Patents Examined by Michael Pervan
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10204560
    Abstract: The present application discloses an emission-control circuit for controlling light emission of an organic light emitting diode (OLED), including a light sensor configured to detect an intensity of emitted light of the OLED; a first thin-film transistor (TFT); a second TFT; a third TFT; a fourth TFT; a fifth TFT; a sixth TFT; a first capacitor, and a second capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Xue Dong, Hailin Xue, Xiaochuan Chen, Xiaoliang Ding, Yingming Liu, Haisheng Wang, Rui Xu, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 10199010
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a display driving system and a display apparatus. The display driving system comprises: a voltage adjustment circuit comprising an analog display signal input terminal, a trigger signal input terminal and an analog display signal output terminal. The voltage adjustment circuit is configured to adjust a blue voltage signal inputted to the analog display signal input terminal, in response to an adjustment trigger signal inputted to the trigger signal input terminal, to lower a light emission brightness corresponding to the blue voltage signal, and output the adjusted blue voltage signal via the analog display signal output terminal. In the display driving system, the adjustment trigger signal is inputted to the trigger signal input terminal and the blue voltage signal inputted to the analog display signal input terminal is adjusted, such that the blue voltage signal outputted from the analog display signal output terminal has a reduced amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunying Qiao, Liqiang Yu
  • Patent number: 10198094
    Abstract: Apparatus for determining user operation of an actuator, based on determining a time constant of a state circuit coupled to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Ran Sahar
  • Patent number: 10198650
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus is provided. The image capture apparatus includes a transparent cover, an image capture device, and a luminous flux adjusting device disposed therebetween. The image capture device includes a plurality of sensor regions, each of which has a maximum length in a first direction and a maximum width in a second direction. The luminous flux adjusting device includes a absorbing element having a transparent pattern including a plurality of repeatedly arranged basic patterns. Each of the basic patterns includes a plurality of transparent regions arranged according to a geometric shape. The geometric shape has a side parallel to the first direction, and a length of the side is less than or equal to the maximum length of the sensor region. The geometric shape has a height in the second direction less than or equal to the maximum width of the sensor region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GINGY TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Chun Chung, Jen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 10197816
    Abstract: Laser safety glasses for use in laser medical and cosmetic procedures on a patient include a pair of safety glasses wherein the safety glasses include a pair of lenses, one or more of the lenses being structured to absorb one or more predetermined wavelengths of laser energy light; a screen is mounted on at least one lens of the pair of lenses, the screen being operatively associated with a system one of internal or external to the glasses configured to generate and provide information regarding the medical or cosmetic procedure to a wearer of the laser safety glasses through the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventors: Tal Waisman, Moshe Elazar, Ofer Chobotaru, Assaf Preiss
  • Patent number: 10198168
    Abstract: A mobile terminal provides a guide and feedback for a lock release operation to implement a gesture for a lock release operation at an arbitrary location and in various directions. A method of releasing a user interface lock state in a mobile terminal having a touch sensing display according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include setting the mobile terminal to a user interface lock state; detecting a contact with the touch sensing display at an arbitrary location on the touch sensing display; displaying a lock release region corresponding to the arbitrary location while maintaining a contact with the touch sensing display; displaying the movement of the contact in the lock release region; and switching the mobile terminal into a user interface lock release state when the movement of the contact in the lock release region satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Minsoo Park, Moonkyung Kim, Sangwoon Lee, Jihye Ham, Minjin Lee, Harim Jang, Taehoon Cho, Younghoon Lee, Inyong Hwang, Hyoungmi Kim
  • Patent number: 10185532
    Abstract: The invention relates to an external LED panel that can be connected to an electronic user device designed to emit messages relating to the activity of said electronic user device in a passive and non-invasive form, comprising connection means compatible with an electronic device, an LED display, and at least one anchoring and supporting element designed to orient the display to a position that can be seen by third parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CRAMBO, S.A.
    Inventor: Miguel Ángel García Manchado
  • Patent number: 10181069
    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: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chuck Chung, Jen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 10177194
    Abstract: A fingerprint identification apparatus including a display device, a first translucent base, photosensitive structures, a first light-guide structure, and a light source is provided. The display device has pixel regions and transmissive regions located between the pixel regions. The first translucent base has photosensitive regions and light-emitting regions located between the photosensitive regions. The photosensitive structures are respectively disposed in the photosensitive regions of the first translucent base. The first translucent base is disposed between the photosensitive structures and the first light-guide structure. The light source is disposed adjacent to the first translucent base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Gingy Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Lin, Jen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 10176358
    Abstract: A touch sensing device comprises touch electrodes having a first resolution for sensing touch in the active area. The touch sensing device also includes combination touch and fingerprint electrodes having a second resolution for sensing both touch and a fingerprint in the active area, the second higher than the first resolution. The touch sensing device also includes a touch and fingerprint controller that respectively applies a touch driving voltage for sensing touch to the plurality of touch electrodes and the plurality of combination touch and fingerprint electrodes during a touch driving mode of a touch period of the touch sensing device, and the touch and fingerprint controller applies a fingerprint driving voltage for sensing a fingerprint to the plurality of combination touch and fingerprint electrodes during a fingerprint mode of the touch period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manhyeop Han, Kyoseop Choo, Moonbong Song
  • Patent number: 10168827
    Abstract: Pen and computing device sensor correlation technique embodiments correlate sensor signals received from various grips on a touch-sensitive pen and touches to a touch-sensitive computing device in order to determine the context of such grips and touches and to issue context-appropriate commands to the touch sensitive pen or the touch-sensitive computing device. A combination of concurrent sensor inputs received from both a touch-sensitive pen and a touch-sensitive computing device are correlated. How the touch-sensitive pen and the touch-sensitive computing device are touched or gripped are used to determine the context of their use and the user's intent. A context-appropriate user interface action based can then be initiated. Also the context can be used to label metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Hinckley, Hrvoje Benko, Michel Pahud, Andrew D. Wilson, Pourang Polad Irani, Francois Guimbretiere