Patents Examined by Michael Faragalla
  • Patent number: 10969912
    Abstract: A capacitive sensing and sampling circuit and method thereof are disclosed. The capacitive sensing and sampling circuit has a voltage source, a sensing unit and a detecting circuit. The detecting unit has a first sensing output unit, a second sensing output unit and a sampling unit. The first and second sensing output units are electrically connected to an output of the sensing unit and the sampling unit. Therefore, by increasing the number of alternatively sensing the capacitive sensing component to obtain more capacitive signals, the number of sampling the sensed capacitive signal is relatively increased. Therefore, the white noise interference for the capacitive sensing and sampling circuit is effectively suppressed, so the signal-to-noise ratio is increased and accuracy of detecting coordinates of the touch object is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kun-Lin Hsieh, Jyun-Yu Chen, Chia-Hsing Lin
  • Patent number: 10971096
    Abstract: A display device includes a sensing storage line disposed in a first direction; a sensing data line disposed in a second direction; pixel thin film transistors which includes a first gate electrode connected to a gate line, a first source electrode connected to a data line, and a first drain electrode spaced apart from the first source electrode; and sensor thin film transistors which include a second gate electrode connected to the sensing storage line, a second source electrode electrically connected to the sensing data line, and a second drain electrode spaced apart from the second source electrode, wherein the second drain electrode may be electrically connected to the first drain electrode to share a pixel storage capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daeyoung Seo, Joon Heo, YoungMin Jeong, SeungHwan Shin
  • Patent number: 10963104
    Abstract: A touch sensing apparatus is disclosed, comprising a light transmissive panel that defines a touch surface, an opposite rear surface, and panel sides extending between the touch surface and rear surface. The panel sides define a perimeter of the light transmissive panel. The touch sensing apparatus comprises a plurality of light emitters and detectors arranged along the perimeter and adjacent the panel sides, a light guide arranged along the perimeter and having a first reflective surface comprising a diffusive light scattering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FlatFrog Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Håkan Bergström, Aleksander Kocovski
  • Patent number: 10963079
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device including a touch panel, a display panel opposed to the touch panel and an insulating material is provided. The touch panel includes a first substrate which is provided throughout a sensor area and a peripheral area, a first electrode and a second electrode, and an opposed portion which is located in an outermost periphery of the sensor area and where the first electrode and the second electrode are opposed to each other. The insulating material is located in a region overlapping the opposed portion or on a peripheral area side with respect to the opposed portion and contacts the touch panel and the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Kinichi Aoki, Hiromasa Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10963108
    Abstract: A method implemented in a system for deriving a position of a pen on a sensor panel by transmitting and receiving signals via capacitive coupling between a pen tip electrode of the pen and the sensor panel, includes: transmitting a first signal indicating a reference time of one frame period via the sensor panel, from a sensor controller that performs a pen detecting operation only at one or more specific time periods in the one frame period; and transmitting a burst signal that does not include a data signal indicating an operating state of the pen, from the pen that has detected the first signal, at each of the one or more specific time periods in the frame period indicated by the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadao Yamamoto, Haruhiko Hisano
  • Patent number: 10937378
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a display panel and a display method, the display panel includes multiple pixel arrangement units including a first pixel arrangement unit and a second pixel arrangement unit, at least a portion of the sub-pixel regions of the first pixel arrangement unit are vacant sub-pixel regions, each sub-pixel region of the second pixel arrangement unit has one sub-pixel, the display method includes: generating an original image composed of multiple virtual pixels, adjacent virtual sub-pixels in any two adjacent virtual pixels correspond to a single sub-pixel region; controlling color original components of the virtual pixels corresponding to the vacant sub-pixel regions to be 0, acquiring color original components of the virtual sub-pixels in remaining virtual pixels; calculating a display component of each sub-pixel according to the corresponding color original component of a same color in at least one virtual pixel corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Zhenzhen Li, Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10928853
    Abstract: A transparent display device having an optical transmissive region and a circuit layout region is provided. A light transmittance of the optical transmissive region is greater than that of the circuit layout region. The transparent display device includes a plurality of display elements and a driving circuit. The display elements are disposed in the optical transmissive region or the circuit layout region. The driving circuit is disposed in the circuit layout region and is electrically connected with the display elements. The transparent display device satisfies: 0.1<light spot spreading degree <1.1+0.78×exp (0.0072×resolution), and 10%<aperture ratio <90%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yu-Tang Tsai, Shin-Hong Kuo, Yu-Hsiang Tsai, Chih-Chia Chang, Hung-Chuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10921911
    Abstract: A smart watch is disclosed which may be controlled remotely using any of a variety of communications control links and control modules that are not part of the watch itself. The control links include RF, Bluetooth, Optical, Hardwired and Artificial Intelligence (Al) control links; operating in combination with tactile, audio and/or visual/motion sensing control mechanisms (modules). The disclosed smart watch optionally includes an expandable speaker extending from the wrist band of the watch to allow for the speaker to easily be placed next to the user's ear while in use. The Bluetooth speaker may be removable and may be used with other wireless devices. Methods, apparatus and systems incorporating the disclosed teachings are particularly well suited to support use of a smart watch by the disabled; and allows for both “hands free” and/or remote smart watch operation and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Edy Arnulfo Villeda Berganza
  • Patent number: 10916177
    Abstract: A display apparatus in which each unit pixel includes four sub-pixels is provided. The four sub-pixels of each unit pixel may sequentially receive a data line through single data line. Two sub-pixels disposed on a side of the data line may be connected to a reference voltage supply line by a reference connecting line intersecting the data line. Two sub-pixels disposed another side of the data line may be connected to the data line by a data connection line intersecting the reference voltage supply line. An intersection region of the reference connection line and the data line may have the same area as an intersection region of the data connection line and the reference voltage supply line. Thus, in the display apparatus, the variation in the charging rate due to the parasitic capacitance difference of the data connection line and the reference connection line may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Ho Kim, Il-Gi Jeong, Ung-Gi Lee, In-Cheol Park, Ha-Na Jung, Dong-Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10916163
    Abstract: A display system useful for achieving a wide field of view infinity effect. The system includes a frame assembly adapted for mounting on a wall of viewing space. The system includes a display element with a display surface. The system includes a magnifying lens supported within the frame assembly with a rear surface facing the display surface and with a front surface facing the viewing space. The rear surface of the magnifying lens is parallel to the display surface of the display element and is separated from the display surface by a separation distance less than a focal length of the magnifying lens, e.g., a value such that a ratio of the separation distance to the focal length is in the range of 0.169 to 0.254. The magnifying lens may be a Fresnel lens in the form of a planar plastic sheet manufactured to provide a flat spherical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Joseph, Andrew J. Johnson, Gilles J. Martin, Harry B. Wykes
  • Patent number: 10908775
    Abstract: A method and a device for the quick navigation of users through the user interface of a plant for manufacturing a product from thermoplastic, an extruder being operated for plastification of a thermoplastic, and a method and a plant for manufacturing a product from thermoplastic allow quick changing between user views of a machine or plant control. An input device for entering representative signals from a customized input library is used, which signals are linked to actions in a relational database, wherein the actions cause a rapid change between user views of a machine or plant control. The rapid change between user views makes the machine or plant control faster, and the customized input library makes the control more intuitive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Lang Lang
  • Patent number: 10908694
    Abstract: Examples of mixed reality computing devices that utilize remote sensors and local sensors as input devices are disclosed. In one example, a mixed reality computing device comprises an image sensor, a remote input device, a processor, and storage comprising stored instructions. The stored instructions are executable by the processor to perform object motion tracking and environmental tracking based on output from the image sensor, and in response to detecting that the remote input device is in use, adjust a parameter of the motion tracking while maintaining the environmental tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lori Ann Potts, Lev Cherkashin, David Rohn, Steven James Velat, Andrew C. Goris, Scott Francis Fullam, Travis Scott Legg, Craig Haskins, James Tichenor
  • Patent number: 10901528
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of display technologies, and provides a method and an apparatus for adjusting an orientation, and an electronic device. The method comprises: in response to a first rotation operation performed by a user on an electronic device, determining an orientation of content displayed on the screen of the electronic device; after the user performs the first rotation operation on the electronic device, determining whether an orientation of the screen is consistent with the orientation of the content; and in response to that after the user performs the first rotation operation on the electronic device, the orientation of the screen is consistent with the orientation of the content, maintaining the orientation of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Zhengxiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10891899
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a display device, an electronic device, and a body-biasing circuit, and more particularly, to a display device, an electronic device, and a body biasing circuit, in which even if a common voltage is fluctuated due to noise, image quality degradation due to the fluctuation of the common voltage can be prevented through a body-biasing technique that applies a body voltage corresponding to the common voltage to a body of a driving transistor in a sub-pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaehun Jun
  • Patent number: 10890771
    Abstract: A display system with video see-through eye display unit is disclosed. The eye display unit includes: at least one camera unit; at least one image forming module; and an optical deflection module including at least one double sided light reflecting optical element which is at least partially reflecting to light arriving from both sides thereof. The camera unit is configured for collecting light arriving from a region of interest of a scene along a first optical path intersecting the optical deflection module, and generating image data indicative of the region of interest. The image forming module is configured for receiving imagery data indicative of images to be projected to an eye of a user, and generating and projecting the received images to propagate along a second optical path intersecting the optical deflection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: EYEWAY VISION LTD.
    Inventor: Boris Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10884558
    Abstract: An input device includes a plurality of sensor electrodes, an antenna, and a shield trace disposed between at least some of the sensor electrodes and the antenna. The antenna may be coupled to a transceiver and may transmit and receive radio-frequency (RF) communication signals. The shield trace may reduce, at least in part, coupling of the RF communication signals from the antenna to the sensor electrodes. The plurality of sensor electrodes may determine a presence, and/or a motion associated with an input object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Tzeng-Fu Kao, Christopher Chongbin Rehn
  • Patent number: 10884566
    Abstract: A touch substrate, a touch screen, and an electronic device are provided. The touch substrate includes a touch layer. The touch layer includes at least two electrode blocks having a first electrode group and a second electrode group. The first electrode group includes at least two first electrodes arranged in a first direction and/or a second direction, and the second electrode group includes at least two second electrodes arranged in the first direction and/or the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Caiqin Chen
  • Patent number: 10877614
    Abstract: Devices, methods and media relating to a touch sensor and touch-sensor controller. The touch sensor has a plurality of drive lines and sense lines for detecting touch of an object. The touch-sensor controller provides drive signals to particular drive lines within the plurality of drive lines of the touch sensor. In response to a detected touch, the touch-sensor controller sends a first set of drive signals to one or more drive lines within a touch window of the touch sensor and sends a second set of drive signals to one or more drive lines in at least one portion of the touch sensor outside the touch window. The first set of drive signals each have a first number of pulses. The second set of drive signals each have a second number of pulses. The first number of pulses is greater than the second number of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Neodrón Limited
    Inventor: Kishore Sundara-Rajan
  • Patent number: 10877589
    Abstract: A touch control device includes a button including a metal complex and having an electrode groove formed therein, a signal deliverer arranged in the electrode groove and including a conductive material, and a substrate having a receiver formed thereon for receiving a signal from the signal deliverer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jong Bok Lee, Donghee Seok, Gideok Kwon, HeeJin Ro
  • Patent number: 10857884
    Abstract: A visual display unit configured to mount on a steering wheel assembly has a screen display, preferably a touch screen display. The screen display is mounted over an airbag module of the steering wheel assembly. A hinged structure holds the screen display to the steering wheel assembly. The hinged structure is configured to be pivotally attached to a center portion of the steering wheel assembly and non-obstructively movable upon deployment of an airbag. The visual display unit can be a computer or video monitor for occupant viewing while traveling in an autonomous vehicle. The visual display unit includes driver alerts activated by the autonomous vehicle. The visual display unit preferably includes vehicle instrumentation gauges, satellite navigation system, speed, temperature and other data displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John-Oliver Derrick, John Musiol, Brandon Marriott