Patents Examined by Lun-Yi Lao
  • Patent number: 9779675
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a variable gate clock generator and a gate driver. The display panel includes a plurality of pixels coupled to a plurality of data lines and a plurality of gate lines, respectively. The variable gate clock generator generates a first variable gate clock signal and a second variable gate clock signal having respective duty ratios that are varied depending on a brightness of a frame image. The gate driver generates a plurality of gate driving signals for driving the gate lines in response to the first and second variable gate clock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Young Park, Jeong-Doo Lee, Sung-Jun Kim, Yun-Mi Kim, Kyung-Hwa Lim, Ki-Hyun Pyun
  • Patent number: 9772718
    Abstract: An optical touch device and a touch detecting method using the same are provided. The optical touch device is suitable for use with a touch surface and includes a control unit and first to fourth optical capturing units. The first to fourth optical capturing units are disposed on a side of the optical touch device close to the touch surface. The first to fourth optical capturing units are respectively disposed at predetermined distances from the touch surface and are disposed based on predetermined angles. A touch covering area of each of the first to fourth optical capturing units is obtained respectively based on the predetermined distance and the predetermined angle. The touch covering area is positively correlated to the predetermined distance. At least one touch point on the touch surface is calculated by the control unit based on optical sensing information captured by the first to fourth optical capturing units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Ting Lin, Yu-Yen Chen, Po-Liang Huang
  • Patent number: 9773464
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a touch detection device includes a plurality of drive electrodes, a plurality of detection electrodes, a display driver which performs a touch scanning drive by supplying a touch drive signal to a target drive electrode to be driven, and a touch driver which transmits and receives a signal to and from the display driver, wherein at least one of the number of pulses of the drive synchronizing signal and a pulse width of each of the pulses of the drive synchronizing signal is determined based on the signal received from the display driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kohei Azumi, Hirofumi Nakagawa, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Makoto Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9766734
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a touch-based device and methods for operation thereof. One embodiment provides a touch-based device having a display with a plurality of pixels and a touch input sensor overlying the display. The touch input sensor has a plurality of touch regions, each of which overlie an associated set of the pixels. The touch-based device further comprises a display controller configured to update the pixels according to a schema during which pixels are updated during update periods. The touch-based device yet further comprises a touch controller configured to recognize selectively applied touch inputs at the plurality of touch regions. The touch controller and the display controller are synchronized such that, for a given touch region, touch input recognition is modified while the display controller is updating the set of pixels associated with that touch region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Henry, Thomas Dean Skelton
  • Patent number: 9761192
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and display apparatus for improving uniformity of displayed image, The method comprises inputting a first image signal to a display apparatus; compensating the first image signal in accordance with an image compensation data to obtain a third image signal, wherein the image compensation data is an amount of shift in a voltage of a common electrode of an array substrate of the display apparatus determined in accordance with a difference value between a grey level information of the first image signal and the grey level information of an original second image signal corresponding to the first image signal; and displaying the third image signal. Through the method above, the present invention effectively improves the uniformity of the displayed image without decreasing the displayed brightness of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Man Li, Feilin Ji, Xiaoping Tan
  • Patent number: 9759964
    Abstract: A semi-transmissive display apparatus including: a reflective electrode provided for each pixel, wherein the semi-transmissive display apparatus performs reflective display operation by using the reflective electrodes and transmissive display operation by using spaces between the reflective electrodes of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Masaya Tamaki, Kazuyuki Maeda
  • Patent number: 9753518
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a display control method are described. The electronic apparatus includes a first display unit having a first visible part for displaying a first image; a first detecting unit for detecting a first parameter for indicating a relative distance between a target object and the first visible part; and a processing unit for generating an image to be displayed and for controlling the display of the first display unit according to at least the first parameter. When the first display unit is in a first state, if the relative distance is less than or equal to a threshold distance according to the first parameter, the processing unit controls the first display unit to switch from the first status to a second state, and the power consumption of the first display unit in the first state is lower than a power consumption in the second status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Zhou, Xiaoming Liu, Yiqiang Yan
  • Patent number: 9740283
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a display method and an electronic device. The display method includes: detecting whether display contents are to be displayed via a display unit of the electronic device, determining a first region corresponding to a gazing position of a user on the display unit, determining a second region on the display unit based on the first region, and displaying the display contents in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mei Xiang, Jian Lang, Xiaoping Zhang, Chunlong Yang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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