Patents Examined by Lun-Yi Lao
  • Patent number: 10241569
    Abstract: A virtual reality headset displays a three-dimensional (3D) virtual scene and includes a varifocal element to dynamically adjust a focal length of an optics block included in the virtual reality headset based on a location in the virtual scene where the user is looking. The headset tracks a user's eyes to approximate gaze lines and determines a plane of focus for a frame of the virtual scene as the intersection of the gaze lines. The varifocal element adjusts the focal length of the optics block so the optics block is focused at the plane of focus, which keeps the user's eyes in a zone of comfort as vergence and accommodation change. Based on the plane of focus, the virtual reality headset may provide depth cues, such as depth of field blur, to planes in the virtual scene deeper in the user's field of view than the plane of focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Lanman, Ryan Michael Ebert, Alexander Jobe Fix, William Aaron Nicholls, Michael Sean Mounier, Robert Dale Cavin
  • Patent number: 10228427
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for using a magnetic controller to control device. In one aspect, a system includes a magnetic controller external to a device, the magnetic controller including: a magnetic device for altering a surrounding magnetic field of a device; one or more input actuators, each operatively coupled to the magnetic device and that when actuated cause the magnetic device alter the surrounding magnetic field according to a predefined change associated with the input actuator; and a model executable by the device and that models as device inputs the differences in the surrounding magnetic field of the device caused by the actuation of the one or more input actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Boris Smus, Christian Plagemann
  • Patent number: 10217393
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including pixels arranged in a matrix shape; and a source driver to apply data voltages to the pixels. The source driver includes: a shift controller to shift a sampling control signal; a latch array to sample digital video data in response to the sampling control signal shifted by the shift controller; a digital-to-analog converter array to convert the digital video data from the latch array into data voltages by decoding the digital video data and combination-outputting gamma compensation voltages on the basis of a gray value of the decoded data; an output buffer array to output the data voltages from the digital-to-analog converter array; and a bias controller to adjust a bias current, which is applied to the output buffer array, according to delay and stable intervals of the data voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju Young Noh, Jun Hyeok Yang, Kyoung Don Woo
  • Patent number: 10217185
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing interactive and customized experiences to clients of a media universe (MU) system. The MU system may leverage network-based computation resources and services, for example a streaming service, and a digital asset repository or repository service to dynamically provide customized and customizable experiences to clients. Clients may create or modify digital assets (e.g., 3D models of characters, objects, etc.), which may be stored to the asset repository. The MU system may dynamically render digital media content of the media universe (e.g., movies, games, etc.) that includes the clients' custom digital assets (characters, objects, backgrounds, etc.) inserted into appropriate locations, and stream the dynamically customized content to respective client devices. Effectively, a client layer of content is overlaid on a base or canonical layer of content within digital media of the media universe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Robert Cabanero, Matthew James Van Gorder, Thomas Richard Leonard, Eric Stephen Nylund, Adam C. F. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10203753
    Abstract: An apparatus for inducing immersion in video and a method for inducing immersion in video is disclosed. The apparatus includes a measuring unit, a control unit and an immersion inducing unit. The measuring unit obtains skin measurement data of a user watching a video output from an image display device and outputs the measured skin measurement data. The control unit outputs an immersion inducing control signal when the measured skin conductivity level is outside of a normal range of skin conductivity values. The immersion inducing unit receives the immersion inducing control signal from the control unit and outputs an immersion inducing message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NHN Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Kyung-Soon Shin
  • Patent number: 10191561
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system tracks the position of a controller. The VR system includes an image tracking system comprising of a number of fixed cameras, and a headset worn by the user that includes an imaging device to capture images of a controller operated by the user. The controller includes a set of features disposed on the surface of the controller. The image tracking system provides a first view of the controller. The imaging device mounted on the headset provides a second view of the controller. Each view of the controller (i.e., from the headset and from the image tracking system) provides a distinct set of features observed on the controller. The first and second sets of features are identified from the captured images and a pose of the controller is determined using the first set of features and the second set of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dov Katz, Neil Konzen, Oskar Linde, Maksym Katsev
  • Patent number: 10192506
    Abstract: The present invention provides a driving method for a display panel, a timing controller and a liquid crystal display. The method includes: when detecting that an image frame to be displayed is an overloaded image, a timing controller switches an operation frequency from a first frequency to a second frequency; outputting a timing control signal to a source driver with the second frequency such that after the source driver receives the timing control signal, the source driver outputs the data driving signal having a lower frequency to drive the display panel to display the overloaded image; wherein the first frequency is higher than the second frequency. Through the above way, the output power consumption of the source driver when displaying an overloaded image is decreased, and avoid rising temperature to affect the display quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yu Wu, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 10191597
    Abstract: This disclosure generally provides an input device modulates a reference voltage used to provide power to a plurality of power supplies and acquires, while modulating the reference voltage, first resulting signals from a plurality of sensor electrodes simultaneously at a central receiver. In input device also acquires second resulting signals from the sensor electrodes at a plurality of local receivers and mitigates an effect a grounding condition has on the second resulting signal using the first resulting signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kasra Khazeni, Joseph Kurth Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10180753
    Abstract: A touchscreen panel includes a base film having a bezel area and a free form active area; first touch electrodes and second touch electrodes crossing each other in the active area; first touch pads and second touch pads in the bezel area, and a guard pad between adjacent first and second touch pads; first routing lines in the bezel area, connecting the first touch electrodes and the second touch pads; second routing lines in the bezel area, connecting the second touch electrodes and the second touch pads; a guard line extending from the guard pads and disposed between adjacent first and second routing lines; and a bridge pattern over an insulating film that covers the first routing lines, second routing lines, and guard line, wherein one or more of the first routing lines and one or more of the first touch electrodes that correspond to each other are attached to the bridge pattern via contact holes penetrating the insulating film and electrically connected together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minseob Song, Seunghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10175806
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device, that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which includes any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). One particular example implementation of the electronic device may include a main housing, a flexible display, and a touchscreen, wherein regions of the touchscreen can be reconfigured based on an orientation of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy Burr, David Browning, Russell Aoki, Saara Kamppari
  • Patent number: 10176755
    Abstract: A pixel driving circuit is disclosed, including: a driving switch, connected between a driving power source and an OLED; a first switch, connected between the drain of the driving switch and the driving power source for inputting a first control signal; a control circuit, connected between the drain and gate of the driving switch, for inputting a second control signal and outputting a compensation current to compensate threshold voltage drift of the driving switch; a storage unit, connected between the source of a second switch and gate of the first switch, for storing a compensation voltage of compensation current compensating the driving switch. A display panel and pixel driving method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yuying Cai
  • Patent number: 10168891
    Abstract: A display device including a touch screen configured to display an analog watch screen; a wireless communication unit configured to receive data from an external device; a sensing unit configured to sense at least one of a motion of the display device and biometric state information of a user; and a controller configured to switch the analog watch screen to a digital watch screen in response to at least one of a predetermined touch input on the touch screen, an amount of data received from the external device, a specific motion of the display device sensed by the sensing unit, and specific biometric state information of the user sensed by the sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Kyungdong Choi
  • Patent number: 10165217
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present application disclose a backlight source control method of a display device, the display device and a storage medium. The method includes: determining a display subregion corresponding to a backlight source to be turned off; determining a first backlight source brightness value of an adjacent display subregion of the display subregion corresponding to the backlight source to be turned off; lowering the first backlight source brightness value to obtain a second backlight source brightness value; and setting the backlight source brightness value corresponding to the adjacent display subregion to be the second backlight source brightness value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jia Yang, Yuxin Zhang, Shunming Huang
  • Patent number: 10152189
    Abstract: An electrostatic capacitive coupling type touch panel including an input region having four sides, a peripheral region around the input region, terminals formed in the peripheral region along a first side of the input region, wirings formed in the peripheral region along second, third and fourth sides of the input region, and the input region having X and Y electrodes crossing. The wirings are connected between corresponding X or Y electrodes and wiring terminals plurality of terminals. A dummy wiring, which is not connected to any of the X electrodes or Y electrodes, is provided outside the wiring formed in a farthest position from the input region, and the dummy wiring extends through the peripheral region along the second, third and fourth sides of the input region, and electrically connects to at least one dummy wiring terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Esaka, Shouji Ikeda, Kouichi Anno
  • Patent number: 10139961
    Abstract: A method of distinguishing an intentional touch from an incidental touch on a touch sensor of a device includes detecting, via the touch sensor, a blob corresponding to a touch, determining a detected feature vector of the blob, comparing the detected feature vector of the blob to a plurality of previously-acquired feature vectors of a dictionary using a distance determination to find a distance between the detected feature vector and each of the plurality of previously-acquired feature vectors, when the touch is determined to be an intentional touch based on the distance between the detected feature vector and at least one of the plurality of previously-acquired feature vectors being within a threshold distance, then taking an action via the device based upon the touch, and when the touch is determined to be an incidental touch, then not taking the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Shoham Dekel
  • Patent number: 10134352
    Abstract: A gate driving circuit includes: a pull-up controller applying a carry signal of one of previous stages to a first node in response to the carry signal of the one of the previous stages; a pull-up part outputting a clock signal as an N-th gate output signal; a carry part outputting the clock signal as an N-th carry signal; a first pull-down part pulling down the signal at the first node to a second off voltage; a second pull-down part pulling down the N-th gate output signal to a first off voltage; an inverting part generating an inverting signal based on the clock signal and the second off voltage to output the inverting signal to an inverting node; and a reset part outputting a reset signal to the inverting node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Keun Lim, Ji-Sun Kim, Kyoung-Ju Shin, Chong-Chul Chai, Jong-Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 10126832
    Abstract: A split rotating keyboard system for use in easing muscle strain and mitigating the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome associated with the usage of conventional computer keyboards. The system comprises first and second computer keyboard sections, namely, a left-hand computer keyboard section and a right-hand computer keyboard section. Each respective computer keyboard section is mounted upon a dedicated rotating platform member that is operative to rotate in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. According to a preferred embodiment, the rotating platform portions upon which the first and second keyboard sections are positioned may be secured upon a base member that is operative to maintain the first and second rotating platform members in fixed relation to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Omar Noorzai, Mustafa Noorzai, George J. Huang
  • Patent number: 10120451
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems and techniques for accessing data stores of medical images and displaying the medical images in substantially real-time to provide information in an interactive user interface. Systems are disclosed that may advantageously provide highly efficient, intuitive, and rapid dynamic interaction with two- and three-dimensional medical image data using spatial positioning of mobile devices. The systems may include interactive user interfaces that are dynamically updated to provide a virtual viewbox or window to two- and/or three-dimensional image data. A user may use the systems described herein to more quickly, thoroughly, and efficiently interact with image data including two-dimensional images, three-dimensional image data, and/or series of image data, as compared to previous systems. The systems described may also enable a user to efficiently view and interact with such image data using a small display, such as the display of a smartphone or tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: D.R. Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Evan K. Fram
  • Patent number: 10108289
    Abstract: A touch panel, a display device and a method of driving the same are provided. The touch panel, the display device and the method of driving the same, in which at least two sub receiving electrodes respectively configuring receiving electrodes insulated from each other are disposed between two sub-driving electrodes configuring one driving electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheol Se Kim
  • Patent number: 10088938
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; a memory device that includes memory accessible by the processor; a touchscreen operatively coupled to the processor; and circuitry to decode fields received via the touchscreen, the fields being modulated according to modulation codes associated with a set of tokens positionable on the touchscreen. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Richard Perrin, John Weldon Nicholson, Howard J. Locker