Patents Examined by Mansour M. Said
  • Patent number: 10262608
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit including a plurality of pixels, a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines which are connected to the plurality of pixels, a data driver applying data voltages to the plurality of data lines, and a gate driver delaying and outputting first gate signals applied to gate lines among the plurality of gate lines in a first sub-frame included in one frame and advancing and outputting second gate signals which are applied to remaining gate lines among the plurality of gate lines in a second sub-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ik Hyun Ahn, Woo Joo Lee, Hyun Sik Hwang, Bong Im Park
  • Patent number: 10223994
    Abstract: A display driving circuit having a shift register is formed on the display panel. The shift register includes a first stage having first and second transistors and a second stage having a third and fourth transistor. A voltage of a control electrode of the first transistor is boosted by a voltage of a first pulse line changing from low to high. In an On state, the second transistor connects the control electrode of the first transistor and a constant voltage line. A voltage of a control electrode of the third transistor is boosted by a voltage of a second pulse line changing from low to high. In an On state, the fourth transistor connects the control electrode of the third transistor and a constant voltage line. The fourth transistor is switched on by a signal from the first stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Japan Display Inc., Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Miyazawa, Iwao Takemoto, Atsushi Hasegawa, Masahiro Maki, Kazutaka Goto
  • Patent number: 10210841
    Abstract: A pull-to-view image user interface feature is disclosed. In some embodiments, a page comprising a mobile application interface is provided via a display configured to receive tactile input. In response to receiving a tactile input comprising a swipe on the page via the display, an image associated with the page is provided. In the event of detecting a release of the received tactile input, an image gallery associated with the page is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Yelp Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Singley, Gabriel Handford, Madhu Prabaker, Yoni de Beule
  • Patent number: 10191311
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display panel and a backlight source, the display panel having an upper substrate and a lower substrate disposed opposite to the upper substrate. The display device further includes a transparent solar battery arranged at the upper substrate, a photosensitive coating arranged in a non-transparent region of the display panel and configured to sense the light from the backlight source, and a signal processing unit connected to the photosensitive coating and the transparent solar battery. The signal processing unit determines the working state of the display device according to changes in resistance of the photosensitive coating, and makes the transparent solar battery recharge or not recharge a rechargeable battery of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Bai, Jiuxia Yang, Feng Bai
  • Patent number: 10186211
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided that employ one or more of a variety of techniques for reducing the time required to display high resolution images on a high dynamic range display having a light source layer and a display layer. In one technique, the image resolution is reduced, an effective luminance pattern is determined for the reduced resolution image, and the resolution of the effective luminance pattern is then increased to the resolution of the—display layer. In another technique, the light source layer's point spread function is decomposed into a plurality of components, and an effective luminance pattern is determined for each component. The effective luminance patterns are then combined to produce a total effective luminance pattern. Additional image display time reduction techniques are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lorne A. Whitehead, Helge Seetzen, Gregory John Ward, Wolfgang Heidrich
  • Patent number: 10127856
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof, the display apparatus including: a display unit which includes a plurality of pixels with an organic light emitting diode (OLED); a power supply which supplies power to the display unit; an image processor which processes an image signal in accordance with the plurality of pixels; and a controller which divides the frame into a plurality of sub-frames, assigns bit weights to each of the divided sub-frames, and controls the power supply to supply a voltage which is adjusted by the assigned bit weights in accordance with the sub-frames to the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-hoon Lee, Myoung-jun Lee, Eun-il Cho, Byeong-cheol Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10120508
    Abstract: A touch sensor including first touch electrode lines extending in one direction and second touch electrode lines extending in a diagonal direction sloped with respect to the first touch electrode lines. A first touch electrode line intersects a second touch electrode line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se Hyoung Cho, Il Gon Kim, Kyung-Hoon Kim, Sang Jin Jeon
  • Patent number: 10114477
    Abstract: A display device is provided, which includes a jog switch which performs a moving operation in a plurality of directions and a push operation, a display unit which displays a first user interface (UI) for adjusting a channel or a volume of the display device or a second UI for adjusting other functions of the display device in accordance with a first operation of the jog switch, and a control unit which adjusts a selected function of the display device in accordance with a second operation of the jog switch in which is performed in a state where the first UI or the second UI is displayed. The jog switch is formed to project for a predetermine height from a surface of the display device, and thus a user can find the jog switch easily and promptly even is the jog switch is obstructed from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-ho Kim, Chang-joo Jung
  • Patent number: 10115330
    Abstract: A converting method of driving data of display panels having a plurality of display areas includes: A) initializing M to be zero; B) A(m, n)=1?q×M, wherein q is greater than zero and smaller than one, (m, n) represents a coordinate of the display area, and A(m, n) represents to adjustment parameters corresponding to the display area; C) converting inputted RGB data into intermediate RGBW data corresponding to the display area in accordance with the adjustment parameter; D) calculating a color saturation value of the HSV color space in accordance with the intermediate RGBW data; E) determining whether the color saturation value is not smaller than a predetermined saturation value corresponding to the display area; and F) outputting the intermediate RGBW data when the color saturation value is not smaller than the predetermined saturation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd, Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Man Li
  • Patent number: 10073541
    Abstract: Applications such as gesture detection and head tracking can utilize one or more imaging elements on a computing device. While it can be desirable to hide these elements as much as possible so as to have minimal impact on the design or appearance of the device, hiding the elements can cause users to inadvertently cover or block these elements when performing certain actions. When one or more of these elements are determined to be blocked or obscured by a user, the device can provide one or more indicators or cues that can indicate not only that the user is blocking an element, but also indicates the location of the element. The cues can take the form of circles, arcs, arrows, or other elements that can guide the user to the location of an element. Other indicators can be used as well, as may include audio and/or haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Leo B. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10061420
    Abstract: A first substrate includes a gate line extending in a first direction, a source line extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, a switching element which is connected to the gate line and the source line, and a pixel electrode which is connected to the switching element. The first substrate includes a common electrode which is opposed to the pixel electrode, and a detection electrode element necessary for sensing a state of closeness of a conductor brought externally, that extends parallel to the common electrode and is formed of a metallic material. By this structure, power consumption of a drive electrode of an input sensor can be reduced, and improvement of a drive frequency can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Kohei Azumi, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Hayato Kurasawa
  • Patent number: 10055046
    Abstract: Described herein are devices, methods and computer readable media that allow a device with a touch-screen to respond to different pressure inputs. For example, while the device displays a plurality of media controls on the touch screen, it detects a gesture at a location corresponding to a respective medial control. In accordance with a determination that the gesture meets first pressure criteria, the device performs a first media operation associated with the respective media control; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture meets second pressure criteria different from the first pressure criteria, the device performs a second media operation associated with a second media control that is different from the first media operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerhard Lengeling, Jonathan J. Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 10042476
    Abstract: A channel scan architecture for detecting touch events on a touch sensor panel is disclosed. The channel scan architecture can combine drive logic, sense channels and channel scan logic on a single monolithic chip. The channel scan logic can be configured to implement a sequence of scanning processes in a panel subsystem without intervention from a panel processor. The channel scan architecture can provide scan sequence control to enable the panel processor to control the sequence in which individual scans are implemented in the panel subsystem. Type of scans that can be implemented in the panel subsystem can include a spectral analysis scan, touch scan, phantom touch scan, ambient light level scan, proximity scan and temperature scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas James Wilson, Christoph H. Krah, Minh-Dieu Thi Vu
  • Patent number: 10032405
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display device and a method for driving the same are provided. The organic light-emitting display device analyzes input image data in unit of a window mask to detect a halftone data block, adjusts a voltage corresponding to grayscale 0 of center data disposed at the center of the halftone data block to a voltage higher than 0V, and adjusts the voltage corresponding to grayscale 0 in a data block other than the halftone data block to 0V, such that a data voltage swing width at low grayscales can be reduced so as to prevent voltage drop in pixels, thereby improving picture quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaehyeong Jeong, Seonggyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9990354
    Abstract: An information displaying apparatus having a touch-panel display unit is provided. An information obtaining unit obtains explanation information of a direction word specified by user, and displays the obtained explanation information of the direction word on the touch-panel displaying unit. When the user touches on the touch-panel display unit, a multi-touch detecting unit detects touch positions on the touch-panel display unit. A shift judging unit judges whether a distance between the detected touch positions has increased or decreased, when the user shifts the touch positions on the touch-panel display unit. A display-information controlling unit displays detailed explanation information of the direction word, when the shift judging unit determines that the distance between the touch positions has increased, and displays simplified explanation information of the direction word, when the shift judging unit determines that the distance between the touch positions has decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Toriyama
  • Patent number: 9989945
    Abstract: A data collection system controller that includes a housing such as a cover. The housing includes a user facing section and a support facing section defining a hole. The controller also includes a first input device adjacent the user facing section and a second input device. The second input device includes a knob comprising a third input device and a rotatable shaft extending through the hole and partially disposed within the knob. In one embodiment, the second input device is an XYZ joystick with a button. In one embodiment, the joystick and the first input device are angled relative to each other on either side of an elbow joint. In part, the invention relates to a method of controlling the display of image data obtained with respect to a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LIGHTLAB IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Desmond Christopher Adler, Joshua M. Gomes, David Winston, Susan Moynihan
  • Patent number: 9972059
    Abstract: The present approach includes presenting an e-book having content, in which the content includes selected content and non-selected content. The method includes receiving a first prompt to hide the selected content of the e-book and hiding the selected content, in response to the first prompt, while presenting the non-selected content of the e-book. The method further includes receiving a second prompt to reveal the hidden content of the e-book and temporarily revealing the hidden content, in response to the second prompt, while presenting the non-selected content of the e-book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Gunduzhan Acar
  • Patent number: 9958474
    Abstract: A pointer is rotational relative to the screen. A driver unit rotates the pointer. An imaging device detects an image of the pointer sends a signal of the image. A controller receives the signal of the image from the imaging device. The screen indicates a graphic. The controller modifies the graphic according to the signal of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ke Bi, Takaaki Muramatsu, Jill DeGowske
  • Patent number: 9953584
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for lighting displays such as those associated with electrophoretic display (EPD) devices such as e-readers or any other display technologies or applications. In an embodiment, an EPD device is provided with a number of internal LEDs or other suitable light source generally disposed along at least a portion of the display perimeter. The light can be activated in situations where the available ambient light is inadequate for viewing the display. Light from the light source is distributed across the display, and in some embodiments can be adjusted to provide a desired degree of brightness. The light can be turned on or off via an existing single press-button or otherwise tactile, physical user interface that serves multiple functions. This user interface can be readily found and engaged by the user without the benefit of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Nook Digital, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Williams, Chen-Je Huang
  • Patent number: 9952624
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover comprising a decoration 11 which is visible to a user when the cover is connected to an electronic device. In order to enhance the functions provided by such a cover, it is proposed that the cover further comprises contact sensitive means 22, 23 arranged such that they generate an electrical signal when a part 12 of the decoration 11 associated to the contact sensitive means 22, 23 is touched, and connection means 24, 25 for electrically connecting the contact sensitive means 22, 23 to processing means. The invention relates equally to an electronic device with such a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kalle Suurpaa, Antti Kujala