Patents Examined by Laurence J Lee
  • Patent number: 10321549
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments herein provide a method for controlling the luminance of an electronic display, including the steps of determining the sunset and sunrise times for the day and determining whether the present time is between sunrise and sunset or between sunset and sunrise. The backlight may be driven at a daytime level if the present time is between sunrise and sunset, while the backlight may be driven at a nighttime level if the present time is between sunset and sunrise. In some embodiments, artificial ambient sensor (AAS) data is used to determine the desired backlight or display luminance. The AAS data may be adjusted for a sunset or sunrise transition time, as well as for an approximate percentage of cloud cover in the sky.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Schuch, William Dunn, Rick De Laet, Dan Safstrom
  • Patent number: 10318008
    Abstract: A method for hand pose identification in an automated system includes providing depth map data of a hand of a user to a first neural network trained to classify features corresponding to a joint angle of a wrist in the hand to generate a first plurality of activation features and performing a first search in a predetermined plurality of activation features stored in a database in the memory to identify a first plurality of hand pose parameters for the wrist associated with predetermined activation features in the database that are nearest neighbors to the first plurality of activation features. The method further includes generating a hand pose model corresponding to the hand of the user based on the first plurality of hand pose parameters and performing an operation in the automated system in response to input from the user based on the hand pose model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ayan Sinha, Chiho Choi, Joon Hee Choi, Karthik Ramani
  • Patent number: 10318226
    Abstract: A hybrid display includes a first display having a first interface and a second display having a second interface. A third interface is configured to receive a first command that includes a first value indicating a modification of pixels in the hybrid display. A finite state machine is configured to translate the first value to a second value indicating a modification of pixels in the first display and a third value indicating a modification of pixels in the second display. The first interface transmits a second command including the second value to the first interface and a third command including the third value to the second interface. The first and second commands are transmitted at times determined by a relative delay between the first display and the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Zhibin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10318227
    Abstract: A display device can include a display panel including data lines and gate lines on a triangular-shaped board, and a plurality of pixels in a matrix arrangement, in which pixel rows are arranged with a step for each at least one gate line among the gate lines based on a number of the plurality of pixels connected to each of the gate lines; a data-driving unit on a first side of the triangular-shaped board, and configured to supply data voltages to the data lines to drive the data lines; and a gate-driving unit including a plurality of gate-in-panels (GIPs) on a second side of the triangular-shaped board, in which the plurality of gate-in-panels are arranged to correspond to the step for each of the at least one gate line and sequentially supply a gate signal to the plurality of gate lines to sequentially drive the gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HyungBeom Shin, DukKeun Yoo, ChanHo Lee
  • Patent number: 10319311
    Abstract: A display system, an electronic apparatus and a display adjustment method thereof are provided. The electronic apparatus comprises a display panel, a timing controller circuit and a processing circuit. The display adjustment method of the electronic apparatus comprising: processing, by the timing controller circuit, frame data to be displayed by the display panel; analyzing, by the processing circuit, an image including a face of a person, and comparing an average luminance value of the face area with a threshold to obtain adjustment information with respect to the light perceived by the face; and correspondingly adjusting, by the timing controller circuit, the frame data or at least one display characteristics associated with the frame data according to the adjustment information. Furthermore, the display system comprises the processing circuit for one electronic apparatus, and the display panel and the timing controller for another electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Yuan-Jia Du
  • Patent number: 10310663
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display apparatus capable of preventing influence on a display by wires supplied with detection drive signals in a self-capacitive detection operation. The display apparatus includes: a plurality of gate lines; a plurality of first wires arranged in a frame region surrounding a display region and each configured to supply a detection drive signal to the respective gate lines in a detection operation period and be supplied with a first signal having a predetermined first voltage in a display operation period different from the detection operation period; and a shield that is a conductive member overlapping at least one of the first wires when viewed in a direction perpendicular to the display region and is supplied with a second signal having a predetermined second voltage in the display operation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10304406
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a switching element connected to a data line and a gate line, a pixel electrode connected to the switching element, a common electrode facing the pixel electrode and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the pixel electrode and the common electrode. The display apparatus further includes a data driving circuit configured to convert image data to a data voltage. The display apparatus further includes a driving voltage generator configured to generate a common voltage, in response to a voltage control signal from a timing controller, to the common electrode and the data driving circuit, which is configured to output the common voltage to the pixel electrode during an initial setting period when power is turned on to the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Oh Jin, Hyeok-Tae Kwon, Dongkeon Kim, Seonhye Kim, Se-Won Min, Hyunjung Son, Utah Choi
  • Patent number: 10304376
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an active region, gate lines, source lines, a gate driver, and a source driver. The active region includes a plurality of subpixels. The subpixels correspond to an array of pixels arranged in M rows and N columns. The number of the subpixels is k times of the number of the pixels. The apparatus includes xM gate lines and (k/x)N source lines, where x is a fraction between 1 and 2, and each of xM and (k/x)N is a positive integer. The gate driver is operatively coupled to the active region via the xM gate lines and configured to scan the plurality of subpixels. The source driver is operatively coupled to the active region via the (k/x)N source lines and configured to write display data in a frame to the plurality of subpixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Yunyinggu Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsun Peng, Shih-Wei Tseng, Jing Gu
  • Patent number: 10296108
    Abstract: A pen apparatus with a pressure sensitive tip mechanism that internally generates pressure, tilt, and/or barrel rotation through the use of a multi-axis measurement scheme with simultaneous transmit, receive, and sensing driver capability operable in conjunction with a receiving system or in a relative stand-alone manner. Signaling schemes are provided for operating the pen apparatus to achieve improved function. Systems and methods are provided for operating a pen, and for operating a pen with a touch sensor system. Drive/receive circuitry and methods of driving and receiving sensor electrode signals are provided that allow digital I/O pins to be used to interface with touch sensor electrodes. This circuitry may be operated in modes to sense various combinations of signals coupled within a pen, or from outside of a pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Michael Gray
  • Patent number: 10282029
    Abstract: Included are a first cover base including an alkali glass layer, a first alkali-free glass layer provided on one face of the alkali glass layer, and a second alkali-free glass layer provided on another face of the alkali glass layer and a sensor that is provided on the first alkali-free glass layer of the first cover base and includes a plurality of first electrodes configured to detect the unevenness of a surface of an object to be detected that comes into contact with or close to the first cover base and a switching element. At least the first electrodes are formed above the first alkali-free glass layer and in a transmissive area that passes an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Hayato Kurasawa, Shoji Hinata, Toshinori Uehara, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Yuji Suzuki, Yasuhiro Kanaya
  • Patent number: 10282006
    Abstract: Provided are a touch substrate and a method for driving the same, and a display apparatus. The touch substrate includes a base substrate, and a plurality of touch control units, gate lines and read lines disposed on the base substrate. Each touch control unit includes a first electrode plate, a piezoelectric material layer and a second electrode plate sequentially disposed on the base substrate. The gate lines are configured to provide a constant voltage to the first electrode plates during a touch control period. The read lines are configured to read out an amount of charges generated by the piezoelectric material layers so as to determine a position of a touch point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changfeng Li, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Weijie Zhao, Wei Liu, Pengpeng Wang, Lei Wang, Pengcheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10276121
    Abstract: In a gate driver, a Q node is shared by two channels to output a scan signal at high level, and a QB node is shared by four channels to output a scan signal at low level. Accordingly, the number of thin-film transistors required to configure four channels of a gate-in-panel (GIP) is reduced, such that the bezel size can be reduced. Further, the gate driver includes a compensation capacitor or a discharge transistor disposed in some of the channels sharing the Q node, such that deviation in output characteristics among the channels sharing the Q node can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byunghoon Kim, Yongho Kim, Kwangsoo Kim, Seungchul Lee
  • Patent number: 10261594
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to a method of realistic displacement of a virtual object for an interaction between a control object in a three-dimensional (3D) sensory space and the virtual object in a virtual space that the control object interacts with. In particular, it relates to detecting free-form gestures of a control object in a three-dimensional (3D) sensory space and generating for display a 3D solid control object model for the control object during the free-form gestures, including sub-components of the control object and in response to detecting a 2D sub-component free-form gesture of the control object in the 3D sensory space in virtual contact with the virtual object, depicting, in the generated display, the virtual contact and resulting rotation of the virtual object by the 3D solid control object model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Leap Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Marcolina, David S. Holz
  • Patent number: 10262621
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display device and a driving method thereof, which when a frame having a long time length and a frame having a short time length are alternately provided, prevent a DC voltage stress from being accumulated. One frame of a plurality of frames may be driven in the line inversion method, and a polarity may be delayed up to a next frame, thereby allowing polarities to be alternately supplied. Therefore, a time length of the positive voltage may be the same as that of the negative voltage, and thus, the positive voltage and the negative voltage may be continuously supplied based on a frequency of another frame, thereby solving a problem where the DC voltage stress is accumulated due to a difference between the time length of the positive voltage and the time length of the negative voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Healn Jung
  • Patent number: 10261587
    Abstract: A control device for automotive vehicle is disclosed. The control device includes a tactile surface to detect a contact of a finger of a user, a haptic feedback module configured to vibrate the tactile surface, and a drive unit configured to drive the haptic feedback module so as to generate a haptic feedback in response to a press on the tactile surface. The haptic feedback is composed of at least two individual haptic patterns which exhibit an identical trend and are generated successively, with a period of no haptic feedback intercalated between two successive individual haptic patterns, the energy of the individual haptic patterns varying with their repetition. A method of control of such a device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DAV
    Inventors: St├ęphanie Dabic, Nour-Eddine El-Ouardi
  • Patent number: 10261545
    Abstract: A flexible display window and an electronic device having the same are provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first rigid portion and a flexible portion, at least one outer layer that covers the first rigid portion and the flexible portion, a display device including a screen including a first portion exposed through the first rigid portion and a second portion extended from the first portion and exposed through the flexible portion, at least one processor electrically coupled to the display device, and a memory electrically coupled to the at least one processor, wherein the outer layer includes a polymer layer, a glass layer interposed between the polymer layer and the screen, and an adhesive layer interposed between the polymer layer and the glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younggyun Kim, Heecheul Moon
  • Patent number: 10261642
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch sensor, including a separation layer, an electrode pattern part formed on the separation layer and including at least one electrode pattern and an insulating layer, and a passivation layer formed of an inorganic material on the electrode pattern part, wherein the passivation layer has a thickness selected from among a thickness ranging from 50 nm to 120 nm, a thickness ranging from 220 nm to 290 nm, and a thickness ranging from 360 nm to 420 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Lee, Gi-Hwan Ahn, Jin-Koo Lee
  • Patent number: 10254883
    Abstract: An electronic device including a plurality of displays and a method for operating the electronic device are provided. The method includes sensing pressure of an input to at least one of the plurality of displays, executing a first function in correspondence with the input if the sensed pressure is equal to or greater than a threshold, and executing a second function different from the first function in correspondence with the input if the sensed pressure is less than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeng-Seok Choi, Kyu-Hong Kim, Byung-Jin Kang, Cha-Kyum Kim, Na-Jung Seo
  • Patent number: 10248200
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a wearable device including: at least one compliant region adapted and configured to be placed over a joint of a subject and at least two flexible but less compliant regions coupled to opposite ends of the compliant region. Another aspect of the invention provides a wearable robotic device including a wearable device as described herein and at least one actuator adapted and configured to move the flexible but less compliant regions relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Andrew Cohen, Genevieve Dion, Mark Winter, Eric Wait, Michael Koerner
  • Patent number: 10228726
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus 100 includes a first display unit 16a, a second display unit 16b, a first display control unit 17, a second display control unit 18, and a cooperative processing unit 11g. The first display control unit 17 displays the first information on the second display unit 16b. The second display control unit 18 displays, on the first display unit 16a, at least a part of time information (the first information) and various types of display information (the second information) undisplayable on the second display unit 16b. The cooperative processing unit 11g alternatively selects the control by the first display control unit 17 or the second display control unit 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichi Imamura