Patents Examined by Mihir K Rayan
  • Patent number: 10289205
    Abstract: Example embodiments include an example method that involves detecting, via a gesture-detection sensor of a head-mountable device (HMD), a first gesture in a buttonless-touch region. The buttonless-touch region is located behind an ear of a wearer of the HMD. The method also includes activating a voice interface responsive to detecting the first gesture and, while the voice interface is activated, receiving an audio input signal via a microphone. The method further includes detecting, via the gesture-detection sensor, a second gesture in the buttonless-touch region and, responsive to detecting the second gesture, deactivating the voice interface. The method still further includes processing the audio input signal to determine a voice command having a start-point corresponding to the detected first gesture and an end-point corresponding to the detected second gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Cody Sumter, Angela Guzman Suarez, Maj Isabelle Olsson, Matthew Tait, Alok Chandel
  • Patent number: 10289242
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device comprises a plurality of pixel circuits arrayed two-dimensionally. Each of the pixel circuits comprises a display element and a pixel memory configured to store a signal to drive the display element. An X-directional driver and a Y-directional driver can select arbitrary pixel circuits and drive the pixel circuits. A touch panel controller converts a sensing output of a touch-type input panel to coordinate data. A display controller receives the coordinate data and partially rewrites the coordinate data in units of pixel circuits of the display device via the X-directional driver and the Y-directional driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10275066
    Abstract: There is provided an input apparatus including: a pressure detecting unit which detects press pressure of an operational body applied to a virtual key having one or more input candidates allocated selectively; and an input control unit which varies a selection state of the one or more input candidates selectively allocated to the virtual key for every pressing operation having, as a single time of pressing operation, timing that the press pressure detected by the pressure detecting unit exceeds a predetermined selection threshold value or timing that the press pressure becomes smaller than the selection threshold value as being attenuated after exceeding the selection threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo Yamano, Yusuke Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 10276087
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a GOA unit driving circuit and a driving method thereof, a display panel and a display device. The disclosure relates to field of display technology, and solves the technical issue of increased power consumption of the display device due to the power consumption of the parasitic capacitance existing in the transistors in the GOA unit. The GOA unit driving circuit comprises a plurality of sets of GOA units, each of which includes at least one GOA unit; a plurality of clock selecting units, which are in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of sets of GOA units, and each clock selecting unit is connected to a corresponding set of GOA units and connected to one of a plurality of clock signal terminals and at least one of a plurality of clock selection signal terminals, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guangliang Shang, Seung Woo Han, Mingfu Han, Haoliang Zheng, Yanfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10261592
    Abstract: A system tracks movement of the VR input device relative to a portion of a user's skin, track movement of the VR input device relative to a physical surface external to the VR input device, or both. The system includes an illumination source integrated with a tracking glove coupled to a virtual reality console, and the illumination source is configured to illuminate a portion of skin on a finger of a user. The system includes an optical sensor integrated with the glove, and the optical sensor is configured to capture a plurality of images of the illuminated portion of skin. The system includes a controller configured to identify differences between one or more of the plurality of images, and to determine estimated position data based in part on the identified differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, Tristan Thomas Trutna, David R. Perek, Bruce A. Cleary, III, Brian Michael Scally
  • Patent number: 10255839
    Abstract: A driver for a display panel includes a driving time accumulator, a ditherer, and a data signal generator. The driving time accumulator determines an accumulated driving time of the display panel. The ditherer determines an amount of dither based at least in part on the accumulated driving time, and performs a dithering operation on input image data with the determined amount of dither. The data signal generator generates a data signal for the display panel based at least in part on the input image data on which the dithering operation is to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hoon Lee, Do-Hyung Ryu, Seung-Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10248191
    Abstract: An apparatus for dynamically determining a displacement of a target sensor in an electronic system is disclosed. The apparatus can comprise a non-line-of-sight sensor rigidly mounted on or proximate to the target sensor and configured to measure a parameter that varies with the displacement of the target sensor. The apparatus further can comprise at least one processor coupled to the non-line-of-sight sensor and configured to compute the displacement of the target sensor based on the parameter, and to compute an adjustment value based on the computed displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Damien McGee, Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Lev Cherkashin, Michael Samples, Drew Edward Steedly
  • Patent number: 10242626
    Abstract: A stage includes an output unit configured to supply a scan signal to an output terminal according to voltages of first and second nodes; a first driver configured to control the voltages of the first and second nodes so that when a start signal or an output signal of a previous stage is supplied to a first input terminal, the scan signal is supplied from the output unit; and a second driver configured to control the voltages of the first and second nodes, corresponding to signals supplied to a second input terminal, a fourth input terminal and a fifth input terminal, wherein the second driver comprises eighth and ninth transistors coupled in series between the output terminal and the second node, and wherein a gate electrode of the eighth transistor is coupled to the first node, and a gate electrode of the ninth transistor is coupled to the fourth input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae-Yeon Lee, Yong-Jae Kim, Bo-Yong Chung
  • Patent number: 10241572
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10241570
    Abstract: A pointing support device detects user's gaze position on a screen, sets the gaze position as an initial position of a pointer, displays a path starting from the initial position on the screen on the basis of path definition information, which defines the path to move the pointer and a movement pattern of the path and moves the pointer along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakayama, Junichi Odagiri, Satoshi Nakashima, Kentaro Murase, Masakiyo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10234960
    Abstract: An electronic device can include a key and/or a keyboard system. In one embodiment, magneto-rheological materials are employed to provide a variable response keyboard of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Shravan Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 10217404
    Abstract: A display device includes pixel circuits disposed in rows and columns. A first pixel circuit is configured to emit light of a first color, and a second pixel circuit is configured to emit light of a second color, with the first color preferably being green. A given signal line provides a first image data signal and a second image data signal respectively to the first pixel circuit and the second pixel circuit within a horizontal scanning period, with the first pixel circuit receiving the first image data signal before the second pixel circuit receives the second image data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED Inc.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kawada, Naobumi Toyomura
  • Patent number: 10216349
    Abstract: A touch panel has a transparent insulating member, a first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer, in which in a case where a total area of first non-connecting wires in a first electrode of the first electrode layer is A1, a total area of first electrode wires in the first electrode is B1, and an occupation ratio of the first non-connecting wires in the first electrode is C1, C1=A1/(A1+B1) is satisfied, in a case where a total area of second non-connecting wires in a second electrode of the second electrode layer is A2, a total area of second electrode wires in the second electrode is B2, and an occupation ratio of the second non-connecting wires in the second electrode is C2, C2=A2/(A2+B2) is satisfied, and at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode satisfying C2<C1 are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Nakayama, Tadashi Kuriki
  • Patent number: 10217397
    Abstract: In a method of operating a display apparatus, during a first period in which image data is provided to a data driver, a clock embedded data signal having an output differential voltage (“VOD”) set to a first voltage value is applied to the data driver. The VOD of the clock embedded data signal relates to a voltage difference between a high level and a low level of the clock embedded data signal. During a second period in which the image data is not provided to the data driver, the VOD of the clock embedded data signal applied to the data driver is changed to a second voltage value smaller than the first voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Seob Lee, Sangrock Yoon, Dongin Kim
  • Patent number: 10198995
    Abstract: The pixel driving circuit and the driving method for driving pixels of an AMOLED display are provided. A 6T1C circuit is adopted by the pixel driving circuit and the pixel driving method proposed by the present disclosure so the threshold voltage of the driving tube is effectively compensated and that the current flowing through a light emitting device is not affected by the threshold voltage of the driving tube. The display brightness of the light emitting device is not affected by the ageing of the light emitting device itself, and the display of the panel becomes much more even; in other words, the display effect of the image improves. Besides, the structure of the light emitting device is simplified. In other words, the cost is obviously saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaolong Chen
  • Patent number: 10191583
    Abstract: A touch-control display panel, a driving method thereof, and a touch-control display device are provided. The display panel includes a first substrate and a plurality of touch-control driving electrodes extending along a second direction. The first substrate includes a first touch-control display region and a second touch-control display region arranged along a first direction. The plurality of touch-control driving electrodes include first touch-control driving electrodes distributed in the first touch-control display region and second touch-control driving electrodes distributed in the second touch-control display region. The number of the first touch-control driving electrodes is equal to the number of the second touch-control driving electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingjun Lai, Zhaokeng Cao, Poping Shen, Xiufeng Zhou, Yihua Zhu, Zhaodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10192488
    Abstract: An OLED pixel driving circuit includes a first thin film transistor, a second thin film transistor, a third thin film transistor, a fourth thin film transistor, a fifth thin film transistor, a sixth thin film transistor, a capacitor and an OLED. A gate of the third thin film transistor receives a second scan signal, both a source of the third thin film transistor and a source of the fourth thin film transistor receive a data voltage or an initial voltage. A gate of the first thin film transistor is connected to a source of the second thin film transistor and one terminal of the capacitor, another terminal of the capacitor being grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaolong Chen
  • Patent number: 10180723
    Abstract: A system and method for setting threshold values based on an amount and selecting a haptic feedback response. The method comprises determining a touch value based on a touch applied to a touch-sensitive sensor. The method further comprises determining an amount that the touch value exceeds a first threshold value. The method further comprises setting a second threshold value based, at least in part on the amount. The method further comprising selecting a haptic feedback response that can be based at least in part on the amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventors: Jason Lisseman, David Andrews
  • Patent number: 10175741
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a touch sensor controller includes a processor and a monitoring component coupled to the processor. The monitoring component is configured to perform operations comprising receiving, from an impact sensor, an output signal. The output signal is indicative of a plurality of impacts detected by the impact sensor to a surface of a housing of a device. The monitoring component is further configured to perform operations comprising initiating, based on the output signal corresponding to a predefined impact pattern, a transition of the touch sensor from a first power mode to a second power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventor: Martin J. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10176359
    Abstract: A method of acquiring inputs is provided. The method may include determining one of a fingerprint recognition mode and a touch recognition mode as an input recognition mode of a display device, acquiring a fingerprint input based on information received from sensing lines of the display device, and acquiring a touch input by short-circuiting the sensing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daekun Yoon