Patents Examined by Muhammad N. Edun
  • Patent number: 10726370
    Abstract: A method, in a computing device, of automatic contextual task presentation, includes: storing, in a memory of the computing device, a sequence of task instructions for presentation to an operator of the computing device via an output assembly connected to the mobile computing device; detecting, via an input assembly of the computing device, a task initiation event; responsive to detecting the task initiation event: controlling the output assembly to present a first task instruction from the sequence to the operator; obtaining orientation data corresponding to the operator from an inertial measurement unit associated with the computing device; based on the orientation data, tracking an accumulated operator orientation change since the detection of the task initiation event; and when the accumulated operator orientation change exceeds a threshold, controlling the output assembly to present a second task instruction from the sequence to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Bernacki, James S. L. Chen, Andrew Pierce, Matthew Adam Van Sickle
  • Patent number: 10725575
    Abstract: An electrode sheet disposed in a touch input device capable of detecting a pressure of a touch on a touch surface may be provided. The touch input device includes: a display module; a pressure electrode disposed under the display module; and a reference pressure electrode disposed under the display module. A distance between the pressure electrode and a reference potential layer is changed when the pressure is applied to the touch surface. A capacitance detected at the pressure electrode is changed according to the distance change. A magnitude of the pressure applied to the touch surface is calculated on the basis of a difference between a reference capacitance calculated from a capacitance detected at the reference pressure electrode and a detected capacitance calculated from the capacitance detected at the pressure electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HIDEEP INC.
    Inventors: Sang Sic Yoon, Young Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 10725506
    Abstract: Embodiments of a context-aware User Interface (UI) for multi-form factor Information Handling Systems (IHSs) are described. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, an IHS may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to: identify an arrangement of a second display relative to a first display; identify a position of a keyboard relative to the second display; and modify a Graphical User Interface (GUI) provided by the second display in response to: (i) the arrangement; and (ii) the position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Vivek Viswanathan Iyer, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert, Mark R. Ligameri
  • Patent number: 10712865
    Abstract: A computerized device having a man-machine input interface, a controller and a display. The controller being arranged to control the display according to a control value measured on the man-machine input interface at a first measuring frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Université De Lille, Inria Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique
    Inventors: GĂ©ry Casiez, Denis Efimov, Rosane Ushirobira, Stanislav Aranovskiy, Nicolas Roussel
  • Patent number: 10712873
    Abstract: A display device according to the present disclosure includes a sensor pixel unit including a plurality of pixels, a photo touch sensor in the sensor pixel unit, a read out line which is disposed in a second direction and transmits a touch sensing signal by the photo touch sensor, a sensor data line which is disposed in the second direction and applies a sensor data signal to the photo touch sensor, and a sensor display gate line which is disposed in a first direction different from the second direction and applies a sensor gate signal to the photo touch sensor and applies a display gate signal to the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SeungHwan Shin, DaeYoung Seo, YoungMin Jeong, SoYoung Lee
  • Patent number: 10706800
    Abstract: A display module includes a flexible and bendable display panel defining a display area and a peripheral area thereon, and a driving module disposed in the peripheral area. The driving module includes a first micro-chip, multiple second micro-chips, a transistor-based shift register circuit and a transistor-based demultiplexer (de-MUX) circuit. The first micro-chip provides the functions of image receiver, level shift and gamma buffer. Each of the second micro-chips provides the functions of latch, digital to analog converter and output buffer. The transistor-based shift register circuit generates shift register output signals for the second micro-chips. The transistor-based de-MUX receives the analog data signals from the second micro-chips and send the analog data signals to a plurality of data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: A.U. VISTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chen, Fang-Chen Luo
  • Patent number: 10698446
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display module in which a folding area foldable with respect to a virtual folding axis on a plane and first and second non-folding areas adjacent to both sides of the folding area are defined and which is configured to display an image; a support plate below the display module; and an adhesion film between the display module and the support plate. The support plate includes a first support plate bonded to the adhesion film on the first non-folding area, and a second support plate bonded to the adhesion film on the second non-folding area. The first support plate includes a plurality of first protrusions protruding toward the second support plate, the second support plate includes a plurality of second protrusions protruding toward the first support plate, and the first and second protrusions are alternately arranged with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungseop Kim, Sungkyun Park, Jinbo Shim, Jaewon Choi, Jung-moo Hong
  • Patent number: 10691200
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses are disclosed for delivering, in an enclosed environment, subject-directed multi-sensory stimuli output or sequence(s) to a specific subject based upon recognition and identification of a specific subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10691396
    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 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 selected display contents are displayed in the display sub-interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10691288
    Abstract: A technique includes communicating a display device attachment status to an operating system to inform the operating system whether a first display device is attached to a second display device. The technique includes controlling content displayed on the second display device, including controlling whether the second display device is an extension of the first display device based at least in part on the display device attachment status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed S. Azam, Thong Thai, Mike Provencher, Rahul V. Lakdawala
  • Patent number: 10691227
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a main body, an air cushion and a first hidden key. The first hidden key is located at a first side of the main body. The air cushion is located under the main body, and contactable with a working surface. The first hidden key is arranged between the main body and the air cushion. The first hidden key is not exposed outside. When the main body is leaned in a first direction and pressed down, the first hidden key is triggered to generate a first leaning signal. The first hidden key can be used to replace the key of the conventional keyboard. Due to the structure of the mouse device, the mouse device can be operated more intuitively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Chiang Lin, Chun-Nan Su, Pei-Luan Yen, Hsin-Ju Teng, Ting-Yu Liu, Cheng-Chih Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10686021
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mask plate, an OLED display substrate and a method for manufacturing the OLED display substrate, and a display device. The mask plate comprises a plurality of openings arranged as an array and configured to prepare patterns of a pixel definition layer, wherein a width of the opening close to a first side of the mask plate in a first direction is greater than that of the opening away from the first side of the mask plate, and the first direction is a direction from the opening close to the first side of the mask plate to the opening away from the first side of the mask plate. A slope angle of the pattern of the pixel definition layer close to a second side of the OLED display substrate is smaller than that away from the second side of the OLED display substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zailong Mo, Zhiyong Yang, Fan Yang, Da Zhou
  • Patent number: 10664161
    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: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Sanciangco, Bob Bradley, Marc Krochmal, Graham Clarke
  • Patent number: 10664129
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided and includes a touch screen and a processor that is configured to display a first object among a plurality of sequentially arranged objects on the touch screen, display, when a first user input that satisfies a designated condition is detected via the touch screen while the first object is displayed, a second object arranged subsequent to the first object according to an arrangement order among the plurality of objects on the touch screen, and display, when a second user input that does not satisfy the designated condition is detected via the touch screen while the first object is displayed, a third object designated regardless of the arrangement order among the plurality of objects on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae-Myoung Lee, Young-Mi Kim, Young-Seong Kim, Seung-Wook Nam, Hyo-Sang Bang, Sang-Su Lee, Youngjay Lee, Kyung-Soo Lim, Soe-Youn Yim, Martin Jung, Jin-Hoon Cho, Hyun-Yeul Lee
  • Patent number: 10665143
    Abstract: A method for characterizing and eliminating the effect of propagation delay on data and monitor lines of AMOLED panels is introduced. A similar technique may be utilized to cancel the effect of incomplete settling of select lines that control the write and read switches of pixels on a row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Yaser Azizi
  • Patent number: 10665157
    Abstract: Systems and methods reduce likelihood of hysteresis that reduces perceived image quality of a subsequent image frame by toggling the display pixels to relax the display pixels by overwriting previous image frame data. During non-emission periods of the pixels, the pixels may be pre-toggled or exercised to improve response time and accuracy of the pixel. Data for pixels being programmed may also be used to pre-toggle other pixels reducing overhead but increasing cross-talk. Since the amount of cross-talk is related to content of the pixels being pre-toggled, a line buffer may be used to store image data for the pixels being pre-toggled. This stored image data may be used to determine how much pre-compensation is to be applied to data for the pixels being programmed. In other words, an amount of compensation applied is based at least in part on the content (e.g., greyscale levels) of the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Sheng Lin, Shengkui Gao, Yingying Tang, Sean C. Chang, Mohammad B. Vahid Far, Kasra M. Omid-Zohoor, Chumin Zhao, Jingyu Huang, Mohammad Ali Jangda, Hyunwoo Nho, Chaohao Wang, Marc J. DeVincentis, Marc Albrecht, Warren S. Rieutort-Louis
  • Patent number: 10656714
    Abstract: A portable computer includes a display portion comprising a display and a base portion pivotally coupled to the display portion. The base portion may include a bottom case and a top case, formed from a dielectric material, coupled to the bottom case. The top case may include a top member defining a top surface of the base portion and a sidewall integrally formed with the top member and defining a side surface of the base portion. The portable computer may also include a sensing system including a first sensing system configured to determine a location of a touch input applied to the top surface of the base portion and a second sensing system configured to determine a force of the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, Brett W. Degner, Ron A. Hopkinson, Asif Hussain, Dinesh C. Mathew, Mikael M. Silvanto, Chang Zhang, Zheng Gao, Robert Y. Cao, Keith J. Hendren, Bryan W. Posner, Simon R. Lancaster-Larocque, Alex J. Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10656743
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a display area including a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of touch sensors, a gate driving circuit dividing the display area into a plurality of horizontal blocks and driving gate lines of a horizontal block by units of horizontal blocks at every display period in one frame, and a touch driving circuit sensing a touch through touch sensors of the horizontal block by units of horizontal blocks at every touch sensing period in the one frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YongSeok Park, JungHyun Lee, Yeonkyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10652646
    Abstract: A user content audio signal is converted into sound that is delivered into an ear canal of a wearer of an in-ear speaker, while the in-ear speaker is sealing off the ear canal against ambient sound leakage. An acoustic or venting valve in the in-ear speaker is automatically signaled to open, so that sound inside the ear canal is allowed to travel out into an ambient environment through the valve, while activating conversion of an ambient content audio signal into sound for delivery into the ear canal. Both user content and ambient content are heard by the wearer. The ambient content audio signal is digitally processed so that certain frequency components have been gain adjusted, based on an equalization profile, so as to compensate for some of the insertion loss that is due to the in-ear speaker blocking the ear canal. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Scott C. Grinker
  • Patent number: 10643543
    Abstract: A driver of a display panel is provided. The driver includes a plurality of sensing channels configured to receive a plurality of sensing signals from the display panel via a plurality of sensing lines and output the sensing signals, the sensing channels are coupled to the sensing lines in an arrangement selected from one of a random arrangement and a normal arrangement. The driver further includes a signal convertor coupled to the sensing channels and configured to receive the sensing signals from the sensing channels in a sequence selected from one of a random sequence and a normal sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Jhih-Siou Cheng, Tzong-Honge Shieh, Ju-Lin Huang