Patents Examined by Mark Edwards
  • Patent number: 11455138
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing client-specific access to operations data for an electronic display assembly utilized by a number of different clients are provided. Operations data is received from sensors at the electronic display assembly and assigned various client identifiers. Login information is received from a client device and verified. A particular client identifier is received from the client device and the databases are queried to identify all portions of the operations data assigned the particular client identifier for transmission to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliot Newnham, Brock Bearchell
  • Patent number: 11455139
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed herein. The electronic device includes a display, a wireless communication circuit, and electrical connector and a processor. The processor implements the method, including: detecting whether the electronic device is communicatively connected to an external display device through a wireless communication circuit or an electrical connector, when the electronic device is communicatively disconnected from the external display device, displaying, on the display, a first user interface for configuring a first screen timeout time associated with the display, when the electronic device is communicatively connected to the external display device, displaying a first screen on the display, and displaying a second screen on the external display device, the second screen different from the first screen, and displaying, on the external display device, a second user interface for configuring a second screen timeout time related to the external display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Byoungho Jung, Chihyun Cho, Hyewon Koo, Yongjin Kwon, Byungseok Jung
  • Patent number: 11441805
    Abstract: Various embodiments of smart thermostats are presented herein. A smart thermostat can include a thermostat housing defining a rounded front aperture and having a sidewall. The smart thermostat can include a capacitive touch strip that senses a plurality of gestures. The smart thermostat can include an electronic display. The electronic display may be caused to display icons arranged in a graphical arc. The smart thermostat may include a reflective cover positioned such that the electronic display is viewed through the reflective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ranhee Chung, Dongkyu Lee, Sung Kyun Bai, Maj Isabelle Olsson, Andrew William Goldenson, Justin Wodrich, William Dong, Sathya Kurcharlapati, Eyal Ron, Prathik Muppidi
  • Patent number: 11440464
    Abstract: Systems and methods for replicating vehicular illumination are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system includes a detector configured to sense light emitted by a host light of a host vehicle for detecting a lighting state of the host light. The system also includes a communications system configured to communicate the detected lighting state between the host light and the remote light. Further, the system includes a remote light being located on one of the host vehicle and an operator of the host vehicle and configured to replicate the lighting state of the host light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: International Research Institute
    Inventor: Robert Ernest Troxler
  • Patent number: 11435833
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a detection sensor which detects a wave motion coming from an object present within a predetermined range and outputs a detection signal; an object detection unit which detects an object present within the predetermined range based on the detection signal output from the detection sensor; a gesture detection unit which detects a gesture according to the movement of the object based on the detection signal output from the detection sensor; and a detection resolution control unit which sets the detection resolution of the detection sensor to a first resolution when detecting the object present within the predetermined range, and sets the detection resolution of the detection sensor to a second resolution higher in resolution than the first resolution when detecting the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Kosugi
  • Patent number: 11436955
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described for dynamic modification of digital signage based on device edge analytics and engagement. For instance, the described techniques enable content output of a signage device to be dynamically modified based on different environmental conditions, such as human behaviors indicating likely interest in an instance and/or type of content. Further, different types of sensor data are utilized to automatically detect such behaviors, such as via sensor mounted to and/or adjacent a signage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: James Joseph Stoklosa, Kalyanaraman Balasubramaniam Krishnan
  • Patent number: 11429212
    Abstract: A touch detection device is provided and includes driving electrodes for detecting an external proximity object, extending in first direction and arranged in second direction; first voltage line extending in second direction; second voltage line extending in second direction; third voltage line extending in second direction, third voltage line being narrower in than first voltage line and second voltage line in width; and switching circuit for electrically connecting driving electrodes and first voltage line, second voltage line, or third voltage line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Ito, Hiroshi Mizuhashi, Makoto Hayashi, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Tadayoshi Katsuta
  • Patent number: 11422659
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a touch sensing unit and a touch display device, in which touch routing lines can be arranged so as not to overlap signal lines supplying a signal for driving a display and the area of an electrode located between the signal line and in which the touch routing line can be reduced, thereby reducing parasitic capacitance between the signal line and the touch routing line. In addition, it is possible to further reduce noise due to the signal lines and to improve the performance of touch sensing by distributing noise due to the signal lines through touch dummy electrodes positioned between the touch electrodes and the touch routing lines so as to overlap the signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HwiDeuk Lee, YangSik Lee, YongChan Park, ChangSeok Oh
  • Patent number: 11422665
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to touch display devices, and more particularly, to a touch display device capable of reducing the number of touch lines and touch channels through a structure in which touch electrodes are arranged in diagonal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: CheolSe Kim
  • Patent number: 11425310
    Abstract: An optical shutter device includes: a projection shutter disposed in front of a projection device that projects an AR image onto an object surface with a local content; an imaging shutter disposed in front of an image capturing device that captures a local image of the local content; and a controller that electrically drives the projection and imaging shutters and switches the optical shutter device between a projection state and an imaging state. In the projection state, the controller electrically drives: the projection shutter to an open state, and the imaging shutter to a closed state. In the imaging state, the controller electrically drives: the projection shutter to the closed state, and the imaging shutter to the open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jason James Grams
  • Patent number: 11409367
    Abstract: An apparatus for manipulating an object includes first and second gesture controllers, each operatively connected to the object and structured and programmed such that, in a first-action active state, each can causes a first action to be carried out on the object by an appropriate first-action gesture made in the gesture controller. Only one of the first and second gesture controllers at any given time is capable of being in the first-action active state, and the first-action active state is transferable between the first and second gesture controllers upon the detecting of a first-action transfer gesture by one of said first gesture controller and said second gesture controller. Specific gesture control apparatus and methods for manipulating an object are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Nanotronics Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Putman, John B. Putman, Paul Roossin
  • Patent number: 11409361
    Abstract: A computer device is provided that includes a display device, and a sensor system configured to be mounted adjacent to a user's head and to measure an electrical potential near one or more electrodes of the sensor system. The computer device further includes a processor configured to present a periodic motion-based visual stimulus having a changing motion that is frequency-modulated for a target frequency or code-modulated for a target code, detect changes in the electrical potential via the one or more electrodes, identify a corresponding visual evoked potential feature in the detected changes in electrical potential that corresponds to the periodic motion-based visual stimulus, and recognize a user input to the computing device based on identifying the corresponding visual evoked potential feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wilson, Hakim Si Mohammed, Christian Holz, Adrian Kuo Ching Lee, Ivan Jelev Tashev, Hannes Gamper, Edward Bryan Cutrell, David Emerson Johnston, Dimitra Emmanouilidou, Mihai R. Jalobeanu
  • Patent number: 11409488
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is provided. The mobile communication includes a first touch display forming a portion of a first surface of the mobile communication device, a second touch display forming a portion of a second surface of the mobile communication device, and a processor configured to display in the first touch display a first screen corresponding to an application executed in a first folding state while a state of the device is the first folding state, identify the state of the mobile communication device changing to a second folding state, and display in the second touch display, based on the identification, a second screen corresponding to the application and an image partially overlapping the second screen, a touch input on the second touch display while the second screen and the image are displayed in the second touch display as overlapping is configured to not be processed as an input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongjin Kwon, Hyoyeon Kim, Wooyoung Park, Sukjae Lee, Byungseok Jung, Seonghoon Choi, Jongwu Baek
  • Patent number: 11402871
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media containing instructions for causing at least one processor to perform operations for integrating a moveable input device with a virtual display projected via a wearable extended reality appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: MULTINARITY LTD
    Inventors: Tamir Berliner, Tomer Kahan, Orit Dolev, Doron Assayas Terre, Aviv Burshtein
  • Patent number: 11402928
    Abstract: In one example, a mouse may include a base for movement along a horizontal surface, first and second sets of pins disposed in the base, and an upper shell movable relative to the base between multiple mode positions. The upper shell may include a first button and a second button. The first button and the second button may electrically connect to the first set of pins in a first mode position. The first button and the second button may electrically connect to the second set of pins in a second mode position to switch functions of the first button and the second button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Chung-Ying Wu
  • Patent number: 11402063
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided which includes: a head-mounted display, a C-shaped wearing assembly matching a head contour of a human body, and a connection assembly, the C-shaped wearing assembly being made of a deformable material; wherein an end of the connection assembly is connected to an end of the C-shaped wearing assembly, the other end of the connection assembly is connected to the head-mounted display via a connection shaft, an axial line of the connection shaft passing through a center of gravity of the head-mounted display; wherein the other end of the C-shaped wearing assembly is snapping into the occipital bone of the human body, such that the head-mounted display fits with the face of the human body. The present disclosure may ensure that the head-mounted display in the wearable device is closely attached to the face of the user, thereby preventing light leakage, wearing comfortlessness, and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhanshan Ma, Wenhong Tian, Dong Chen, Hao Zhang, Lili Chen, Zhiyu Sun
  • Patent number: 11404008
    Abstract: A display element includes a light-emitting unit of a current drive type, and a drive unit that drives the light-emitting unit, in which the drive unit includes a capacitance unit, a drive transistor that causes a current corresponding to a voltage held by the capacitance unit to flow through the light-emitting unit, and a write transistor that writes a signal voltage to the capacitance unit, the drive transistor and the write transistor are formed in a state of being separated by an element isolation region, on a semiconductor substrate, and a capacitance generated in a portion where the drive transistor and the write transistor face each other through the element isolation region functions as at least a part of the capacitance unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Kimura
  • Patent number: 11404024
    Abstract: A signal adjusting device and method, and a test equipment. The signal adjusting device includes: a level controller, a level circuit, a comparison circuit and a selecting circuit. The level circuit is electrically connected with the selecting circuit; the level controller is configured to perform a level adjustment to a first signal, so as to generate a level signal, and the generated level signal is outputted by the level circuit; the comparison circuit is configured to: determine that the level signal meets a preset condition, and generate and output a corresponding feedback signal to the selecting circuit, in response to determining that the level signal satisfies the preset condition; and the selecting circuit is configured to output, as an adjusted signal, the level signal corresponding to the feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Yup Min, Zhi Zhang, Xiuzhu Tang, Shuai Chen, Taoliang Tang, Zhenguo Tian, Xuebo Liang, Shuang Hu, Lijun Xiong, Xing Dong
  • Patent number: 11402942
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an array substrate and a display device. The array substrate includes: a base substrate; a plurality of gate lines on the base substrate; and a touch electrode layer located on a side, away from the base substrate, of a layer where the gate lines are located. The touch electrode layer includes a plurality of touch electrodes, and the touch electrodes are provided with first hollowed-out areas at the positions of at least part of the gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Liu, Shijun Wang, Wenkai Mu, Bo Feng, Xinlan Yang, Xiaoxiao Chen, Yang Wang, Zhan Wei, Tengfei Ding, Xiaofeng Yin
  • Patent number: 11402929
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an electronic pen mainboard and an electronic pen. The electronic pen mainboard includes a mainboard ground, a ground line, a radio frequency signal feeder line, an antenna and a radio frequency chip. The antenna includes a radiating part distributed in an S shape; a ground part connected with the radiating part and connected with the mainboard ground through the ground line; and a transceiving part connected with the radiating part and connected with the radio frequency chip through the radio frequency signal feeder line. On a plane where the mainboard ground is located, the ground line is perpendicular to the radio frequency signal feeder line. The radio frequency chip is responsible for radio communication to realize remote wireless connection and control of each function; and the antenna is responsible for transmitting and receiving a radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Tao Li, Enhui Guan