Patents Examined by Lun-Yi Lao
  • 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
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    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
    Assignee: INFINITY KEYBOARD, INC.
    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
  • Patent number: 10061397
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e.g., joysticks or analog sticks operable by a user's finger, such as a thumbstick), buttons, switches, and directional pads. According to some embodiments, an input mechanism is provided comprising a base component. Depending on the embodiment, coupling different interchangeable elements to the base component may cause the input mechanism to vary in size, appearance, contour, material, or features provided by the input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 10051168
    Abstract: A method of automatically activating a camera application implemented in a mobile device in locked mode starts with the processor receiving a first signal from an accelerometer. The device's processor activates the camera application when the processor determines that the mobile device has remained in a stationary portrait or landscape position for a period of time based on the first signal. Activating the camera application includes signaling by the processor to the display device to display a camera screen from a locked screen. The processor may also receive a second signal from a proximity sensor that detects presence of a nearby object to the mobile device. When the processor determines that there is presence of the nearby object to the mobile device based on the second signal, the mobile device remains in locked mode and the processor does not activate the camera application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Conrad A. Shultz
  • Patent number: 10042500
    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: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Esaka, Shouji Ikeda, Kouichi Anno
  • Patent number: 10042435
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e.g., joysticks or analog sticks operable by a user's finger, such as a thumbstick), buttons, switches, and directional pads. According to some embodiments, an input mechanism is provided comprising a base component. Depending on the embodiment, coupling different interchangeable elements to the base component may cause the input mechanism to vary in size, appearance, contour, material, or features provided by the input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 10037734
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a light unit, a display panel configured to transmit light from the light unit, a setting unit configured to set one of a plurality of modes different in a scanning order of the display panel from each other, and a control unit configured to control the light unit to light each of a plurality of areas of the display panel. According to the mode set by the setting unit, the control unit determines timing when the light unit lights the plurality of areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shota Iguchi, Kazuhiro Inoko
  • Patent number: 10013943
    Abstract: A gate driving circuit for providing a scan signal to a LCD panel is disclosed. The gate driving circuit includes a positive level shifter, a capacitive coupling level shifter, a P-type transistor and an N-type transistor. The positive level shifter shifts up a gate control signal to generate a first control signal. The capacitive coupling level shifter shifts up and down the first control signal to generate positive and negative control signals. The P-type transistor P-type transistor receives the negative control signal and a negative power voltage. The N-type transistor receives the negative control signal and a negative power voltage. An absolute value of a voltage difference between the positive power voltage and the positive control signal and an absolute value of a voltage difference between the negative power voltage and the negative control signal are less than a medium voltage device endurance limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sitronix Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Tsun-Sen Lin, Min-Nan Liao
  • Patent number: 10001914
    Abstract: A method comprising determining a deformation attribute of an apparatus based, at least in part, on at least one operational parameter, receiving an indication of an acceleration input that corresponds to the deformation attribute, and causing a deformation representation of the apparatus, the deformation representation being indicative of the deformation attribute in relation to the acceleration input is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Kildal Johan
  • Patent number: 9996202
    Abstract: An electronic device having an electrode pattern for a touch sensor is provided. The electronic device include a touch sensor; and a touch key that is formed at a position corresponding to the electrode pattern for the touch sensor and corresponds to a touch region. The electrode pattern is an Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ohhyuck Kwon
  • Patent number: 9983423
    Abstract: An electronic device may include multiple display layers. The display layers may include a matching layer implemented using multiple graded index of refraction sublayers to help minimize reflections. The matching layer may include a first sublayer having a monotonically increasing index of refraction, a second (reverse matching) sublayer having a monotonically decreasing index of refraction, and a third sublayer having a monotonically increasing index of refraction. The second reverse matching sublayer may serve to induce an optical path difference that results in destructive inference at one or more specific wavelengths. The thickness of the reverse matching sublayer may be tuned to center the destructive interference at the desired wavelength(s). If desired, multiple matching layers each having their own reverse matching layers may be stacked on top of one another to provide reflectance suppression at multiple wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-I Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9983783
    Abstract: There is presented a method for selective operator guidance for operator inputs, in particular for operator inputs in a home appliance, to a control panel component, in particular for an operating control panel for a home appliance, and to a method for producing a control panel component, in particular for an operating control panel of a home appliance. In one aspect, the control panel component includes a cover layer, a sensor layer which covers a rear side of the cover layer in a flat manner, at least sectionally, and an indicator layer comprising at least one discrete indicator element, wherein the sensor layer is arranged between the cover layer and the at least one discrete indicator element, wherein the sensor layer is configured to detect operator inputs, in particular operator gestures, wherein the sensor layer is arranged to be activated sectionally depending on a desired input mode, and wherein the at least one discrete indicator element is arranged to be actuated for selective operator guidance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: PAS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Olaf Krause
  • Patent number: 9983618
    Abstract: An optical touch apparatus including two touch panels, two optical sensing modules, and a rail device is provided. Each touch panel has two lateral sides separated from each other and a touch zone located between the two lateral sides. Each optical sensing module is disposed or near one lateral side of one of the touch panels. The rail device is coupled to the two touch panels, such that two touch panels can slide in parallel along a predetermined direction and can be selectively operated in one of a first touching mode and a second touching mode, and the optical touch apparatus can flexibly change its size of touch zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Yen Chen, Po-Liang Huang, Yu-Kai Su
  • Patent number: 9971420
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e.g., joysticks or analog sticks operable by a user's finger, such as a thumbstick), buttons, switches, and directional pads. According to some embodiments, an input mechanism is provided comprising a base component. Depending on the embodiment, coupling different interchangeable elements to the base component may cause the input mechanism to vary in size, appearance, contour, material, or features provided by the input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 9958957
    Abstract: A transparent display apparatus and method for displaying information thereon includes sensing a position of an object, sensing a position of a user, determining an area of the transparent display through which the object is viewable by the user, and displaying the information on the transparent display based on the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il-kook Yun, Geun-ho Lee, Chang-soo Lee
  • Patent number: 9959793
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a display system which is related to the field of display technology. The display system enables a display device to be switched between a normal display mode and an anti-peeping display mode. This display system comprises a display device which comprises a display panel for displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanshun Chen, Youmei Dong, Wenbo Li, Qingjiang Wang