Patents Examined by Mark Edwards
  • Patent number: 10690929
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes an electronic display configured to output image light, an optics assembly configured to direct image light in a first band from the electronic display to an eye box, an eye tracking unit configured to generate eye tracking information, and a beamsplitter configured to redirect light in a second band reflected from the eye box toward the eye tracking unit and transmit the image light in the first band. The beamsplitter includes a first region and a second region, and a first portion that joins the first region and the second region is curved such that an angle between the first region and the optical axis is larger than an angle between second region and the optical axis, and the beamsplitter is positioned along the optical axis between the optics assembly and the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Brian Wheelwright, Jacques Gollier, Alexander Sohn
  • Patent number: 10692436
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display panel and a display device. The display panel has a display area and an information notification area. The display panel includes: a first organic light-emitting device arranged in the display area; a pixel driving circuit arranged in the display area, and the pixel driving circuit is configured to receive a first power voltage; and at least one second organic light-emitting device arranged in the information notification area. Each of the at least one second organic light-emitting device is electrically connected to a control circuit, and the control circuit is configured to receive a second power voltage. The second power voltage is less than the first power voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yue Li, Xingyao Zhou, Yana Gao
  • Patent number: 10684724
    Abstract: The present invention provides an in-cell touch panel sensing system and a sensing method. The in-cell touch panel sensing system comprises sensing arrays. Each sensing array comprises: sensor plates; a first multiplexer (MUX), a first analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a second MUX, a second ADC, a third MUX, a third ADC, a fourth MUX, and a fourth ADC. The first MUX is coupled to a first row of the sensor plates and a first column of the sensor plates. The first ADC is coupled to the first MUX. The second MUX is coupled to a second row of the sensor plates and a second column of the sensor plates. The third MUX is coupled to a third row of the sensor plates and a third column of the sensor plates. The fourth MUX is coupled to a fourth row of the sensor plates and a fourth column of the sensor plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Yaw-Guang Chang, Hui-Min Wang, Ren-Hao Ye
  • Patent number: 10680586
    Abstract: A spread spectrum clock generation apparatus includes a frequency modulator configured to generate an output clock signal, a frequency of which is variable with reference to a predetermined center frequency, by frequency-modulating an input clock signal according to a modulation profile signal; and a profile generator configured to generate a nested-modulation profile for controlling the frequency of the output clock signal, generate the modulation profile signal according to the nested-modulation profile, and output the modulation profile signal to the frequency modulator, wherein the profile generator is further configured to generate the nested-modulation profile by varying a cycle and a change range of a triangle modulation profile having a triangle waveform pattern having a pre-designated cycle and a pre-designated amplitude with reference to the center frequency in a time-frequency domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaehun Jun, Hyunkyu Park
  • Patent number: 10672847
    Abstract: A display device includes: thin film transistors (TFTs) on a substrate, pixel electrodes (PEs) respectively connected to the TFTs, common electrode blocks (CEBs) on the substrate, each CEB forming an electric field with a respective PE, touch sensing lines (TSLs) respectively connected to the CEBs, a lower planarization layer (PL) between the TFTs and the TSLs, an upper PL between the TSLs and one of: the PEs and the CEBs, an upper protective film between the PEs and the CEBs, and pixel contact holes extending through the lower PL and the upper PL to expose respective drain electrodes of the TFTs, wherein a side surface of each of the lower PL and the upper PL, exposed through the pixel contact holes, contacts one of: the upper protective film and the PEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Hee Nam, Jung-Ho Bang, Jung-Sun Beak, Seong-Joo Lee
  • Patent number: 10642379
    Abstract: A stylus includes a pen body, an internal circuit, at least one modular function device, and a pen head disposed at a lower part of the pen body and including a first conductive part. The modular function device includes a circuit module disposed inside a main body thereof and electrically connected to connection interfaces disposed on upper and lower sides of the main body, respectively. The connection interface of the modular function device can be mounted on the adapted connection interface of the pen body, and two adjacent modular function devices can be concatenated with each other through the adapted connection interfaces thereof. As a result, according to the user's requirement, the stylus can be extended with various modular function devices, and the modular function device mounted on the stylus can also be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Egalax_Empia Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 10642441
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product for managing windows in a computer system. The computer system tracks a directional movement of information displayed for a set of applications within a group of display devices to form historical movement information, wherein the directional movement is in response to a user input from a user. Characteristics are identified by the computer system for a current group of display devices. The computer system displays a group of the windows for the set of applications within the current group of display devices based on the historical movement information and the characteristics detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Belinda M. Vennam, Ramratan Vennam, Spencer T. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10642568
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a projector and an electronic ink display. For example, a system may include an electronic ink display device and a projector device. The electronic ink display device may display first content, and the projector device may project second content onto the electronic ink display device such that the second content is overlaid on the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert Campbell
  • Patent number: 10643537
    Abstract: An OLED display device capable of preventing luminance deviation caused by a voltage drop of an EVDD is disclosed. The OLED display device generates a reference voltage, a voltage level of which varies with distance from the data driver and supplies the reference voltage to the display panel through the data driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Chul Kwon, Jang-Hwan Kim, Dong-Won Park, Jong-Min Park, Joon-Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10635184
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a determination unit configured to perform determination of execution or non-execution of a manipulation based on a pause of a manipulation position specified through a manipulation of pointing to a display plane using a manipulating body at a position apart from the display plane, and a control unit configured to issue a command corresponding to the manipulation when the determination unit determines execution of the manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuji Takimoto, Yusuke Sakai, Tomohiro Ishii, Atsushi Izumihara, Osamu Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10627678
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a display module including a first display substrate and a second display substrate facing the first display substrate; and a first substantially transparent magnetic layer and a second substantially transparent magnetic layer both of which on a side of the second display substrate distal to the first display substrate and spaced apart from each other. The first substantially transparent magnetic layer and the second substantially transparent magnetic layer are configured to face each other with their sides having a same magnetic polarity to generate a mutually repulsive force between each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiongcan Zuo
  • Patent number: 10627898
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for a user to control a device. According to the invention, the method comprises the following steps:—identification of a device located in a viewing direction of the user (100) by means of analysis of at least one image obtained by an image sensor (111) and containing at least part of the user's (100) face; determination of an oral instruction; transmission of a command associated with the determined oral instruction to the device identified. The invention also relates to a control device (110) in which such a method can be carried out, as well as a system (110, 121, 122) and a motor vehicle (130) comprising such a device (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Achraf Ben-Hamadou
  • Patent number: 10631079
    Abstract: A computer peripheral includes a stylus having a capacitive stylus nib and an earpiece dock. An earpiece is removably dockable at the earpiece dock. The earpiece includes a speaker, an earpiece battery, and a wireless radio configured to communicatively couple with a host device. The computer peripheral further includes a charger configured to receive power, and while the earpiece is docked, to use the power to charge the earpiece battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Prajakta Ashish Kulkarni, Ashish Arvind Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10620714
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to configuration based operation modes. In some examples, a mobile computing device may include an integrated physical keyboard and an integrated display. The mobile computing device may include a memory resource comprising executable instructions to determine a configuration of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may include a memory resource comprising executable instructions to disable the integrated display and enable an operation mode permitting utilization of the physical keyboard with a non-integrated display based on the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Alexander Wayne Clark
  • Patent number: 10621953
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device for controlling display refresh rate of an electronic device include operations as follows. When there is at least one foreground application currently running is a predefined application of a white list, a predefined refresh rate of the at least one foreground application is obtained and a target refresh rate of a display screen of the electronic device is determined according to the predefined refresh rate of the at least one foreground application. A frame buffer of the electronic device is controlled to send frame data to be displayed to the display screen at the same frequency as the target refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongpeng Yi, Deliang Peng, Shengjun Gou, Xiaori Yuan, Gaoting Gan, Zhiyong Zheng, Hai Yang
  • Patent number: 10620664
    Abstract: A foldable display panel, a display device, an image compensation method and an image compensation device are provided. The foldable display panel includes a first display panel and a second display panel which are foldable toward each other along a joining edge, and each of sub-pixels on the two display panels has an optical information detecting function. In a case that the first display panel and the second display panel are in a folded state, each of the sub-pixels on one display panel is used for detecting optical information of a corresponding sub-pixel on the other display panel, to perform optical compensation on the sub-pixel. Since optical information detection and image compensation are performed in a case that the foldable display panel is in the folded state, the use of the foldable display panel is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Yang, Bojia Lv, Xiangzi Kong
  • Patent number: 10613645
    Abstract: Features of the present disclosure solve the above-identified problem by implementing techniques to detect the contact or proximity of a stylus to a display screen of a computer device in the absence of pressure information within the constraints of existing pen protocols. To this end, a digitizer associated with the display screen of the computer device may determine when the stylus is touching (or significantly close) the screen when a signal communication between the pen and digitizer exceeds a threshold (e.g., time or voltage).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Connor Lawrence Weins, David Abzarian
  • Patent number: 10599236
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a trackpad may be provided. The trackpad may include: a sensor configured to sense a position of a plurality of fingers; and a mode determination circuit configured to select in which mode of a plurality of modes to operate the trackpad based on an output of the sensor. The plurality of modes may include at least two of the following modes: a cursor mode; a steering mode; and a virtual mouse mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell David Thompson, Jesse Michael Recinos, Michael Rodney Dilley
  • Patent number: 10600347
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an organic light emitting display device that performs sensing and compensation for a characteristic value of a subpixel, and provide the organic light emitting display device that detects whether a sensing environment has a defect via transceiving a signal between a controller and a data driver before sensing is performed in a period in which the characteristic value of the subpixel is sensed, and controls sensing of the characteristic value of the subpixel according to detection of whether the sensing environment has a defect. According to the present disclosure, an error of sensing data due to a defect in the sensing environment may be prevented and an image abnormality due to compensation performed based on erroneous sensing data may be prevented, by detecting a defect in the sensing environment and stopping sensing of the characteristic value of the subpixel when the sensing environment has a defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: MooKyoung Hong
  • Patent number: 10585278
    Abstract: A method of generating a surface model of a physical environment includes obtaining an image of the physical environment. The method also includes generating a planar polygon mesh from at least the image. The method further includes extracting a boundary polygon of the planar polygon mesh. Moreover, the method includes generating a convex hull for the boundary polygon of the surface mesh. In addition, the method includes generating a minimal area oriented boundary polygon from the convex hull. The method may also include generating a maximal area oriented internal polygon inside of the boundary polygon of the planar polygon mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Ng-Thow-Hing