Patents Examined by Michael Pervan
  • Patent number: 10694197
    Abstract: A device includes a display client configured to output pixel data at a display and a processor. The processor is configured to determine a composition of one or more layers for display at the display client. The processor is further configured to select a video mode or a command mode as a selected mode, based on the determined composition. Pixel data for each frame to be displayed is output to the display client when operating in the video mode. Pixel data for frames that include different pixel data for at least one pixel than a previously output frame is output to the display client when operating in the command mode. The processor is further configured to output an instruction to operate in the selected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jayant Shekhar, Kalyan Thota, Krishna Chaitanya Devarakonda, Raviteja Tamatam, Sandeep Panda
  • Patent number: 10690836
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques to incorporate a light bar for a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) onto a display carrier for the display. In particular, a display carrier for a display stack may have traces formed thereon and light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed on the display carrier operably coupled to the traces. The LEDs to provide light to illuminate pixels in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Arvind Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10685595
    Abstract: A connection device connected to an image display unit that is head-mounted includes a connector to which an image signal is input; and a connector to which an image signal is input and which is capable of outputting sensor data. The connection device further includes a setting unit that sets a selection between the image signals; and an output control unit that selects the connector for outputting the image signal by a connection unit according to the setting. The setting unit sets the image signal to be output from the connection unit when the image signal is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Kunitomo, Takehiro Ono
  • Patent number: 10684686
    Abstract: Methods can include: activating a human-computer interface (HCI), such as a brain-computer interface (BCI) or a muscle-computer interface (muCI), through which a computing device is in operative communication with a brain or one or more muscles of a user; defining a command mapping according to which operation of the computing device is configured to be controlled through the HCI based on at least one electric signal of the user measured via one or more sensors coupled to the user; detecting an operation context of the computing device during operation of the computing device; and remapping the command mapping based on the detected operation context during operation of the computing device. The operation of the computing device can then be controlled through the HCI based on the at least one measured electric signal according to the remapped command mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Jonathan Milstein
  • Patent number: 10684703
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. An example process includes initiating a virtual assistant session responsive to receiving user input. In accordance with initiating the virtual assistant session, the process includes determining, based on data obtained using one or more sensors of the electronic device, whether one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are satisfied. In accordance with determining that the one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are satisfied prior to a first time, the process includes automatically deactivating the virtual assistant session prior to the first time. The first time is defined by a setting of the electronic device. In accordance with determining that the one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are not satisfied prior to the first time, the process includes automatically deactivating the virtual assistant session at the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Musa M. Hindi, Rohit Dasari, Trungtin Tran
  • Patent number: 10679541
    Abstract: A display panel includes a plurality of data lines and a multiplexer circuit including a first switch set and a second switch set each having a plurality of switches. Each switch of the switch sets has a first end connected to the data lines and a second end. The second ends of a same switch set are connected to each other to form a receiving end connected to a data signal source. The first switch set is turned on alternately by a first clock signal and a second clock signal. The second switch set is turned alternately by a third clock signal and a fourth clock signal. The enabling period of the first clock signal and that of the third clock signal partially overlap and have asynchronous starting times. The enabling period of the second clock signal and that of the fourth clock signal at least partially overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shao-Ting Chen, Yi-Fan Lin
  • Patent number: 10678491
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a multi-screen display method and a display device including a curved surface display screen. The method is applied to the display device and includes the following steps. Position information of a preset folding line defined in the curved surface display screen is obtained when screen is bent according to the preset folding line, wherein the preset folding line is a boundary between the two adjacent sub-curved surface display screens formed thereby. A display interface of the screen is divided into a plurality of display sub-interfaces according to the position information, wherein a screen splitting line between two adjacent display sub-interfaces coincides with the preset folding line. The display contents selected by the user in the plurality of display sub-interfaces are obtained; and the adjusted display contents are displayed in the display sub-interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10678386
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus and a method for implementing a touch feedback. The display apparatus comprises: a display unit configured to display an image; a control unit configured to determine a touched object in the image according to a touch position of a user, and provide voltage signals based on attribute information of the touched object; and a touch unit configured to generate an induced capacitance and an electrostatic force at the touch position based on the voltage signals from the control unit. The display apparatus according to the present disclosure can improve the user experiences in using a terminal device comprising the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanling Han, Xue Dong, Jing Lv, Haisheng Wang, Chun-Wei Wu, Xiaoliang Ding, Pengpeng Wang, Xueyou Cao, Wei Liu, Ping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10678376
    Abstract: A data processing method and an apparatus to resolve problems that a response speed is low and image display is not even during dragging, caused when a terminal processes reported-point data. The method includes generating, by a touchscreen, reported-point data, reporting the reported-point data to a microprocessor according to a preset reported-point reporting rate, receiving, by the microprocessor, the reported-point data, and receiving a frame synchronization signal from an application processor, processing, by the microprocessor according to the frame synchronization signal, a first amount of reported-point data received within a preset time to obtain a second amount of reported-point data, transmitting the second amount of reported-point data to the application processor, receiving, by the application processor, the second amount of reported-point data, and generating an image display frame according to the second amount of reported-point data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guanghua Zhong, Jing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10671160
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eye tracking calibration in a wearable system are described. The wearable system can present three-dimensional (3D) virtual content and allow a user to interact with the 3D virtual content using eye gaze. During an eye tracking calibration, the wearable system can validate that a user is indeed looking at a calibration target while the eye tracking data is acquired. The validation may be performed based on data associated with the user's head pose and vestibulo-ocular reflex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Joseph Uscinski, Yan Xu, Bradley Vincent Stuart
  • Patent number: 10671228
    Abstract: A display device includes; a display unit including a plurality of light emitting areas, a plurality of thin film transistors, and organic light emitting elements; an input sensing unit including a plurality of sensing electrodes and disposed on the display unit, wherein the plurality of sensing electrodes includes a plurality of openings; and an anti-reflection member. Each of the organic light emitting elements includes: a first electrode disposed above a first thin film transistor of the thin film transistors and connected to the first thin film transistor through a contact hole; a light emitting layer disposed on the first electrode and overlapping a first light emitting area of the light emitting areas; and a second electrode. Each of the light emitting areas is exposed by a corresponding opening of the plurality of openings, and the plurality of sensing electrodes overlaps with the contact holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dukjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10671230
    Abstract: An input device for detecting a change in capacitance in accordance with proximity of an object is provided. The input device includes: a sensor unit including multiple capacitive coupling parts formed between multiple driving electrodes and multiple sensing electrodes; a capacitance detector for detecting a capacitance value of each of the capacitive coupling parts; and a two-dimensional data generating unit for generating a two-dimensional data matrix consisting of the capacitance values of the capacitive coupling parts. When a target row or a target column in the two-dimensional data matrix matches a first pattern indicating that multiple capacitive coupling parts each having a capacitance value greater than a reference value are arranged consecutively, the input device updates the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Takagi, Naoyuki Hatano, Kazuhito Oshita
  • Patent number: 10651246
    Abstract: Provided is an organic light emitting display module including an active area, a pad area, and a boundary area between the active area and the pad area. Unlike the active area and the pad area, since the boundary area does not include an inorganic layer, less stress is applied to the boundary area when the boundary area is bent. Display panel pads and touch sensing member pads are disposed at the same height without having a height difference therebetween. Thus, a dummy pad may be added to remove the height difference between the display panel pads and the touch sensing member pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-hwan Park, Jongseok Kim, Miyoung Kim, Chiwook An
  • Patent number: 10649547
    Abstract: An image projection system includes a projector and a light pen. The projector includes: an image pickup unit which performs image pickup in a periodically repeated image pickup period and does not perform image pickup in a non-image pickup period; a detection unit which detects a pointed position of the light pen; and an infrared signal receiving unit which receives pointing element information transmitted from the light pen. The light pen includes: a light emitting unit; a control unit; and a storage unit which stores the pointing element information. The light pen performs first light emission in the image pickup period and second light emission corresponding to the pointing element information in the non-image pickup period. The projector detects the pointed position, based on an image of the first light emission picked up by the image pickup unit and receives the pointing element information transmitted via the second light emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Karasawa
  • Patent number: 10650754
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a pixel array having at least one pixel circuit is provided. The method includes repeating an operation cycle defining a frame period for a pixel circuit, including at each frame period, programming the pixel circuit, driving the pixel circuit, and relaxing a stress effect on the pixel circuit, prior to a next frame period. The system includes a pixel array including a plurality of pixel circuits and a plurality of lines for operation of the plurality of pixel circuits. Each of the pixel circuits includes a light emitting device, a storage capacitor, and a drive circuit connected to the light emitting device and the storage capacitor. The system includes a drive for operating the plurality of lines to repeat an operation cycle having a frame period so that each of the operation cycle comprises a programming cycle, a driving cycle and a relaxing cycle for relaxing a stress on a pixel circuit, prior to a next frame period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Arokia Nathan, Gholamreza Chaji
  • Patent number: 10642422
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an image obtaining unit configured to obtain an image obtained while imaging is performed by pointing an imaging unit towards a target surface, a distance obtaining unit configured to obtain, with regard to a plurality of areas constituting the image, information equivalent to distances from a position corresponding to a reference to surfaces to be imaged in the respective areas, and a recognition unit configured to use the information obtained by the distance obtaining unit with regard to a first area where a predetermined region of an object is imaged in one of the images obtained by the image obtaining unit and the information obtained by the distance obtaining unit with regard to a second area that is a part of the image and in contact with a surrounding of the first area to recognize an input state to the target surface by the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Kamamori
  • Patent number: 10643549
    Abstract: A display may have a pixel array such as a liquid crystal pixel array. The pixel array may be illuminated by a backlight unit that includes an array of light-emitting diodes. A backlight brightness selection circuit may select brightness values for the light-emitting diodes. The backlight brightness selection circuit may select the brightness values based on image data, based on brightness values used in previous image frames, based on device information, and/or based on sensor information. The backlight brightness selection circuit may select the backlight brightness levels to mitigate visible artifacts such as flickering and halo. The backlight levels selected by the backlight brightness selection may be modified by a power consumption compensation circuit. The power consumption compensation circuit may estimate the amount of power consumption required to operate the backlight using the target brightness levels and may modify the target brightness levels to meet maximum power consumption requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Jung, Marc Albrecht, Duane M. Petrovich, Sean C. Chang, David S. Zalatimo, Pierre-Yves Emelie, Manev Luthra, Chengrui Le, Lingyu Hong, Wei H. Yao
  • Patent number: 10642083
    Abstract: Electronic devices and methods for compensating for temperature-dependent fluctuations in a display include receiving a temperature index may be received from a sensor and/or calculations that indicates a temperature of the system, a pixel, a panel, a grid of a panel, or a combination thereof. The temperature is used to predict a voltage change across an emissive element (VHILO), such as an organic light emitting diode (OLED). This predicted voltage change is then compensated for before emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Injae Hwang, Rui Zhang, Hung Sheng Lin, Hyunsoo Kim, Hyunwoo Nho, Jesse A. Richmond, Jie Won Ryu, Junhua Tan, Kingsuk Brahma, Shengkui Gao, Shiping Shen, Sun-Il Chang
  • Patent number: 10635178
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a multi-directional actuating module capable of moving in various directions and capable of delivering various tactile senses such as knocking or rubbing as well as vibration by controlling at least one of the intensity, direction or frequency of a magnetic field generation unit. Further, the multidirectional actuating module according to one embodiment may comprise: a moving body capable of moving in at least two or more axial directions by means of an external magnetic field; a support for supporting the moving body so as to be movable; and at least two or more magnetic field generation units which are in the form of a coil to generate the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CK MATERIALS LAB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeong Jun Kim, Jong Hun Lee, Nam Seok Kim, Myung Sun Park, Ji Goo Kang
  • Patent number: 10634927
    Abstract: Provided is a micro light emitting diode display panel, comprising a flexible substrate, light emitting diodes aligned in an array, a diffraction grating and a light scattering film arranged on the light emitting diodes and light valves arranged above the light scattering film; wherein the flexible substrate comprises a driving circuit, the light emitting diodes are fixed on the flexible substrate; the driving circuit is connected to the light emitting diodes to respectively drive the light emitting diodes to emit white light; the diffraction grating splits the white light emitted by the light emitting diodes to form exiting lights with various wavelengths; the light scattering film gathers an exiting light of a same wavelength in the exiting lights and disperses the exiting lights of different wavelengths to form a primary color light of at least one color; the light valves adjusts an intensity of the primary color light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yan Cheng