Patents Examined by Lun-Yi Lao
  • Patent number: 9552083
    Abstract: A multi-function touch pen for a portable electronic device includes a pen body and an audio output module. The pen body includes a touching input terminal, located at a first end of the pen body for inputting information to the portable electronic device, and an audio input unit located adjacent to the touch input terminal for inputting audio signals to the portable electronic device. The audio output module is located at a second end of the pen body for outputting audio signals generated from the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi-Ru Chen
  • Patent number: 9552101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a touch screen panel and a touch screen assembly including the touch screen panel, the touch screen panel including a substrate; a transparent electrode layer formed on the substrate and defined by a touch area; a plurality of conductive wires electrically connected to the transparent electrode layer; and an insulation film stacked on an upper surface of the transparent electrode layer, wherein each of the plurality of conductive wires is electrically connected to a conductive line inside the insulation film, and the conductive line is extended to an outside of the insulation film and exposed therefrom, whereby a PCB and conductive wires can be improved in electrical reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongchun Park, Hansoo Kim
  • Patent number: 9552769
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a display system includes a display panel having a plurality of display elements, a scan driver to control a leaky switch to select a storage capacitor of a display element of the plurality of display elements to receive a data signal, and a data driver to provide the data signal to the storage capacitor when the leaky switch is in an on state at each of an on voltage to illuminate the display element and an off voltage and to hold the on voltage at an input of the leaky switch when the leaky switch is in an off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil V. Sakariya, Tore Nauta
  • Patent number: 9547336
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present disclosure includes a body having a front surface and a rear surface, a display unit disposed on the front surface, a cover formed to allow at least part thereof to cover the front or rear surface, a window portion provided on the cover to expose at least part of the display unit in a state that the cover covers the front surface, and expose at least part of the rear surface in a state that the cover covers the rear surface, and a sensor unit provided with at least one sensor disposed at an edge portion of the window portion, wherein the sensor unit senses a user motion with respect to an inner side of the window portion in a state that the cover covers the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seojin Lee, Samsick Kim, Donghwan Yu, Sooyoung Her, Jeongyun Heo, Hyungtae Jang, Taekon Lee, Jinhae Choi
  • Patent number: 9547396
    Abstract: An in-cell multi-touch panel system includes: an in-cell touch display panel, a touch display control system. In a first frame time interval, the touch display control system drives the in-cell touch display panel and samples the sensing voltage from the in-cell touch display panel to determine whether there is an approaching external object and noise interference. In a second frame time interval, the touch display control system finds out a frequency with minimum noise for use as a frequency of the touch driving signal when the noise interference exists. In a third frame time interval, the touch display control system is based on the frequency with minimum noise to correspondingly generate the touch driving signal so as to determine whether there is an approaching external object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: FOCALTECH SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsin-Hao Wang, Yen-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 9542008
    Abstract: An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating an image display apparatus includes displaying an image of specific content, receiving a wheel input from an input device, moving a screen or an object within the screen according to the wheel input, and displaying the moved screen or object. A distance for which the screen or the object within the screen moves according to the wheel input is changed based on the displayed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yongki Ahn, Myungjae Jo, Kubong Min
  • Patent number: 9542878
    Abstract: A shift register unit includes a latch circuit and a transmission circuit. The latch circuit is configured to process a clock signal received by its first clock signal end and a low level signal by a NOR operation to obtain a signal and output the obtained signal when a selection signal is of a high level; during a first time period where the selection signal is of a low level, process a signal outputted by the latch circuit when the selection signal is of a high level by a NOT operation, then process the resultant signal with a feedback signal by a NOR operation to obtain a signal and output the obtained signal; output a low level signal during a time period where the selection signal is of a low level other than the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haigang Qing, Xiaojing Qi
  • Patent number: 9542872
    Abstract: A data driver for an electrophoretic display (EPD) includes multiple driver sub-circuits. Each of the driver sub-circuits includes first and second latches, first and second capacitors, a multiplexer and a comparator. The first and second latches respectively provide updated latch image data and current latch image data in response to original image data. When the updated and current latch image data correspond to different levels, the comparator controls the multiplexer in a first period to selectively couple one of the first and second capacitors to a driver end, so as to recycle charges at pixels, and controls the multiplexer in a second period to selectively couple the other of the first and second capacitors to the driver end to pre-charge the pixels with the charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: NOVATEK MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Hung Huang, Feng-Ting Pai
  • Patent number: 9542000
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide corresponding tactile sensations in accordance with a characteristic of an image displayed. Specifically, an electronic device 10 according to the present invention includes a display unit 102 configured to display an image, a touch sensor 103 configured to detect a touch, a tactile sensation providing unit 104 configured to provide the tactile sensation to a touch face of the touch sensor 103, and a control unit 109 configured to divide the image into a plurality of areas and, when the touch sensor detects the touch to a position corresponding to any of the plurality of areas, to control the tactile sensation providing unit 104 to provide the tactile sensation associated with the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Masatsugu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9535518
    Abstract: A capacitive touch screen panel and a mobile device with the panel are provided. The touch screen panel includes a glass cover for transmitting light and protecting the touch screen panel, a sensor sheet that forms an electrode pattern including first and second electrodes on the upper surface which is attached on the lower surface of the glass cover, and a noise shield sheet, coated on the lower surface of the sensor sheet, for allowing the transmission of light and blocking noise flowing to the electrode pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Goo Kang, Jung Won Kim, Ji Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9530520
    Abstract: A shift register unit, a GOA circuit, an array substrate and a display device are provided. The shift register unit comprises an input module, a charging module, a reset module, a first switch module T1 and a second switch module T2. A output terminal of the input module is connected to gate line Gi through T1 and connected to gate line Gi+3 through T2, gates of T1 and T2 are connected to a first clock signal line and a second clock signal line having a phase difference of half of a cycle. The gate lines Gi?1 and Gi+2 are connected to the input terminal of the input module through the charging module; the gate lines Gi+1 and Gi+4 are connected to the input terminal and the output terminal of the input module through the reset module. One shift register unit is shared by two gate lines, which reduces the area occupied by the GOA circuit on the array substrate, and satisfies the requirement of narrow frames of the array substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiangyang Xu
  • Patent number: 9524690
    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: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Keun Lim, Ji-Sun Kim, Kyoung-Ju Shin, Chong-Chul Chai, Jong-Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 9520086
    Abstract: A power voltage generating apparatus supplies a power voltage to a plurality of pixel circuits of a display apparatus. The power voltage generating apparatus includes: a high voltage converter to generate a high voltage; a low voltage converter to generate a low voltage; a switching circuit to alternately output the high voltage and the low voltage at a power voltage terminal as the power voltage; and a discharging unit coupled to the power voltage terminal and configured to discharge the power voltage terminal until a voltage output is converted from the high voltage to the low voltage by using the switching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Man Bae, Byeong-Doo Kang, Jin-Woo Kim, Kyoung-Jin Park
  • Patent number: 9514676
    Abstract: Provided are a pixel circuit and driving method thereof and a display apparatus. The pixel circuit comprises a first transistor (T1), a second transistor (T2), a third transistor (T3), a storage capacitor (C1), a parasitic capacitor (C2) and a light emitting device (L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhongyuan Wu, Baojiang Zhang, Liye Duan
  • Patent number: 9495025
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a device includes: a display unit for displaying a screen; a sensor for detecting an inclination of the display unit; an operating unit for detecting an operation; and a controller. The controller changes an orientation of the screen depending upon the inclination detected through the sensor and the operation detected through the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Ishikawa, Natsuhito Honda, Atsuo Chiba, Mitsutoshi Kobayashi, Nayu Nomachi, Hiroshi Tsuruta, Mitsutaka Hata, Hiroto Yahagi, Kenji Abe, Yoshiyuki Shinoda
  • Patent number: 9495073
    Abstract: A parameter input apparatus for inputting a parameter, including: a control portion configured to display, in a display portion, an operational screen for inputting the parameter; and an operating portion for operating the operational screen, wherein the control portion is configured to display, in the display portion, the operational screen that includes a target area which is a target of an operation by the operating portion and is configured such that a view of the target area and a view of the operating portion are made uniform when the operational screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kawashima, Keitaro Tomono
  • Patent number: 9497444
    Abstract: Provided is a stereoscopic display device capable of achieving good stereoscopic images with a low level of crosstalk in a wide area. A stereoscopic display device includes: a display panel; a switching liquid crystal panel arranged to overlap the display panel; a control section that controls the display panel and the switching liquid crystal panel; and a position sensor that obtains position information about a viewer and supplies the same to the control section. The display panel includes first pixel lines and second pixel lines that are arranged alternately in a vertical direction. The control section switches between a plurality of display modes including a tracking three-dimensional display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takehiro Murao, Hiroshi Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9495049
    Abstract: The touch-sensitive apparatus includes a touch sensing area, an analog-to-digital converter and a mixer. The touch sensing area has sensing pixels for receiving a touching signal to generate inducted signals. The analog-to-digital converter converts the inducted signals into digital signals. The mixer includes an in-phase multiplier, a quadrature multiplier, an in-phase summer, a quadrature summer and a Pythagorean operator. The in-phase multiplier multiplies each digital signal with a first reference signal to generate in-phase modulated signals. The quadrature multiplier multiplies each digital signal with a second reference signal to generate quadrature modulated signals. The in-phase summer respectively sums up elements of each modulated signal to generate in-phase values. The quadrature summer respectively sums up elements of each quadrature modulated signal to generate quadrature values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Guan-Ying Huang, Yaw-Guang Chang, Chang-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 9495907
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pixel driving circuit and a pixel driving method of an organic light emitting diode, the pixel driving circuit comprises: a first transistor (T1), a second transistor (T2), a third transistor (T3), a fourth transistor (T4), a fifth transistor (T5), a sixth transistor (T6), a storage capacitor (C1) and an organic light-emitting diode (OLED); which also comprises a scanning control terminal (Scan), a data signal terminal (Data), a constant current source (Iref), a control light emitting signal terminal (Em), a power supply voltage (VDD) and a power supply negative electrode (VSS); the first transistor (T1) is a driving transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Baixiang Han
  • Patent number: 9489705
    Abstract: A display device and a method for displaying an image are proposed. The first TFT and the second TFT are connected to a scan line and a data line. The first TFT and the second TFT are connected to a first sub-pixel area and a second sub-pixel area respectively. A switch unit is used for turning on/off a first current channel when the display panel is under 2D/3D display mode. The switch unit includes a third TFT for receiving a first control signal and turning a first current channel on or off according to the first control signal, and a fourth TFT for receiving a second control signal and the first control signal and providing the third TFT with the first control signal according to the second control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Wu, Wei Fu