Patents Examined by LaTanya Bibbins
  • Patent number: 11016581
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable a docking station to provide various capabilities. In some examples, the docking station includes a sidewall at least partially defining a cavity, a charge module configured to charge a digital pen positioned within the cavity, and an authentication module configured to associate a digital pen with one or more user settings such that the digital pen is configured to operate in accordance with the user settings. Examples of the disclosure enable one or more digital pens to be placed in or retrieved from the docking station in a user-friendly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Bernard Jacobs, Bryan Anthony Sparks, Kae-Ling Jacquline Gurr, Chad Michael Roberts
  • Patent number: 10942696
    Abstract: A computing system is provided, including a first display device having a first hardware configuration including a first display and a second display device having a second hardware configuration different from the first hardware configuration and including a second display. The computing system may further include a processor configured to receive an input including instructions to launch an application program on the first display device. The application program may include application program hardware specifications indicating hardware used by the application program. Based on the first hardware configuration, the second hardware configuration, and the application program hardware specifications, the processor may be further configured to determine that the second hardware configuration matches the application program hardware specifications more closely than the first hardware configuration. The processor may be further configured to launch the application program on the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Michael Sadak, Mario Emmanuel Maltezos, Adolfo Hernandez Santisteban, John Benjamin Hesketh, Donna Katherine Long, Timothy D. Kviz, Arthur Charles Tomlin, Jeffrey R. Sipko
  • Patent number: 10936108
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus, particularly in a motor vehicle, for input of data with haptic feedback. The method includes sensing a touch position on a user programmable touch-sensitive display device, selecting a function via the touch position, sensing of a contact pressure force on the user programmable touch-sensitive display device, initiating the selected function when a first force threshold is exceeded, and outputting a haptic feedback item. Also disclosed is an associated apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Peter Czelnik, Michael Klaas, Carsten Rieger
  • Patent number: 10930197
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a display panel driver and a first connection wire. The display panel includes a substrate and a display layer disposed on a first surface of the substrate. The display panel driver applies a driving signal to the display panel. The display panel driver is disposed on a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate. The first connection wire is disposed at a first side surface connecting the first and second surfaces of the substrate. The first connection wire connects electrically the display panel with the display panel driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Se-Ho Lee, Tae-Hyung Kim, Je-Hyun Song
  • Patent number: 10923066
    Abstract: A display device with a variant-shape display region other than the rectangular display region is configured to form a scanning line drive circuit along the variant-shape display region. The scanning line drive circuit includes bus wiring group with clock wiring for supplying clocks with three or more phases and the power supply wiring for supplying power, and the unit circuits for configuring the shift register including five or more transistors. The bus wiring and the unit circuits are formed on the different regions so as not to cross with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10909761
    Abstract: A multimedia distribution system enables a user to view 2D video content in a conventional 2D or “flat” viewing mode, or if the system is VR/AR enabled and the user is so inclined, a representation of a modeled 3D space may be provided or accessed in association with the 2D video content, and the 2D video content may be projected onto a specified surface within the modeled 3D space for viewing by the user as though the 2D video were being displayed at that surface/location within the modeled 3D space. Further, the pose of the user may be monitored and the projection of the 2D video content updated accordingly to match the user's current pose and view into the modeled 3D space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bryce Reid, Samuel Kvaalen, Gabriel Dottl
  • Patent number: 10890984
    Abstract: Disclosed are a computer input apparatus including a mouse pad and a pointing device, and a setting method. The pointing device includes a displacement sensing part, a light sensing part, a memory and a processing part. The displacement sensing part detects a displacement of the pointing device. The memory stores at least a set of predetermined parameters. The processing part is connected to the displacement sensing part, the light sensing part and the memory. The mouse pad includes an indicating unit. When the pointing device is operated on the mouse pad, the light sensing part detects a light mode of the indicating unit, and the processing part selects and sets one of the predetermined parameters as a working parameter of the pointing device according to the detected light mode of the indicating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HADES-GAMING CORP.
    Inventor: Hung-Jen Chou
  • Patent number: 10885844
    Abstract: A pixel may include a switching transistor connected to a data line and a first node, having a gate electrode connected to a scan line, a sustain transistor connected to a sustain voltage and the first node, having a gate electrode connected to the scan line, a storage capacitor connected to the first node and the second node, a driving transistor connected to the first power source voltage and a third node, having a gate electrode connected to the second node, a compensation transistor connected to the second node and the third node, having a gate electrode connected to a control line, a reset transistor connected to an initializing voltage and the second node, having a gate electrode connected to a reset control line, and an organic light emitting diode including an anode connected to the third node and a cathode connected to the second power source voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byung-Sik Koh
  • Patent number: 10871839
    Abstract: A color filter substrate, an array substrate and a display device are disclosed. The display device includes an opposed substrate and an array substrate, or an opposed substrate, an array substrate and a protection substrate located on a side of the opposed substrate that is apart from the array substrate. The display device is divided into a display area and a periphery area, at least one layer of periphery touch electrode is provided in the periphery area, the at least one layer of periphery touch electrode is disposed on at least one of the array substrate, the opposed substrate and the protection substrate. The display device can alleviate the problem of impacting viewing effects due to touch operation on the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haisheng Wang, Xue Dong, Hailin Xue, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Yingming Liu, Weijie Zhao, Hongjuan Liu, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu, Hao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10854137
    Abstract: A display including a display panel configured to include a plurality of active pixels and a plurality of dummy pixels, which are formed near the active pixels, a control driver configured to control a pixel driving circuit formed in each of the active pixels and a dummy driving circuit formed in each of the dummy pixels, wherein each of the pixel driving circuits of the active pixels includes a pixel driving transistor and each of the dummy driving circuits of the dummy pixels, which are formed at either end of the display panel in a first direction, is electrically connected at a first dummy node thereof and includes a dummy driving transistor and a first dummy capacitor, which connects a control terminal of the dummy driving transistor and the first dummy node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyong Tae Park, Yu Hyun Cho
  • Patent number: 10628103
    Abstract: A novel bendable and highly portable information processor is provided. In addition, a novel information processor capable of displaying information or the like on a seamless large screen is provided. A novel information processor in which one display region can be divided into two regions at a bend position is provided. A novel information processor in which different images or images for different purposes can be displayed in the respective regions is provided. The present inventors have conceived a program including a step of dividing the display region and displaying image data in the respective regions when a display unit of the information processor is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Iwaki, Katsuki Yanagawa
  • Patent number: 10620740
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring, from a touch panel, a contact position of a manipulating body and contact information that indicates a degree to which the manipulating body is in contact at the contact position, acquiring, from a camera, a plurality of images captured while the manipulating body is in contact with a plurality of mutually different positions on the touch panel due to manipulations with the manipulating body, creating variation information that indicates a variation in contact information, according to a plurality of contact information corresponding to the plurality of contact positions, and deciding, according to the variation information, suitability of the plurality of images in the biometric authentication to be executed using the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hajime Nada, Yukihiro Abiko, Soichi Hama, Satoshi Maeda, Satoshi Semba
  • Patent number: 10620758
    Abstract: The dynamic adjusting of the conditions for identifying inputs as touching a touch-sensitive device is discloses. In some examples, in addition to using a signal density make threshold to identify an input patch as touching the surface, a signal density stability threshold can be used to identify the input patch as touching the surface. In some examples, a weighted average of peak signal density contributions from recent identified touches can be computed to dynamically adjust the make threshold for new input patches. In other examples, a new input patch identified as associated with the same path as an earlier touch can have its “make” threshold dynamically adjusted based on the earlier touch without computing a weighted average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ari Y. Benbasat, Wayne Carl Westerman
  • Patent number: 10553171
    Abstract: A display device with a variant-shape display region other than the rectangular display region is configured to form a scanning line drive circuit, along the variant-shape display region. The scanning line drive circuit includes bus wiring group with clock wiring for supplying clocks with three or more phases and the power supply wring for supplying power, and the unit circuits for configuring the shift register including five or more transistors. The bus wiring and the unit circuits are formed on the different regions so as not to cross with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 10545579
    Abstract: A remote control, such as a 3D air mouse, includes motion sensors used to measure position/orientation in space to alternatively control a cursor on a display, recognize gestures by the user so that data/commands can be entered into an electronic system being controlled or the like. Timed sequences of pressing a single trigger button and the quantity of motion during said sequences are both timed in relation to thresholds to switch between modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MOVEA
    Inventors: Etienne De Foras, Guillaume Aujay, Gregoire Aujay, David Gomez, Loic Michallon, Nicolas Meunier
  • Patent number: 10535320
    Abstract: Provided is a head-mounted display (HMD) apparatus and a method of controlling information output for the HMD apparatus. The HMD apparatus includes a frame in which one or more devices are installable, an interface unit to functionally connect to at least one of one or more devices installed in the frame and an external device, a detection unit to detect a user input, and a processor to perform a process of determining the one or more devices installed in the frame, controlling the interface unit according to the determination result, and controlling the one or more devices installed in the frame and the external device on the basis of user input detected through the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Joo Namkung, Mansu Han, Dongil Son, Chihyun Cho, Jongchul Choi, Changryong Heo, Jungeun Lee
  • Patent number: 10502959
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving an image for presenting on a display screen of a head mounted display (HMD). The image is provided by an application. The received image is pre-distorted to enable optics provided in a HMD to render the image. An alignment offset is identified for an eye of a user wearing the HMD by determining a position of the eye relative to an optical axis of at least one lens of the optics of the HMD. The pre-distorted image provided by the application is adjusted to define a corrected pre-distorted image that accounts for the alignment offset. The corrected pre-distorted image is forwarded to the display screen of the HMD for rendering, such that the image presented through the optics of the HMD removes aberrations caused by the alignment offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Eric Larsen
  • Patent number: 10488938
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may track air gestures within a bounding box in a field of view (FOV) of a camera. Air gestures made within the bounding box may be translated and mapped to a display screen. Should the hand, or other member making the air gesture, exit the bounds of the bounding box, the box will be dragged along by the member to a new location within the FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Ayelet Hashahar Swissa, Maxim Schwartz, Maoz Madmony, Kfir Viente, Yaron Yanai
  • Patent number: 10444091
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are structures, devices, and methods for sensing physical parameters, such as strain in a surface, using resistance-based parameter sensors and current sensing. An applied strain can cause a differential change in one or more currents from two resistors configured in parallel in the sensor. Strain can be inferred from a ratio of the difference of the two currents to a sum of the two currents. These structures and methods can be adapted to measure strain or other parameters using an array of sensors, with common voltages applied to rows of the array, and currents being summed in column in the array so that fewer receivers are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason C. Hu, Manu Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10431108
    Abstract: Computer-implemented techniques for interactively training a user in performing a predetermined task related to at least one of food safety, workplace safety and food quality using a head wearable device are provided. The head wearable device comprises a digital display positioned within a field of view of the user, a camera to capture visual data from a first-person perspective, a user input device to provide control signals, and a processor. A series of steps are visually presented on the digital display in a predetermined order to direct the user through a process of performing the task. Visual data captured by the camera and the control signals provided from the user input device are analyzed during performance of one or more steps of the task. The computer-implemented techniques evaluate the user's performance of the one or more steps based on analysis of the visual data and the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NSF International
    Inventors: Thomas Chestnut, Jennifer Leighanne Tong