Patents Examined by Liliana Cerullo
  • Patent number: 10317670
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that related to scanning image display systems. In one example, a scanning head-mounted display system includes a light source, a motion sensor, a scanning mirror system configured to scan light from the light source along at least one dimension to form an image, and a controller configured to control the scanning mirror system to scan the light to form the image, receive head motion data from the motion sensor, and adjust one or more of a scan rate and a phase offset between a first frame and a second frame of the image based upon the head motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: John Allen Tardif, Joshua Owen Miller, Jeffrey N. Margolis
  • Patent number: 10303251
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) for displaying variable resolution frames for focus and non-focus areas of a user's eye. The HMD includes the display panel including gate lines and data lines, and a display driver coupled to the display panel. The display driver includes a gate signal duplicator that duplicates gate signal values across multiple adjacent gate lines for the non-focus area, and provides individual gate signals to gate lines for the focus area. The display driver may also include a programmable oscillator that generates a clock signal for the gate lines as a function of the size of the focus area relative to the size of the frame. In some embodiments, the display driver includes a data signal duplicator that duplicates data signal values across multiple adjacent data lines for the non-focus area, and provides individual data signals to data lines for the focus area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Cheonhong Kim
  • Patent number: 10303277
    Abstract: There is provided a flat panel display device and a method of manufacturing the same. A flexible and transparent material is coated on a supporting substrate to a small thickness so that film substrates are easily formed. Step differences are formed in the film substrates so that a distance between pads of the two film substrates is reduced. Since conductive balls with reduced diameters are used so that the pads may be electrically connected, the distance between pads is reduced so that it is possible to easily miniaturize a high resolution flat panel display device, to prevent electrical connection defect between the pads, and to reduce manufacturing expenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10291890
    Abstract: In one example, a projection device includes a first light source to provide visible optical radiation. Additionally, the projection device includes a second light source to provide invisible optical radiation. Further, the projection device includes a projection mechanism. Also, the projection device includes a depth receiver. The projection device further includes a processor to cause the projection mechanism to project each of a group of pixels in a frame of an image using optical radiation provided by both the first light source and the second light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Selvakumar Panneer, Carl S. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10283062
    Abstract: A display may have curved edges such as rounded corners. Pixels in the display may be controlled so that the active area of the display has the desired curved edge shape. In order to maximize the apparent smoothness of the curved edge, the display may include circuitry that dims some of the pixels based on their location relative to a spline for the curved edge. The display circuitry may include a multiplication circuit that receives image data as a first input and dimming factors from a gain table as a second input. The image data may include a brightness level for each pixel in the array of pixels. The multiplication circuit may multiply the brightness level for each pixel by its respective dimming factor. This modified image data may then be supplied to the imaging pixels using display driver circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jiayi Jin, Myung-Je Cho, Paolo Sacchetto, Weijun Yao
  • Patent number: 10281775
    Abstract: A display device structure that, even if a plurality of non-display parts are formed in a pixel region, can display an image in the whole pixel region except the non-display parts is obtained. A display device 1 includes: a substrate (10) having a plurality of non-display parts in a pixel region (P); a plurality of source lines (SL1), (SL2), . . . , (SLm); a plurality of gate lines (GL1), (GL2), . . . , (GLm); a plurality of pixel electrodes; and a plurality of gate line drive circuits (GDk) formed in the pixel region (P) and connected to each of the gate lines (GL1), (GL2), . . . , (GLm), for controlling a potential of the gate line (GLk). At least a source line interrupted by any of the plurality of non-display parts, among the source lines (SL1), (SL2), . . . , (SLm) is supplied with a data signal from both ends thereof, and the source lines (SL1), (SL2), . . . , (SLm) are each formed not to be interrupted by two or more of the plurality of non-display parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Youhei Nakanishi, Masayuki Kanehiro
  • Patent number: 10282024
    Abstract: Techniques enabling improved classification of objects against a touch sensitive surface of a touch sensitive device are presented. An object classification component can analyze touch screen data associated with a touch sensitive surface associated with a device and motion information relating to motion along at least one axis associated with the device. The object classification component can determine a contact classification for an object with respect to the touch sensitive surface, based on a result(s) of the analyzing, and in response to determining a contact state of the object with respect to the touch sensitive surface. An event determination component can control a function associated with the touch sensitive surface based on the contact classification for the object, the function comprising enabling or disabling a touch sensitive function of the touch sensitive surface of a display screen of the device or switching the display screen on or off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QEEXO, CO.
    Inventors: Chris Harrison, Joshua Dale Stone
  • Patent number: 10279890
    Abstract: A configurable control panel for an aircraft cockpit includes a set of universal control modules each comprising at least one screen including at least one manually manipulable control key. Each of the control modules further includes at least one master control module, and at least one universal slave module associated with the master module, and including a screen and at least one control key. The at least one master module is configured to control the screen and the at least one control key of the at least one universal slave module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Zodiac Aero Electric
    Inventors: Romain De Bossoreille, Michael Nahmiyace
  • Patent number: 10276109
    Abstract: A method for driving an electro-optic display having a front electrode, a backplane and a display medium positioned between the front electrode and the backplane, the method comprising of applying a first driving phase to the display medium, the first driving phase having a first signal and a second signal, the first signal having a first polarity, a first amplitude as a function of time, and a first duration, the second signal succeeding the first signal and having a second polarity opposite to the first polarity, a second amplitude as a function of time, and a second duration, such that the sum of the first amplitude as a function of time integrated over the first duration and the second amplitude as a function of time integrated over the second duration produces a first impulse offset. The method further comprising applying a second driving phase to the display medium, the second driving phase produces a second impulse offset, wherein the sum of the first and second impulse offset is substantially zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Crounse, Christopher L. Hoogeboom, Stephen J. Telfer
  • Patent number: 10275025
    Abstract: A glove interface object is provided, comprising: a plurality of fluid channels disposed on a palmar side of the glove interface object, the fluid channels containing a magnetic fluid; a plurality of electromagnets positioned on the palmar side of the glove interface object, each of the plurality of electromagnets being configured when activated to generate a magnetic field that acts on at least a portion of the magnetic fluid; a controller configured to control activation and deactivation of the electromagnets based on received haptic feedback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Black, Steven Osman
  • Patent number: 10268322
    Abstract: A method for temporarily manipulating an operation of an object in accordance with a touch pressure or a touch area may be provided. The method includes: operating the object at a first state; detecting at least one of a magnitude of the touch pressure and a size of the touch area when the touch is input to a touch panel; operating the object at a second state of a first operation according to at least one of the magnitude of the touch pressure and the size of the touch area; and operating the object at the first state when the touch is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HiDeep Inc.
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Yunjoung Kim, Sangsic Yoon, Bonkee Kim, Hojun Moon, Taehoon Kim, Sunyoung Kwon
  • Patent number: 10248198
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) for displaying variable resolution frames for focus and non-focus areas of a user's eye. The HMD includes the display panel including gate lines and data lines, and a display driver coupled to the display panel. The display driver includes a gate signal duplicator that duplicates gate signal values across multiple adjacent gate lines for the non-focus area, and provides individual gate signals to gate lines for the focus area. The display driver may also include a programmable oscillator that generates a clock signal for the gate lines as a function of the size of the focus area relative to the size of the frame. In some embodiments, the display driver includes a data signal duplicator that duplicates data signal values across multiple adjacent data lines for the non-focus area, and provides individual data signals to data lines for the focus area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Cheonhong Kim
  • Patent number: 10241600
    Abstract: A mobile phone as a mobile terminal includes a flexible display, a cover glass as a cover configured to protect the flexible display, a touch panel which is integral with the cover, a substrate located behind the flexible display, and an adhesive layer configured to partly bond the flexible display and the touch panel in correspondence to a position where the substrate is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Nade
  • Patent number: 10241615
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides touch substrate and display apparatus, belonging to field of display technology. The touch substrate includes a substrate, and a plurality of control lines, a plurality of read lines and a plurality of touch control units disposed on the substrate; each touch control unit includes a first patch disposed on first surface of the substrate and a second patch disposed on second surface of the substrate opposite to the first surface, orthogonal projection of the first patch at least partially overlapping with that of the second patch, the first and second patches being electrically connected through conductive via penetrating the substrate; each touch control unit operates under control of control signal inputted through corresponding control line, and read, through corresponding read line, pressure signal for the first and second patches in the touch control unit to determine position of touch point at which a press occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengpeng Wang, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Yingming Liu, Shengji Yang, Weijie Zhao, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu, Jian Gao, Xiaochen Niu
  • Patent number: 10235921
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of data lines, a plurality of scan lines, and a pixel array. The pixel array is electrically coupled to the data lines and the scan lines. Colors of the sub pixels electrically coupled to the same scan line are the same. The pixel array includes a plurality of first color sub-pixel rows, a plurality of second color sub-pixel rows, and a plurality of third color sub-pixel rows. The third color sub-pixels corresponding to the same data line include a first sub-pixel and a second sub-pixel. The first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel have different polarities. The sub-pixels configured between the first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel have the same polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun-Cheng Tien, Chien-Huang Liao, Jia-Long Wu, Shu-En Li
  • Patent number: 10222977
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device: displays an application on the touch-sensitive display; and when the application is in a predefined mode, performs a predefined operation in response to each gesture of a set of multiple distinct gestures on the touch-sensitive display. Another aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device: displays a first application; when the first application is in a first mode, performs a first operation upon detecting a first gesture on the touch-sensitive display; and performs the first operation upon detecting a second gesture on the touch-sensitive display, wherein the second gesture is different from the first gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bas Ording, Scott M. Herz, Wayne C. Westerman, Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie
  • Patent number: 10223988
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel configured to display an image, and including a plurality of gate lines extending in a first direction, a plurality of data lines extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, and a plurality of pixel units electrically connected to the gate lines and the data lines, a gate driving circuit configured to output a gate signal to each of the gate lines, and a data driving circuit configured to output data signals to the data lines using a column inversion method and a dot inversion method. In the column inversion method, polarities of the data signals, applied to first and second consecutive data lines, are inverted with respect to each other, and in the dot inversion method, polarities of the data signals applied to a third data line are inverted in pixel units arranged on opposite sides of the third data line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-Soo Hwang
  • Patent number: 10209831
    Abstract: A method of compensated touch data values disclosed herein includes acquiring touch data values about a dead sensing zone of a touch screen, and determining a peak value of those touch data values. Then, a new peak value is calculated as a function of an average of the peak value and another value of the touch data value, and a sharpness value for the dead sensing zone is generated if a second highest value of the touch data values is less than the new peak value. Thereafter, compensated touch data values are generated for the dead sensing zone if the second highest value is greater than the new peak value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Rooney Kim, Lokesh Kumar Korapati
  • Patent number: 10198087
    Abstract: A computer mouse with a translating module is disclosed. According to certain embodiments, the computer mouse is designed to work with different types of translating modules depending on the application that the user wishes to use or the types of tasks that the user would like to perform with the help of the computer mouse. According to certain embodiments, the translating module on the computer mouse can be adjusted based on a given user's hand characteristics and/or based on the ease of use of the computer mouse as determined by a given user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Corsair Memory, Inc.
    Inventors: Chiu Wei Chen, Felix Guerra, Jason Christian
  • Patent number: 10192494
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes, by software of a computing device, dynamically identifying a particular region of a display of the computing device. The method also includes, by the software and through a device driver of the computing device, dynamically adjusting one or more particular ones of a plurality of backlighting components of the display associated with the particular region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Benoit M. Schillings