Patents Examined by Lun-Yi Lao
  • Patent number: 9733714
    Abstract: A computing system includes: an input-output unit configured to identify a tone-detection result for representing a transmission tone received at a device; a control unit, coupled to the input-output unit, configured to: determine a wave-detection profile including a frequency shift based on the tone-detection result, calculate a command-movement direction based on the wave-detection profile for representing the command-movement direction relative to the device and a further device, and identify a gesture command based on the command-movement direction for operating the device relative to the further device including displaying on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ke-Yu Chen, Daniel Ashbrook
  • Patent number: 9733753
    Abstract: A flat self-luminous touch switch, including: a self-luminous touch unit, including at least one flat self-luminous pixel and a pixel driving interface; and a switch control unit, including a first driving interface and a second driving interface, wherein, the first driving interface is coupled with the pixel driving interface to provide at least one pixel driving signal and transmit a touch detection signal; and the second driving interface provides an analog switch channel and/or at least one digital output signal according to a detection result of the touch detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: RICH IP TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Han-Chang Chen, Yen-Hung Tu, Chung-Lin Chia, Chih-Wen Wu, Jen-Chieh Chang
  • Patent number: 9734794
    Abstract: A device for driving a liquid crystal display, in which a pixel voltage is reduced by a kickback voltage variable according to grayscales, includes: a signal controller which receives an input image signal corresponding to a grayscale; an image signal corrector which corrects the input image signal and generates a data input signal; and a data driver which supplies a data voltage corresponding to the grayscale based on the data input signal, where the grayscale includes black, white grayscale and intermediate grayscales, the data voltage includes positive and negative voltages, and when a difference between a sum of the positive and negative voltages and a common voltage is defined an offset value, a first offset value corresponding to the black grayscale, a second offset value corresponding to the white grayscale and a third offset value corresponding to the intermediate grayscale satisfy the inequation: |first offset value?second offset value|?50 mV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hwa Sung Woo
  • Patent number: 9727136
    Abstract: Examples relating calibrating an estimated gaze location are disclosed. One example method comprises monitoring the estimated gaze location of a viewer using gaze tracking data from a gaze tracking system. Image data for display via a display device is received and, without using input from the viewer, at least one target visual that may attract a gaze of the viewer and a target location of the target visual are identified within the image data. The estimated gaze location of the viewer is compared with the target location of the target visual. An offset vector is calculated based on the estimated gaze location and the target location. The gaze tracking system is calibrated using the offset vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Weerapan Wilairat, Vaibhav Thukral, David Nister, Morgan Kolya Venable, Bernard James Kerr, Chris Aholt
  • Patent number: 9728144
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for shifting a display driving frequency to avoid a noise of an electronic sensor module is provided. The method for operating of an electronic device includes detecting a driving frequency of a divider in an operating module of the electronic device, determining whether an offset exists in the detected driving frequency, and controlling an oscillation frequency of an oscillator in the operating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Hee Han, Joo-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 9727296
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device and a display switching method thereof, includes turning on a first display apparatus of the wearable electronic device to make the first display apparatus in a working state; rendering a first image in a first display region of the first display apparatus with a first display effect by the first display apparatus; obtaining first parameter information related to an input operation, by a sensing apparatus of the wearable electronic device; judging whether a second display apparatus of the wearable electronic device is to be turned on or not, according to the sensing parameter; and rendering a second image in a second display region of the second display apparatus with a second display effect by the second display apparatus, when the second display apparatus is to be turned on to make the second display apparatus in the working state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xi Wan, Xu Zhao, Ge Gao, Yuanyuan Deng
  • Patent number: 9721975
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including: one or more pieces of first wiring having a main wiring section and a bifurcation wiring section; one or a plurality of pieces of second wiring having a trunk wiring section and a plurality of branch wiring sections within a gap region between the main wiring section and the bifurcation wiring section; one or a plurality of transistors each divided and formed into a plurality of pieces, the plurality of branch wiring sections individually functioning as a gate electrode and the one or plurality of transistors having a source region formed within the main wiring section and within the bifurcation wiring section and having a drain region formed between the plurality of branch wiring sections; and one or a plurality of pieces of third wiring electrically connected to the drain region of the one or plurality of transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Mitsufumi Sogabe, Masaki Murase, Hiroshi Mizuhashi
  • Patent number: 9721517
    Abstract: A display device according to the present disclosure includes a plurality of gate lines extending in a row direction, a plurality of data lines intersecting with the gate lines, the data lines extending in a column direction, a plurality of pixels connected to the gate lines and the data lines, and a data driving unit configured to output a plurality of data voltages to the pixels, wherein the data driving unit outputs the data voltages based on a first column inversion scheme and a second column inversion scheme to respective data lines along the column direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunkyu Namkung, Seokyun Son, Jai-Hyun Koh, Heendol Kim, Kuk-Hwan Ahn
  • Patent number: 9721498
    Abstract: An OLED pixel includes a switching transistor to transfer a data signal to a driving transistor. The switching transistor includes a first gate coupled to receive a first scan signal and a second gate coupled to receive a second scan signal received before the first scan signal. A storage capacitor is connected to a first terminal of the driving transistor and the first transistor passes a data signal to a second terminal of the driving transistor based on the first and second scan signals. A compensation transistor and an initialization transistor are also included. The compensation transistor includes first and second gates to receive the first scan signal to establish a signal path between the first terminal and a third terminal of the driving transistor. The initialization transistor establishes a signal path between an initialization voltage and the storage capacitor between its two gates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mu Kyung Jeon
  • Patent number: 9721493
    Abstract: A touch-type input device includes a touch panel. Capacitors are formed at intersections of drive electrodes and sensor electrodes in the touch panel. A controller determines whether the touch panel has been touched from data values, each indicating a change amount in the capacitance from a reference value. When detecting from the data values a change in the capacitance to a reverse polarity differing from the polarity when a human body touches the touch panel, the controller determines that external noise caused the change and stops detecting touching of the touch panel. When the controller detects a change in the capacitance to the reverse polarity, at the same time, the location of where the capacitance of the reverse polarity is detected does not shift, the controller determines that the change in the capacitance is irrelevant to influence of external noise and continues to detect touching of the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, SMK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Imai, Osamu Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9710076
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for finger gestures. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include detecting a first finger gesture proximate to or making contact with a slider element presented on a user interface; detecting a second finger gesture proximate to or making contact with the user interface, the second finger gesture detected during a time period comprising a time when the first finger is proximate to or making contact with the slider; and changing a resolution of the slider from a first resolution value to a second resolution value, when the second finger gesture is detected. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SuccessFactors, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Angermayer
  • Patent number: 9710072
    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 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, and an interchangeable element configured to removably couple to the 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: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 9703134
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device equipped with a built-in touch panel includes a second substrate on which a wiring pattern for configuring a touch panel is formed, and a flexible wiring substrate joined to the second substrate with an overlap portion, and electrically connected to the wiring pattern. The flexible wiring substrate is formed of a multilayer substrate having a first conductive pattern layer having a plurality of terminal portions electrically connected onto the wiring pattern, a second conductive pattern layer, an insulating layer interposed between the first conductive pattern layer and the second conductive pattern layer, and a plurality of contact portions that penetrates through the insulating layer, and electrically connects the plurality of terminal portions to the second conductive pattern layer. The plurality of contact portions is arranged to overlap with the plurality of terminal portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Dispaly Inc.
    Inventor: Yasushi Nakano
  • Patent number: 9691315
    Abstract: A touch-type input device includes a touch panel including drive electrodes and sensor electrodes. Capacitors are formed at intersections of the drive electrodes and sensor electrodes. A controller determines whether a conductive foreign matter exists on the touch panel from raw data values indicating changes in the capacitances of the capacitors from initial reference values. The controller determines touching of the touch panel from control data values indicating changes in the capacitances of the capacitors from control reference values changed when a conductive foreign matter exists. When the raw data values indicate existence of a conductive foreign matter, the controller sets the control reference value of each capacitor to a raw data reference value corresponding to the present raw data value. The controller updates the initial reference value when the touch-type input device is activated and updates the control reference value when the control reference value is erroneous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SMK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Imai, Toru Ueno, Keiji Murase, Yuji Takai, Hiroki Noritake, Hiroshi Shikata, Naoki Kamiya, Osamu Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 9684394
    Abstract: Button functionalities for user interfaces, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. Exemplary button functionalities are described for an electronic device with a display, a rotatable and depressible input mechanism, and/or a button. Different device features may be accessed, depending on whether the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button is activated, and further depending on whether the activation represents a single press, a double press, or an extended press on the rotatable and depressible input mechanism or the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Patrick Foss, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Lawrence Y. Yang, Dennis S. Park
  • Patent number: 9671828
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a terminal body; a display located on a first side of the terminal body, the display including a plurality of areas; a first touch sensor located at the display; a second touch sensor located on a second side of the terminal body, the second side being an opposite side of the first side; and a controller configured to cause the display to display screen information in response to preset touches including a first touch applied to a first touch region of the first touch sensor and a second touch applied to a second touch region of the second touch sensor, wherein the screen information and an area of the display on which the screen information is displayed are determined based on which one of the plurality of areas the first touch region corresponds to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seojin Lee, Choonghwan Shin, Samsick Kim, Donghwan Yu
  • Patent number: 9671871
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of recognizing a gesture uses an infrared ray. The apparatus for recognizing a gesture, includes a sensing unit which detects a gesture using an infrared sensor to obtain a sensing value from the sensing result; a control unit which performs gesture recognition to which an intention of a user is reflected in accordance with a predetermined recognizing mode based on the obtained sensing value; and a storing unit which stores the predetermined recognizing mode when the gesture recognition set in advance by the user is performed. The predetermined recognizing mode includes a first recognizing mode in which the gesture is directly recognized and a second recognizing mode in which the gesture is recognized after recognizing a hold motion for determining start of the gesture recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chan Hee Park
  • Patent number: 9672774
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic display device including a backlight module, a light sensor, a storage device, an embedded controller, and a processing unit. The light sensor detects ambient light surrounding the electronic display device. The embedded controller controls intensity of the backlight module according to the ambient light and a brightness table of the storage device. The processing unit performs a basic input/output system to draw a brightness curve diagram according to the brightness table for users to adjust the curve of the brightness curve diagram during a boot process of the electronic display device and update the brightness table in the storage device according to the adjusted brightness curve diagram in response to a storing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Chi Yang, Yung-Yen Chang
  • Patent number: 9666154
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display includes: a signal controller configured to receive an input image signal corresponding to a gray from the outside, and an image signal corrector configured to correct the input image signal. The image signal corrector is configured to shift a first input image signal value corresponding to a black gray by a first value based on a common voltage, is configured to shift a second input image signal value corresponding to a halftone gray by a second value based on the common voltage, and is configured to shift a third input image signal value corresponding to a white gray by a third value based on the common voltage. The first value and the second value are larger than a kickback voltage of each of the black gray and the halftone gray, and the third value is the same as a kickback voltage of the white gray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-Soo Jung, Hwa Sung Woo, Jun Woo Lee, Baek Kyun Jeon
  • Patent number: 9658706
    Abstract: A touch panel according to the embodiment includes a cover window including an active area and an unactive area; a print layer on the unactive area; a sensing part on the unactive area to emit light toward the print layer; and a first light receiving part on the print layer to receive the light, wherein the print layer includes a first print layer on the cover window; a second print layer formed on the first print layer while forming a step difference with respect to the first print layer; and a third print layer formed on the second print layer while filling the step difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji Sung Ahn