of the functions on the device are extendable to the smartpad, with the smartpad capable of acting as an input/output interface or extension of the smartpad. Therefore, for example, information from one or more of the displays on the multi-screen device is displayable on the smartpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl, John Steven Visosky, Alexander de Paz
  • Patent number: 10248217
    Abstract: The present invention provides a motion detecting system, which includes a light source module, a plurality of image sensors and a control unit. The light source module illuminates at least one object. The image sensors respectively detect the object under the light emitted by the light source module to generate a plurality of detection results. The control unit is coupled to the image sensors, and generates a control command according to the detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Ting-Yang Chang, Yen-Min Chang, Nien-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 10241565
    Abstract: In response to receiving a captured user image while the output image is being displayed to the user, display of the output image is controlled so as to reflect characteristics of the user that is determined based on the captured user image and a user instruction that is recognized based on the captured user image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Fumiyo Kojima, Takahiro Yagishita, Masaya Katoh
  • Patent number: 10242633
    Abstract: A display panel includes gate lines, data lines, and pixels. The gate lines extend in a first direction and include first and second gate lines adjacent to each other. The data lines extend in a second direction crossing the first direction and include first to third data lines. Each of the pixels is connected to one of the gate lines and one of the data lines. The first data line is connected to at least a first any one of a second plurality of pixels in a first pixel column of the pixels. The second data line is connected to at least a first any one of a first plurality of pixels in the first pixel column. The third data line is connected to at least a second any one of the first plurality of pixels and at least a second any one of the second plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se-Hyuk Park, Byung-Sun Kim, Cheol-Woo Park, Jae-Hyun Cho, Bon-Seog Gu, Hong-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10241588
    Abstract: A method and system may be used to provide a user interface allowing a user to identify electronic devices by placing bounding boxes on a video of scene. The bounding boxes may identify one or more electronic devices. Coordinates of the bounding boxes may be stored to allow determining when a user is gesturing towards one of the bounding boxes. The coordinates of the bounding boxes may be updated by a computer vision process that determines whether one or more electronic devices have been moved. When it is detected that a user is gesturing towards a bounding box, an electronic device associated with the bounding box may be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Piccolo Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Marlon Misra, Neil Raina
  • Patent number: 10210821
    Abstract: A light source apparatus includes: a light-emitting unit having a plurality of light-emitting diodes having mutually different light emission colors; a setting unit configured to seta drive mode; and a control unit configured to drive the light-emitting unit in such that each of the plurality of light-emitting diodes emits light periodically, by a drive method corresponding to the drive mode set by the setting unit, wherein in a case where the light-emitting unit is lit with a predetermined light emission brightness, in a light-emitting diode from among the plurality of light-emitting diodes, a drive current value during a lighting period is lower and a lighting period during one cycle is longer in a second drive mode than those in a first drive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masanao Kurita
  • Patent number: 10203776
    Abstract: A mouse with interchange capability includes a mouse body, a circuit board, an interchangeable module and a button module. The mouse body has an accommodating space, and the circuit board is disposed within the accommodating space. The interchangeable module is coupled to the circuit board. The button module is disposed on the mouse body and vertically movable. The button module has a trigger that activates the interchangeable module when the button module is clicked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yi-Shun Chen
  • Patent number: 10198118
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for controlling an operation of an electronic device. The electronic device includes a touchscreen and a processor. The processor may be configured to determine a pocket reception state based on a touch movement direction and a movement direction of the electronic device. The processor can also process an operation corresponding to the pocket reception state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyung-Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10180739
    Abstract: An input device having sufficient countermeasure against static electricity is disclosed. The input device includes a touch pad as an operation-input part that is movably supported above a metal base plate. The operation-input part includes a pad plate to receive an input operation, a board plate stacked below the pad plate to detect an input operation to the pad plate, and a resin housing plate stacked below the board plate. The base plate has an upper face, on which a protruding piece is disposed so as to be inserted between the board plate and the housing plate and come into contact with a ground line as a conductive part provided at the board plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Masahiro Kitamura, Mitsuo Horiuchi