Patents Examined by Lisa Landis
  • Patent number: 10191575
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a liquid crystal display device including: a substrate including first and second touch blocks adjacent to each other, the first and second touch blocks including first and second sub-pixels, respectively; a first electrode in each of the first and second sub-pixels; a second electrode in each of the first and second touch blocks, such that the second electrode of the first touch block and the second electrode of the second touch block are separated from each other; first and second data lines disposed at side portions of the first and second sub-pixels, respectively; and a field blocking line between the first and second sub-pixels, wherein the first and second sub-pixels face into each other between the first and second touch blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong-Wook Choi, Hyun-Gi Shin
  • Patent number: 10191574
    Abstract: Disclosed are a flexible electronic device and a display method, in which a method for operating the electronic device includes recognizing a wear state of the electronic device which comprises a flexible display, when the electronic device is worn, recognizing a multi-touch, a press, and/or a touch interaction comprising an additional interaction, and controlling a function and/or an object according to the touch interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dongjun Shin, Heejin Kim, Sungyoun An, Sun-Young Yi, Chaekyung Lee, Ha-Young Jeon, Bo-Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 10180725
    Abstract: The present application relates generally to haptic feedback actuators and their construction and use in touch based systems. The haptic feedback actuators are suitably bilayer structures including at least two materials having different thermal coefficients, allowing the structure to deflect from a first position to a second position in response to heating and/or cooling of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vahid Khoshkava
  • Patent number: 10175825
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program that are capable of detecting contact with high precision from an image picked-up by a normal camera, the information processing apparatus including a contact determination unit. The contact determination unit determines contact of an operation body with a target object on the basis of a change in a color of an image including the target object and the operation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 10175810
    Abstract: A touchscreen panel includes touch sensors on a base film and routing wires connected to the touch sensors, wherein the base film has a main area and a tail area protruding from the main area, the main area includes an active region where the touch sensors are placed and a bezel region located on the outside of the active region, and the routing wires pass through the bezel region and the active region, and connect terminals provided at one end of the tail area and the touch sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunggon Hong, Jaedo Lee, Namseok Lee, Dongjoong Cha
  • Patent number: 10168845
    Abstract: A touch input device capable of detecting a touch pressure is provided that includes: a display module having a pressure electrode which is formed on a back side of the display panel and is for detecting the pressure; and a reference potential layer which is formed separately from the pressure electrode. The touch input device detects the touch pressure on the basis of a capacitance change amount according to a change of a distance between the pressure electrode and the reference potential layer. As a result of this, the touch input device becomes thinner, has a reduced manufacturing cost thereof, and detects a touch position and touch pressure without deteriorating the visibility and optical transmittance of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HiDeep Inc.
    Inventors: Taehwan Kim, Sangsic Yoon
  • Patent number: 10162209
    Abstract: The present application discloses a touch substrate including a base substrate; a black matrix layer on the base substrate in a black matrix area of the touch substrate; and a touch electrode layer on a side of the black matrix layer distal to the base substrate in a touch electrode area of the touch substrate. The touch electrode area partially overlaps with the black matrix area thereby forming an overlapping area. The touch electrode layer includes a plurality of touch electrode blocks at least partially in the overlapping area. A touch electrode block at least partially in the overlapping area is spaced apart from adjacent touch electrode blocks by a first gap. The black matrix layer in at least a portion of a region on a side of the first gap proximal to the base substrate has a reduced thickness relative to a thickness of a remaining portion of the black matrix layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xie, Ming Hu, Ming Zhang, Jing Wang, Yu Zhu, Yuan Li
  • Patent number: 10152188
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch window. The touch window includes a cover substrate; a substrate on the cover substrate; and an electrode on the substrate, wherein the substrate includes one surface facing the cover substrate and an opposite surface opposite to the one surface, the electrode is disposed on the opposite surface, and the cover substrate and the substrate have flexible curved surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Chang Ryu, Gyu Rin Lee, Soung Kyu Park, Mun Suk Kang, Do Youb Kwon, Seok Pyo Yun, Jin Seok Lee, Chung Wan Lee, Gwang Hei Choi, Jae Hak Her
  • Patent number: 10152931
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel that displays an image, a drive circuit that outputs a drive signal to the display panel, a power supply line that is formed in the display panel to supply a power supply voltage to the drive circuit, and a ground line that is formed in the display panel to supply a ground potential to the drive circuit. At least parts of the power supply line and the ground line overlap each other in planar view with an insulator interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Iwami
  • Patent number: 10146371
    Abstract: A method for touch detection includes identifying a high-pass filtered sequence from a plurality of sensor measurements, accumulating a number of samples from a first high-pass filtered sequence into an accumulated value, comparing the first accumulated value against a threshold of accumulated values, and, based upon a determination whether the accumulated value is greater than the threshold of accumulated values, identify whether the sensor has been approached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Axel Heim, Joao Ferreira
  • Patent number: 10140301
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch-sensitive display is configured to separately display sets of media player controls, including a first set and a second set. The device displays the first set while playing a first media item and detects gestures on the touch-sensitive display while displaying the first set and playing the first media item. In response to detecting a first gesture on a first media player control in the first set, the device activates the first media player control and controls playing of the first media item in accordance with activation of the first media player control. In response to detecting a second gesture, the second gesture distinct from the first gesture, the device replaces display of the first set with display of the second set and maintains playing of the first media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Davydov, Jorge Fino, Policarpo Bonilla Wood, Jr., Jesse Boettcher
  • Patent number: 10140019
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire an input signal generated in response to user's input operation for specifying a predetermined position in an image displayed on a display unit, and a display control unit configured to allow display of a selection image for allowing a user to select display information that is newly displayed in a region according to the position, in a superimposed manner on the image. The display control unit controls display of the display unit in such a manner that the region and the selection image do not overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriaki Sakamoto, Kentaro Ida
  • Patent number: 10139933
    Abstract: A display device control pen comprises a pen body and at least one detachable accessory. The detachable accessory comprises an electronic component. The pen body is detachably assembled with the detachable accessory. The pen body comprises at least one variable-voltage circuit, a signal generating unit and a signal transmitter. When the detachable accessory is assembled to the pen body, the electronic component is electrically connected to the variable-voltage circuit and varies a voltage value of the variable-voltage circuit. The signal generating unit is coupled to the variable-voltage circuit and generates a color signal based on the varied voltage value. The signal transmitter is coupled to the signal generating unit and transmits the color signal to the display device, such that the display device displays a color on a trace formed by the pen body according to the color signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Che-Hsu Liu, Chi-Yen Chien, Kuang-Jen Fan, Tai-Jung Huang
  • Patent number: 10133437
    Abstract: A display apparatus with a substrate having a long side and a short side, a plurality of driving electrodes arranged on the substrate parallel to the long side of the substrate, a plurality of touch detection electrodes arranged on the substrate parallel to the short side of the substrate, a control unit electrically coupled to each of the plurality of driving electrodes and which sequentially drives the plurality of driving electrodes, and a detection unit electrically coupled to each of the touch detection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Noguchi, Yoshitoshi Kida
  • Patent number: 10133422
    Abstract: The touch window includes a substrate divided into an active area and an unactive area; a first sensing electrode extending in a first direction on the active area of the substrate and including a plurality of first electrode parts and a connection part; a second sensing electrode extending in a second direction different from the first direction on the active area of the substrate and including a plurality of second electrode parts; an insulating layer disposed on top surfaces of the first electrode part of the first sensing electrode and the connection part to expose the second electrode part of the second sensing electrode; and a bridge electrode disposed on the insulating layer and connected to the exposed second electrode part of the second sensing electrode, wherein the insulating layer includes an open part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hak Her, Soung Kyu Park, Do Youb Kwon, Gwang Hei Choi, Gyu Rin Lee, Chung Wan Lee
  • Patent number: 10114505
    Abstract: A touch control display panel and a touch control display device are provided. The touch control display panel comprises a plurality of first and second touch control sensing electrodes; a plurality of first and second touch control sensing signal lines; and a first integrated circuit. The first integrated circuit has a longer distance to the first touch control sensing electrode than to the second touch control sensing electrode. R1 and R2 satisfy a predetermined relationship, such that touch control sensing signals respectively outputted by the first touch control sensing signal line and the second touch control sensing signal line exhibit substantially same signal delay time. R1 is a total resistance of the first touch control sensing electrode and the electrically connected first touch control sensing signal line, and R2 is a total resistance of the second touch control sensing electrode and the electrically connected second touch control sensing signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dengshan Wu, Zhiwei Zheng, Kangpeng Yang, Yumin Xu, Lingzhi Su, Zhijie Wang, Chaohuang Pan, Shumao Wu, Longsheng Zou
  • Patent number: 10114501
    Abstract: A method of an electronic device including a touch panel for determining a control command is provided. The method includes the operations of receiving at least one touch input, receiving a hovering input, determining the control command corresponding to a combination of the at least one touch input and the received hovering input, and controlling the electronic device according to the determined control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang-jin Yoon, Sung-chan Kim, Yang-wook Kim, Jun-ho Koh, Bo-seok Moon
  • Patent number: 10108280
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a substrate, a first patterned transparent conductive layer, at least one insulating block and a second patterned transparent conductive layer. The first patterned transparent conductive layer is disposed on a substrate and includes at least one first connection electrode. The insulating block is disposed on the substrate and at least partially covers the first connection electrode. The second patterned transparent conductive layer is disposed on the insulating block and the first patterned transparent conductive layer. The second patterned transparent conductive layer includes at least one second connection electrode disposed on the insulating block. A thickness of the second patterned transparent conductive layer is smaller than a thickness of the first patterned transparent conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HENGHAO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Lung Chiang, Masanori Yuki, Ching-Fang Wong, Shih-Chung Lu, Ming-Hung Yang, Chin-Chang Liu
  • Patent number: 10095337
    Abstract: The present exemplary embodiments provide a touch display device which connects a touch driving circuit and a plurality of touch sensors using a plurality of dummy pixels disposed on a display panel to recognize touch event of a user. When the touch wiring line is implemented, the same material as the pixel electrode or the source line included in the plurality of dummy pixels is used so that a separate process for implementing the touch wiring line is not necessary. Further, in a pixel structure in which one data line is disposed for every two pixels, the source line is disposed in a region where the data line is not disposed to be used as a touch wiring line. Therefore, the touch recognizable area may expand as compared with a case using a pixel metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HoanSu Shim, DeukSu Lee, Chulwoo Lee, Tae-Min Jung
  • Patent number: 10095353
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display; a touch sensor overlapped with the display and configured to detect a touch input; and a controller configured to detect a first tap input applied on the touch sensor in state of a deactivated display and the touch sensor being periodically driven with a second period; determine a region of the display that corresponds to the first tap input; detect a second tap input applied on the touch sensor in state of the deactivated display within a predefined time period from the first tap input; determine if the second tap input is applied within the region; if the second tap input is applied within the region and within the predefined time period from the first tap input, activate the display and periodically drive the touch sensor with a first period shorter than the second period; and if the second tap input is applied to a spot outside the region, maintain the deactivation of the display and periodically drive the touch sensor with the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunmo Yang, Hangshin Cho, Joonwon Byun, Jeunguk Ha, Mansoo Sin