Patents Examined by Lun-Yi Lao
  • Patent number: 9615076
    Abstract: A display device may include a frame rate determining unit configured to receive an input image signal and configured to select, based on the input image signal, one of a first frame rate and a second frame rate to be a selected frame rate. The input image signal may include luminance information. The second frame rate may be equal to a natural number times the first frame rate. The natural number may be greater than or equal to 2. The display device may further include a display panel configured to display a first image according to at least a control signal generated based on the selected frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il Yong Yoon, Ji Hoon Kim, Se Huhn Hur
  • Patent number: 9606635
    Abstract: A wearable interactive device, such as a wearable identity badge is disclosed. When a user moves the device, such as to position a display (e.g., part) of the device a sensed distance at a sensed horizontal and vertical angle, the device outputs content that is based on the position. Context data also may be used in determining the content to output, as well as any other sensed data that may be available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Hodges, Norman Timo Pohl, John Helmes, Nicolas Villar Martinez, Timothy S. Paek, Johnson Tan Apacible
  • Patent number: 9606361
    Abstract: An electronic eyeglass is disclosed. The electronic eyeglass includes a polarizing beam splitter (PBS) and an eyeglass frame. The eyeglass frame carries the PBS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Wen-Chu Yang, Chung-Te Li, Jammy Huang
  • Patent number: 9606661
    Abstract: A display device with a touch detection function including a plurality of touch detection electrodes arranged in parallel to extend in one direction, formed with a predetermined electrode pattern including an electrode portion and aperture portions, and each outputting a detection signal based on a change of an electrostatic capacitance in response to an external proximity object, a plurality of display elements formed in a layer different from a layer provided with the touch detection electrodes, and arranged by a predetermined number in a width direction in a region corresponding to the touch detection electrode, and a plurality of dummy electrodes arranged in an inter-detection-electrode region of the plurality of touch detection electrodes. The aperture portions are provided to allow an arrangement area ratio of the touch detection electrode to be almost equal to an arrangement area ratio of the dummy electrodes in the inter-detection-electrode region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Koji Ishizaki, Masanobu Ikeda, Yasuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 9607562
    Abstract: A method of driving a display panel is proposed. The method includes determining whether an input image data represents a video image or a static image, determining whether an image transition occurs in the input image data when the input image data represents the static image, and inserting a plurality of image sticking compensation frames between normal frames in a low frequency driving when the image transition occurs in the input image data between the normal frames. The number of the image sticking compensation frame may be properly adjusted during a cycle of low frequency driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi-Geun Kim, Jung-Won Kim, Ja-Kyoung Jin, Nam-Gon Choi
  • Patent number: 9607561
    Abstract: An image determination part configured to determine whether or not an image based on an input image signal is an image analogous to a polarity reversal pattern in a reversal driving scheme employed by default and to output a determination result, and a reversal pattern decision part configured to decide a reversal driving scheme based on the determination result are provided as constituent elements anterior to a liquid crystal drive unit. With regard to each unit area where the determination by the image determination part is made, the reversal pattern decision part decides the reversal driving scheme in the unit area, as a reversal driving scheme different from the reversal driving scheme employed by default, when the determination result indicates that the image based on the input image signal is the image analogous to the polarity reversal pattern in the reversal driving scheme employed by default.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ken Inada, Taketoshi Nakano, Asahi Yamato, Akizumi Fujioka
  • Patent number: 9600092
    Abstract: An accessory device for e-reader devices that allows a user to turn pages on the electronic book without having to touch the e-reader device with hands or fingers. The accessory includes a clip that attaches to the front periphery of the e-reader device, with an electrically conductive tip end or soft-tip end that engages the page-turning surface of the e-reader device. The electrically conductive tip end or soft-tip end is operated by a finger push button on the other end of a cable release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Andre Bouchard
  • Patent number: 9601082
    Abstract: The invention discloses a display substrate and a driving method thereof, and a display device. The display substrate includes a plurality of rows or columns of pixel units, wherein each row or column of pixel units include first pixel units and second pixel units which are arranged alternately, one first pixel unit and one second pixel unit are composed of three sub-pixels, and wherein the first pixel unit includes a first sub-pixel and a second sub-pixel, the second pixel unit includes the second sub-pixel and a third sub-pixel, and the first, second and third sub-pixels are arranged in turn. In the invention, three sub-pixels form two pixel units, thus the number of the sub-pixels needed to form a certain number of pixel units is decreased, and the manufacturing process is simplified and the defective rate of product is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renwei Guo, Xue Dong
  • Patent number: 9588618
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and a touch sensing method of a display device. The display device includes a timing controller temporally dividing one frame period and driving a display panel such that a display mode for displaying an image in the display panel and a touch mode for sensing a user's touch are alternately driven, and a touch sensing unit detecting the user's touch with a touch raw data difference between adjacent touch sensing blocks in the touch mode. In the display mode, the touch sensing unit generates a display compensation value for compensating for an error of the touch raw data due to a differential of display data applied to the adjacent touch sensing blocks to detect the user's touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Han Lee, Sung Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 9589526
    Abstract: A pixel for a display device includes a first pixel area, a second pixel area, and a switching transistor coupled between a data line and the first and second pixel areas. The first pixel area includes a first threshold compensation point and the second pixel area includes a second threshold compensation point. The first threshold compensation point has a turn-on period different from a turn-on period of the second threshold compensation point, and at least one of the first pixel area or the second pixel area includes an organic light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang-Sub Shin
  • Patent number: 9583067
    Abstract: The LCD device comprises a plurality of scan groups and a plurality of data electrodes; each scan group comprises a plurality of scan electrodes. The driving method comprises the following steps. First the scan driving circuit provides a plurality of scan signals to the plurality of scan electrodes of the plurality of scan groups, respectively. Each scan signal includes at least a select signal, at least a non-select signal, at least a select cycle, and at least a non-select cycle. The select signal is located in the select cycle, while the non-select signal, the non-select cycle. When an Nth scan electrode is located in the select cycle, an (N?1)th or (N+1)th scan electrode of the plurality of scan electrodes is located in the non-select cycle. Then, the data driving circuit provides a data signal to each of the data electrodes according to a plurality of display data for driving the LCD device to display an image by using the plurality of scan signals and the plurality of data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sitronix Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Chen-Yuan Yang, Kuo Ching Yen
  • Patent number: 9583070
    Abstract: A signal transmitting and receiving system of a display includes a timing controller and at least one source driver. The timing controller is arranged for transmitting a training signal and a data signal. The source driver is coupled to the timing controller via at least one data channel and a lock channel, and is arranged for receiving the training signal and the data signal via the data channel. The timing controller transmits the training signal or the data signal to the source driver by referring to a voltage level of the lock channel, and the voltage level of the lock channel is allowed to be controlled by both the timing controller and the source driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Chan-Fei Lin, Yu-Shan Chu, Guo-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 9582041
    Abstract: A touch-control display includes a first substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a display panel disposed on a side of the first surface of the first substrate, and a touch control panel disposed on a side of the second surface of the first substrate. The display panel includes a first transparent conductive layer disposed on the first surface of the first substrate, and the first transparent conductive layer is in contact with the first substrate. The touch control panel has a second transparent conductive layer disposed on the second surface of the first substrate, and the second transparent conductive layer is in contact with the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SiPix Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Lung Cheng, Chi-Mao Hung, Wei-Min Sun, Hsiao-Yuh Wang
  • Patent number: 9575589
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display unit, a sensing unit configured to acquire one or more pieces of first external state information, a wireless communication unit configured to acquire one or more pieces of second external state information, and a controller configured to change the input mode of the mobile terminal to at least one of a touch input mode with respect to a touch input corresponding to a touch operation performed on the display unit and a non-touch input mode with respect to a non-touch input that does no involves a touch operation performed on the display unit according to at least one of the first external state information and the second external state information, and to change a display screen of the display unit based on the input according to the changed input mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taeyoung Jeon, Sungchae Na
  • Patent number: 9569899
    Abstract: A method detects a real object with a wearable electronic device and displays a virtual image of the real object with the real object on a display of the wearable electronic device. The wearable electronic device displays movement of the virtual image of the real object to show a task to be completed and detects a completion of the task. The wearable electronic device moves, in response to the virtual image of the real object no longer being within a field of view of the wearable electronic device, the virtual image of the real object to an opposite side of the real object such that the virtual image of the real object is within the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 9571714
    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: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Conrad A. Shultz
  • Patent number: 9569025
    Abstract: An integrated circuit device has a touch controller with at least one input, a liquid crystal display (LCD) controller with a plurality of outputs, an external interface comprising a plurality of external pins, and a multiplexer operable in a first mode to connect the plurality of external pins with the plurality of outputs of the LCD controller and in a second mode to connect at least one of the plurality of external pins with the touch controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Keith Edwin Curtis
  • Patent number: 9563283
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a display; one or more gaze detection sensors for determining a portion of the display to which a user's gaze is currently directed to; a timer to measure periods of time associated with the user's current gaze at the display; and one or more processors operative to: receive data relating to periods of time measured by the timer and determine therefrom a characteristic rate at which the user shifts his gaze from one portion of the display to another; determine a portion of the display towards which the user's gaze was directed for a period of time longer than a period of time which is expected in accordance with his characteristic rate; identify an object included in the determined portion of the display; retrieve information that relates to the identified object; and enable displaying information which is based on the retrieved information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: INUITIVE LTD.
    Inventor: Ziv Tsoref
  • Patent number: 9563274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adaptable input/output device. One embodiment of a hardware device for facilitating an interaction between a computing system and a user includes: an interaction surface for supporting the interaction, a single actuator capable of driving a first region of the interaction surface, and a first selective clamping mechanism capable of restricting movement of one or more second regions of the interaction surface that partly intersect the first region, wherein a displacement of one or more desired portions of the interaction surface is dynamically controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Rukman Senanayake, Grit Denker, Patrick D. Lincoln, Roy D. Kornbluh, Sierra J. Lincoln, Richard P. Heydt, Harsha Prahlad, Daniel McConnell Aukes, Karl D. van Dyk, Geoffrey A. Mangus, Joseph S. Eckerle
  • Patent number: 9557820
    Abstract: Methods and systems for commencing a process based on motion detection are provided. First, a first electronic device obtains an input, and receives motion information from a second electronic device, wherein at least one sensor detects a motion of the second electronic device to generate the motion information. The first electronic device determines whether the motion information conforms to the input. When the motion information conforms to the input, a process on the first electronic device is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: NOODOE CORPORATION
    Inventor: John C. Wang