Patents Examined by Muhammad N. Edun
  • Patent number: 10347198
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes an image displaying method and a display device. The method includes: obtaining three-color sub-pixel data of each of pixels of a current image, wherein the three-color sub-pixel data includes a first red, green, blue grayscale value (R1, G1, B1) separately; obtaining a first white grayscale value (W1) in accordance with the three-color sub-pixel data; performing a color gamut mapping toward the four first grayscale values in accordance with a predetermined rule; performing a sub-pixel rendering process toward the four-color first grayscale values to obtain the updated three-colors sub-pixel data corresponding to each of the pixels; and outputting the updated three-colors sub-pixel data to the display panel. The RGB data of the current image may be converted to the image data that can be displayed on the four-color display panel so as to obtain a vivid display on the four-color display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenqin Zhao, Tao He, Jhen-wei He
  • Patent number: 10346121
    Abstract: A communication terminal for communicating with a counterpart communication terminal includes: circuitry to control a display to display communication start information reflecting a communication function to be started by the communication terminal, and detect a connection of an external device to the communication terminal to generate a detection result. The external device is to input or output content data to or from the communication terminal to enable the communication terminal to communicate the content data with the counterpart communication terminal using the communication function. When the detection result indicates that the external device is connected to the communication terminal, the circuitry controls the display to display the communication start information in a first display format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shuhei Tsubone
  • Patent number: 10341746
    Abstract: A sensor system including a sensor data buffer, the sensor data buffer being configured in such a way that sensor data are organized in frames. The sensor data buffer is configured in such a way that a frame has a header and a sensor data area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Scheulin, Rainer Dorsch, Dorde Cvejanovic, Jan Hayek, Urs Kanus
  • Patent number: 10340589
    Abstract: An antenna system for a meter and/or other communication device, including a capacitive electric field source and an external antenna element. The capacitive electric field source is positioned within a dielectric cover and is electrically connected to an output port of a transceiver for forming an electric field indicative of the output signal. The external antenna element is separated from the capacitive electric field source by the dielectric cover and is configured for capacitively coupling to the capacitive electric field source and radiating electromagnetic radiation indicative of the output signal. The external antenna element then efficiently radiates and receives electromagnetic waves for wireless communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Aclara Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy P. Elmerick, Lawrence Robert Foore
  • Patent number: 10335065
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a continuous monitoring of analyte values received from an analyte sensor system are provided. One method for a wireless data communication between an analyte sensor system and a mobile device involves storing identification information associated with a transceiver of the analyte sensor system, the identification information entered by a user of the mobile device via a custom application running on the mobile device; causing the custom application to enter a background mode; searching for advertisement signals; receiving an advertisement signal from the transceiver; authenticating the transceiver based on the identification information; prompting the user to bring the custom application to a foreground mode; causing the custom application to request a confirmation from the user that a data connection with the transceiver is desired; receiving the confirmation from the user; and completing the data connection with the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Hector Hernandez-Rosas, Shawn Larvenz, Mark Dervaes, Indrawati Gauba, Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Brian Christopher Smith, Jorge Valdes, Jacob S. Leach
  • Patent number: 10329902
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and non-transitory computer-readable medium having a stored computer program provide characterization of multiphase fluid flow (MPF) using approximate entropy calculation techniques to enhance measuring and monitoring of a flow regime in a segment of pipe for hydrocarbon-production operations. The systems and methods can be optimized using principal component analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Talha Jamal Ahmad, Michael John Black, Muhammad Arsalan, Mohamed Nabil Noui-Mehidi
  • Patent number: 10331239
    Abstract: A peripheral user-interface device for navigation of display content on an electronic display of a computer system. It comprises a base movable relative to the electronic display, a rotary dial arranged on the base and rotatable relative to the base, and an electronic touch sensor coupled mechanically to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Chapman Grant, Geo John Palakunnel, Filipp Demenschonok
  • Patent number: 10331343
    Abstract: The systems described herein provide a remote keyboard service for a media device on a computing device without having to invoke an application or unlock the computing device. The computing device can receive a message indicating that a text input field on the other device is selected and present a notification to the user prompting the user to invoke the virtual keyboard on the computing device to provide text input to the selected text input field. The computing device can receive user input selecting the notification and present a virtual keyboard for providing text input to the other device. The computing device can receive keyboard input from the user selecting characters and send the characters to the other device. The other device can then user the characters as text input to the selected text input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Patent number: 10332384
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing actions and communications responsive to real-time events incorporating local, remote and learned information are disclosed. The system includes a cloud application on a cloud server and a premises device at a premises. The premises device has a plurality of sensors coupled to and/or included in the premises device. The cloud application receives signals, status and other information from the premises device. The cloud application also obtains information from third party information sources. The cloud application obtains location and other pertinent information about key persons. The cloud application evaluates actions to take in response to signals, status and information received from the premises device taking into consideration information from the third party information sources and information about key persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Observables, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham M Schryer, Ronald Richard Gans, Skylar Dante Jones
  • Patent number: 10327048
    Abstract: Given a node of a utility service distribution network, a topology of a subset of the distribution network having the given node as a root node and one or more child nodes branching from the given node is determined. The topology may be determined based on relationships or correlations of utility usage information between the given node and a plurality of potential nodes that are considered in the topology determination. Upon determining the topology associated with the given node, the determined topology may be used to detect fraud and leakage that may occur in the distribution network on a regular basis or upon request. If fraud or leakage is detected in the distribution network, the system may schedule a follow-up and/or field investigation to investigate and fix the fraud or the leakage in the distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Itron Global SARL
    Inventor: Hartman Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 10324620
    Abstract: Content on a display user interface of an electronic device, such as a wearable electronic device, can be manipulated using capacitive touch sensors that may be seamlessly integrated into the housing or strap of the electronic device. The capacitive touch sensors can advantageously replace mechanical buttons and other mechanical user interface components, such as a crown, to provide industrial design opportunities not possible with the inclusion of mechanical buttons and mechanical interface components. Moreover, the capacitive touch sensors can enable ambidextrous user interface control of content displayed on a touchscreen without requiring the user to touch the touchscreen. In some examples, content displayed on the touchscreen can be accessed in response to a variety of touch gestures processed by the capacitive touch sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Haran Balaram
  • Patent number: 10319268
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide compensation for ambient light in a location of a display device are described. According to various embodiments, a method of compensating for ambient light in a display device is provided. According to the method, an ambient light measurement may be received. The ambient light measurement may include information concerning the intensity of the ambient light present at the location of the display device, the spectrum of the ambient light present at the display device (e.g., color temperature, white balance, or wavelength), and/or both an intensity and a spectrum of the ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Hartlove
  • Patent number: 10321229
    Abstract: A wireless sound equipment including a band having elasticity, a housing provided at both ends of the band, the housing having a receiver holder formed in one end, a receiver coupled/decoupled to/from the receiver holder, a printed circuit board provided in the housing, a rotary member provided in the housing and an audio cable having one end connected to the rotary member and the other end connected to the receiver is provided. The rotary member includes an audio substrate connected to the printed circuit board and having a circular connecting terminal and an audio brush connected to the one end of the audio cable to transmit a signal transmitted from the printed circuit board to the audio cable while moving over the circular connecting terminal of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangwoo Seo, Hyungwoo Park, Donghyun Kim, Hyunsun Yoo, Secheol Oh, Hyuksoo Chang
  • Patent number: 10310676
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention senses the distance to an image projection area to which an image is projected, and determines an image projection state including a state of at least one of the image projection area and a space between the image projection apparatus and the image projection area, on the basis of the sensed distance. The image projection apparatus projects an image onto the image projection area on the basis of the determined image projection state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangho Lee, Kyoungjoung Kim, Kyungho Lee, Hyunhee You, Hyunsik Yoon, Yangsik Kim, Jihwan Lim, Jeonghoon Park, Taesoon Kim, Sangkyu Kang
  • Patent number: 10303306
    Abstract: A projection display unit (1) includes a body (10) and an invisible light application unit (30). The body (10) includes a projection optical system and a detection optical system. The projection optical system projects an image onto a projection surface (110). The detection optical system acquires an imaging signal based on invisible light. The invisible light application unit (30) applies the invisible light along a surface in vicinity of the projection surface while being placed on a surface that is an extension of the projection surface. The body (10) is movable with respect to an output opening (31) of the invisible light application unit, and a position of the body is adjustable with respect to the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaki Hasuike, Hajime Ishihara, Masaharu Sakata, Yasutaka Sakata
  • Patent number: 10303274
    Abstract: The present invention provides a touch sensor panel and a fabrication method thereof, in which metal wires for forming a metal mesh are subject to patterning to have symmetrical components being in correlation with each other on the basis of x and y axes, thereby improving visibility. In the touch sensor panel and the fabrication method thereof, the metal wires consist of continuous unit wires in which a unit wire and another unit wire crossing with the unit wire have symmetrical components being in correlation with each other and the size of the symmetrical components is determined based on the line width of the unit wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changjun Maeng, Jong Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 10303318
    Abstract: Capacitance distribution on a touch panel is detected with a simple configuration. A drive switch element between each of electrodes and a corresponding drive line is made to turn on and the drive line is driven on the basis of a code sequence. A sense switch element between each of the electrodes and a corresponding sense line is made to turn on and a linear sum signal of each of the electrodes is read along the sense line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mutsumi Hamaguchi, Masayuki Miyamoto, Shinji Shinjo
  • Patent number: 10303315
    Abstract: A flexible display device including a display panel providing a base surface and a touch sensing part disposed on the base surface. The display panel further includes a buffer layer and is divided into a plurality of emission areas and non-emission areas disposed adjacent thereto. The buffer layer includes recessed portions, each of which has a groove defined in a corresponding emission area of the emission areas and flat portions connected to the recessed portions. The touch sensing part disposed on the buffer layer includes conductive patterns and an insulation layer covering the conductive patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Beunghwa Jeong, Yang-ho Jung
  • Patent number: 10303243
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method of controlling an electronic device. The method includes detecting, using a processor, a user using one or more sensors. The method further includes selecting one table from a set of tables, wherein each table includes a set of rules to be followed depending on the detecting step. The method further includes measuring changes in a position of the user that are detected by the one or more sensors. The method further includes comparing the changes in the position of the user to one or more rules in the selected table. The method further includes controlling the electronic device based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramamohan Chennamsetty, Charles K. Davis, III, Christopher R. Dotson, Charles S. Lingafelt
  • Patent number: 10306339
    Abstract: It is necessary to increase the scale of a sensor network to achieve high resource exploration efficiency. On the other hand, since there are increasing needs to extend the area of an exploration region and to detect deeper geological stratum and crust structures more accurately, the large-scale sensor network needs to be operated for a long period of several weeks or longer. In order to solve the problem, a sensor unit needs to be turned on always to perform measurement always. However, an auxiliary measurement unit is activated intermittently since the auxiliary measurement unit needs to acquire data at necessary timings only. On the other hand, during collection and transmission of data and charging of a battery, a sensor terminal detects whether power is supplied from a data collection and charging device and automatically turns off the sensor unit and the auxiliary measurement unit to activate a data transmission unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Serizawa, Ryosuke Fujiwara, Masayuki Miyazaki