Patents Examined by Michael Pervan
  • Patent number: 10319281
    Abstract: A method including causing synchronization of a local time frame and refresh of a display; processing an output from a light sensor from a first time, in the local time frame, for a controlled first duration to control light output of the display at a second time, in the local time frame and after the first time, for a second duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Johan Bergquist
  • Patent number: 10318032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a capacitive detection device, comprising a plurality of individual capacitive measuring electrodes (12) distributed according to a measuring surface, and connecting tracks (20) respectively connected to said measuring electrodes (12), wherein the measuring electrodes (12) and the connecting tracks (20) are arranged according to two distinct optically clear layers separated by an electrically insulating insulation material (53). The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing the device, and an apparatus comprising the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Quickstep Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Christophe Bernard, Christophe Blondin
  • Patent number: 10311822
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improving displayed image quality of an electronic display with reduced power consumption. In some embodiments, a display pixel in the electronic display includes a pixel electrode and a common electrode. A pixel electrode driver electrically coupled to the first display pixel writes the display pixel by supplying a pixel voltage signal to the pixel electrode. A common electrode driver electrically coupled to the common electrode includes a power amplifier that supplies a common voltage signal to the common electrode to predictively offset net charge accumulation expected in the common electrode; a first power supply rail selectively connectable to the power amplifier based on a target voltage of the common voltage signal; and a second power supply rail selectively connectable to the power amplifier based on the target voltage, in which the first and second power supply rails supply different voltages when connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Fenghua Zheng, Howard H. Tang, Sandro H. Pintz
  • Patent number: 10304404
    Abstract: A gate driver on array (GOA) and a liquid crystal display are disclosed. The GOA circuit includes a plurality of cascaded GOA units and a plurality of pull-down maintaining circuits. The cascaded GOA units are configured for respectively outputting gate driving signals of first level signals to charge corresponding horizontal scanning lines within a display area when being controlled by a plurality of clock signals. Each of the pull-down maintaining circuits corresponds to at least two cascaded GOA units, and each of the pull-down maintaining circuits is configured for maintaining the corresponding at least two cascaded GOA units to output second level signals as the gate driving signals during a non-operation period. As described above, the disclosure can reduce the amount of the pull-down maintaining circuits, so as to decrease the width of the layout of the GOA circuit to meet the need to design a narrow-frame liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Peng Du
  • Patent number: 10304411
    Abstract: Display panels and methods for operating a display panel are described. In an embodiment, the display panel includes a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns, a plurality of rows of emission control lines extending through the plurality of rows of pixels, and a global emission line coupled to the plurality of rows of emission control lines. Modes of operation of the display panel include global flash mode and low persistence mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Koorosh Aflatooni, Sang Y. Youn, Mohammad Hajirostam, Yun Wang
  • Patent number: 10303281
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a contact sensitive device and a contact sensitive device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a base film, a first electrode, a second electrode, a third electrode, and a thermochromic layer. A protruding pattern is disposed on the base film. The first electrode and the second electrode are disposed on the base film and are spaced apart from each other with the protruding pattern therebetween. The third electrode is in contact with the protruding pattern. The thermochromic layer is disposed on the third electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: LG Display Co., Ltd., Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University
    Inventors: WooYoung Shim, HanSaem Kang, KiSeok Chang, WookSung Kim, SungPil Ryu, GwangMook Kim, SungJun Cho, JaeMin Myoung
  • Patent number: 10288887
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device including a display and a beam combiner is provided. The display is configured to emit an image bean, and the beam combiner includes a plurality of stacked light-splitting layers. The light-splitting layers include a first light-splitting layer and a second light-splitting layer. The image beam is adapted to enter and exit the beam combiner through the first light-splitting layer. The first light-splitting layer is located between the second light-splitting layer and the display. The beam combiner satisfies 0.7?R1/(T1×R2×T1)?1.3. Here, R1 is light reflectivity of the first light-splitting layer, T1 is light transmittance of the first light-splitting layer, and R2 is light reflectivity of the second light-splitting layer. The head-mounted display device provided herein has advantages of usage convenience and compactness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Haw-Woei Pan, Yi-Hsuang Weng, Chih-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10283087
    Abstract: Disclosed is a digital signage device and a method for operating the same, the digital signage device enabling a terminal, which has approached a display panel, to acquire tagging information, which has been updated with regard to each display object inside contents displayed on the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kim, Hyun Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10276099
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display that includes a display panel including a plurality of gate lines and a plurality of data lines crossing each other to define a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a driving transistor, a switching transistor, an OLED and a storage capacitor; a timing controller that receives pixel data of an input image and timing signals and time-divides a period of one frame into at least a driving sub-frame and a compensation sub-frame based on one or more of the timing signals; and a display panel driver that converts the pixel data into data voltages and supplies the data voltages to the plurality of data lines during the driving sub-frame, and that adjusts compensation gray levels of the plurality of pixels or compensation duties of the plurality of pixels based on a luminance map, which contains information on a luminance deviation for each pixel with respect to a same gray level, during the compensation sub-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joonhee Lee, Heejung Hong, Dongwon Park, Jongmin Park, Yongchul Kwon
  • Patent number: 10275630
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification apparatus including a light-transmitting device, an image-capture device disposed opposite to the light-transmitting device, and a collimator disposed between the light-transmitting device and the image-capture device is provided. The collimator includes a plurality of light-shielding layers and a plurality of light-transmitting layers that are alternately stacked. Each of the light-shielding layers has a plurality of openings respectively corresponding to a plurality of pixel regions of the image-capture device. Openings of the plurality of light-shielding layers corresponding to one pixel region are arranged along an oblique direction. The oblique direction and a normal direction of a pressing surface of the light-transmitting device have an included angle ?, and 0°<?<90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chuck Chung, Jen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 10268934
    Abstract: In order to enable appropriate selection of one operational mode from a plurality of operational modes by the user, on a home screen image allowing selection of an operational mode of an image forming apparatus, displayed are: an icon for selecting a copy mode related to image formation at the center; an icon for selecting a FAX mode with priority as a frequently selected mode related to image transmission; and icons allowing direct selection of other operational modes related to image transmission. On a condition setting screen image of a mode related to image transmission, a software button or buttons allowing transition to another mode related to image transmission are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuo Fukumoto, Naohiro Ando
  • Patent number: 10268330
    Abstract: A conductive component including two or more conductive first and second large lattices composed of a thin metal wire, wherein the first and second large lattices each contain a combination of two or more small lattices, a first unconnected pattern composed of a thin metal wire separated from the first and second large lattices is formed around a side of the first large lattices, a second unconnected pattern composed of a thin metal wire separated from the first and second large lattices is formed around a side of the second large lattices, the first large lattices are arranged adjacent to the second large lattices as viewed from above, the first and second unconnected patterns overlap with each other to form a combined pattern between the first and second large lattices as viewed from above, and the combined pattern contains a combination of two or more of the small lattices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tadashi Kuriki
  • Patent number: 10261603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a motion input device for portable terminal and an operation method using the same. A motion input device of a portable terminal of the present invention includes a sensor unit configured to collect a sensor signal from at least one sensor; an operation recognition unit configured to generate a motion signal corresponding to an operation of portable terminal based on the sensor signal; a scenario preparation unit configured to generate an input scenario based on at least one motion signal; and a scenario mapping unit configured to detect, in a scenario database, a standards scenario corresponding to the input scenario, and to generate an input signal corresponding to the standards scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaemyeon Lee, Hyunsu Hong, Jinyong Kim, Kyunghwa Kim, Seungwoo Shin, Jihye Ban, Jungyeob Oh, Myeonglo Lee
  • Patent number: 10261644
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display device and a driving method thereof which can allow the display lighter and thinner. A display device includes: a middle frame, a panel component which is disposed on a side of the middle frame. The middle frame is made of a conductive material and is grounded; the display device further includes a pressure detection unit; a pressure detection electrode is disposed between the two base substrates at the outermost sides of the panel component, and a capacitor is formed between the pressure detection electrode and the middle frame; the pressure detection unit is connected with the pressure detection electrode and the middle frame, respectively, and is configured for detecting a capacitance value between the pressure detection electrode and the middle frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Yang, Xiaochuan Chen, Wenqing Zhao, Qian Wang, Pengcheng Lu, Xiaoliang Ding, Haisheng Wang, Rui Xu, Lei Wang, Jian Gao, Xiaochen Niu
  • Patent number: 10263926
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus including a display unit displaying information on a display screen, an operation unit including a text input key, and a control unit. The control unit displays text in response to input from the operation unit in a state of displaying an initial screen on the display screen, shows an application using text to a user for selection, starts up the application in accordance with the user's selection, and executes the application, using the text inputted from the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10248310
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit that detects a direction of an operation of a first stage in which a contact position on an operation surface moves from a peripheral region of the operation surface to a center region thereof, and a direction of an operation of a second stage in which the contact position moves from the center region to the peripheral region that continues from the operation of the first stage; and a processing unit that specifies a target item from among an input item group based on the direction of the operation of the first stage, and specifies an input candidate corresponding to the direction of the operation of the second stage from among the specified target item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Itou
  • Patent number: 10234999
    Abstract: An apparatus for sensing a touch pressure includes: a substrate; a touch sensor provided on one surface of the substrate; a first pressure sensing electrode provided on the other surface opposite to the one surface of the substrate; a protective layer provided on the first pressure sensing electrode, the protective layer including a first opening area through which a portion of the first pressure sensing electrode is exposed; a flexible circuit board electrically connecting the touch sensor and the first pressure sensing electrode to each other; and a conductive member disposed in the first opening area, the conductive member electrically connecting the first pressure sensing electrode and the flexible circuit board to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Yeon Baek, Ji Yun Bang, Seung Min Lee, Jang Hwang Jeon, Chang Sub Jung
  • Patent number: 10229620
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a timing controller, a gate driver, and a data driver. The display panel includes a display area configured to display an image and a non-display area adjacent to a side of the display area in a first direction. The display area includes gate lines, data lines, gate dummy lines, data contact parts, and pixels. The data lines cross the gate lines and are insulated from at least a portion of the gate lines. The gate dummy lines are substantially in parallel to the gate lines and spaced from the gate lines. The data contact parts couple the gate dummy lines to the data lines at a side of the display panel in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The pixels are coupled to the gate lines and the data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangjin Jeon, Ilgon Kim, Dong-Won Park, Bonghyun You, Junki Jeong
  • Patent number: 10222643
    Abstract: A touch display panel includes an array substrate and an opposite substrate disposed opposite to the array substrate. The opposite substrate includes a first base substrate and a high-resistance film material layer which is disposed on the first base substrate, and a square resistance of the high-resistance film material layer is larger than or equal to 107?/? and is less than or equal to 1012?/?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd., Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingxiao Du, Qijun Yao, Xingyao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10216296
    Abstract: A method is provided to interface an active stylus with a sensor controller, wherein the sensor controller is coupled to a sensor configured to receive input from the active stylus. In the method the sensor controller caches stylus capability information of the active stylus. The stylus capability information includes setting information for inking used by an application program executed to display input from the active stylus on the sensor. The active stylus generates a hash value of the stylus capability information and transmits the hash value to the sensor controller when the active stylus enters a sensing zone of the sensor controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Charles Fleck, Sadao Yamamoto