Patents Examined by Nelson M Rosario
  • Patent number: 11133355
    Abstract: An input sensor includes a first pattern and a second pattern overlapping with the first pattern with an intermediate insulating layer interposed therebetween. The second pattern is disposed on the intermediate insulating layer and connected to the first pattern via a contact hole defined through the intermediate insulating layer. The first pattern includes a first mesh line extending along a reference direction, and the second pattern includes a second mesh line extending along the reference direction and overlapping with the first mesh line. An edge of the first mesh line and an edge of the second mesh line are not aligned with each other along a direction perpendicular to a line width direction and the reference direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongseon Park, Hwan-Hee Jeong, Sunhwa Kim, Won-Il Lee
  • Patent number: 11132088
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing including a first plate facing a first direction, a second plate facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a side member disposed in at least part of a peripheral region between the first plate and the second plate, a touch screen display having at least a portion exposed through the first plate of the housing, a fingerprint sensor disposed in a lower portion of the touch screen display, and a cover case that is coupled or integrated with at least part of the housing and that opens or closes the first plate of the housing. An air gap is formed between a first region of the touch screen display that corresponds to the fingerprint sensor and a second region of the cover case that faces at least the first region, with the cover case closing the first plate of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunjang Jin, Suna Kim, Chihyun Cho
  • Patent number: 11127338
    Abstract: A method of presenting visual information on a screen (306) involves defining a boundary (314) delineating a first region of the screen (which may be towards a centre of the screen) from a second region of the screen (which may be towards a periphery of the screen), displaying a first portion of the visual information in the first region of the screen at a first display quality, and displaying a second portion of the visual information in the second region of the screen at a second, lower, display quality. The method further involves blurring the visual information for display in at least a portion of the second region. The location of the boundary (314) may change over time, and may be based on where a user is looking, or is expected to be looking, or on the type of information being displayed or based on other parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew Parks
  • Patent number: 11120738
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a first data line extending from a first peripheral area into a display area, a second data line extending from a second peripheral area into the display area, a pixel electrode, a second input line disposed in the first peripheral area, and a connecting line having a first end electrically connected to the second data line in the second peripheral area and a second end electrically connected to the second input line in the first peripheral area. The connecting line passes through the display area by extending over the first data line while not contacting the first data line, and at least a portion of the connecting line and the pixel electrode include a same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seungwoo Sung, Nayun Kwak, Daesuk Kim, Sujin Lee, Jieun Lee, Chaehan Hyun
  • Patent number: 11119719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for screen sharing are provided. The screen sharing may comprise providing image data from a sender system to a receiver system. The receiver system may be a Virtual Reality [VR] system configured to render the image data in a virtual environment by projecting the image data onto a virtual canvas. At the sender system, visual content may be identified to share with the receiver system. The rendering or display of the virtual environment by the receiver may impose legibility constraints on the visual content. An adjusted version of the visual content may be generated which provides improved legibility when viewed in the virtual environment. The image data representing the adjusted version may then be provided to the receiver system. Accordingly, the legibility of the visual content shared by the sender system may be improved when rendered, displayed and subsequently viewed by a user in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignees: KONINKLIKE KPN N.V., NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Martin Prins, Emmanuel Thomas, Hans Maarten Stokking, Hendrikus Nathaniël Hindriks
  • Patent number: 11114025
    Abstract: A method is proposed for sensing light being incident on an electronic device. The electronic device comprises a display and a light sensor arrangement which is mounted behind the display such as to receive incident light through the display. The method comprises the step of repeatedly switching the display on and off depending on a modulation signal, wherein a sub-frame is defined by an on-state and a consecutive off-state of the display. The modulation signal depends on at least one modulation parameter. In a first sub-frame a display brightness is set to a first level depending on a first value of the at least one modulation parameter. Then a first frame count is determined by integrating the incident light by means of the light sensor arrangement during the first sub-frame. In a second sub-frame the display brightness is set to a second level depending on a second value of the at least one modulation parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Greimel-Längauer, Joachim Lechner, Josef Kriebernegg
  • Patent number: 11107383
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a plurality of gate lines having a desired gate delay time, and a plurality of pixel rows, each of the plurality of pixel rows coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of gate lines, a gate driver configured to sequentially provide a plurality of gate signals to the plurality of gate lines, a data driver configured to provide data signals to each of the plurality of pixel rows, and a controller configured to control the gate driver to sequentially output the plurality of gate signals and to control the data driver to output the data signals that are delayed by the desired gate delay time of the plurality of gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Chang-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 11106243
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first display unit; a touch screen including a second display unit and a detection unit; and a start-up control unit that displays index information on the touch screen, and displays a screen configuration on the first display unit. Another apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first chassis; a second chassis coupled to the first chassis; a first display unit; and a touch screen including a second display unit, and a detection unit that detects a touch operation made on the second display unit. A control method for an apparatus that includes a first display unit and a touch screen including a second display unit and a detection unit is disclosed. The control method includes displaying index information on the second display unit; and displaying, a screen configuration corresponding to an operation area in which a touch operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Yamasaki, Yasumichi Tsukamoto, Tatsumi Nagasawa, Yuichi Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 11099392
    Abstract: An enhanced reality system includes, in an example, a processor, an enhanced reality display to present, via execution of the processor, a view of an enhanced reality environment to a first user, a display device to present to at least a second user, via execution of the processor, a stabilized tracked view of the enhanced reality environment presented to the first user wherein the view of the enhanced environment provided by the display device is provided using a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ian N Robinson, Robert Paul Martin, Nathan Barr Nuber
  • Patent number: 11099656
    Abstract: A low-height key structure includes a keycap, a supporting plate, a connecting element, a circuit board and an elastic element. The circuit board is disposed on the supporting plate. A switch element is installed on the circuit board. The connecting element is connected with the keycap and the supporting plate. The keycap is movable upwardly or downwardly relative to the supporting plate through the connecting element. The elastic element is arranged between the keycap and the circuit board. The elastic element includes a contacting part and an elastic support part, which are connected with each other. The contacting part includes a bowl-shaped concave structure. A raised structure is protruded from a middle region of a bottom side of the bowl-shaped concave structure. A top surface of the raised structure is at a level lower than or equal to a top surface of the contacting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Bo-An Chen, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11099799
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display device includes: receiving history information about an operation to a first operation image for a setting of the display device, from a terminal device displaying the first operation image; generating display information used to display a second operation image for a setting of the display device, using the history information; and transmitting the display information to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigehito Ito
  • Patent number: 11094290
    Abstract: A screen includes a main body display module and multiple auxiliary display units. By dividing a lighting functional coordination area of a main body display module into a lighting sub-area and a coordination sub-area out of the lighting sub-area, and arranging auxiliary display units in the coordination sub-area, the light transmission of the lighting sub-area is no longer interfered by the peripheral auxiliary display units, and thus the lighting effect is improved. In addition, the display effect of the auxiliary display units disposed in the coordination sub-area in a working state can be matched with a display content of a main display area, so that the influence of the lighting functional coordination area on the overall display effect of a screen is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jing Gao, Zhidong Yin
  • Patent number: 11086132
    Abstract: A membrane assembly (150) for a variable focusing power optical assembly (100) comprising a distensible membrane (155) that is held under tension around its periphery by at least one bendable support ring (159) and one or more curvature controllers (170) that are mounted to respective discrete sections of the support ring (159) for actively controlling the curvature of those sections of the ring in a plane (Btz) that is parallel to a z-axis normal to an (x,y) plane which is defined by the un-deformed support ring and tangential (t) to the periphery (boundary B) of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ADLENS LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Edward Stevens, Simon Peter Horrocks, Thomas Norman Llyn Jacoby
  • Patent number: 11087666
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a 3D display substrate including: a plurality of sub-pixels of different colors, a driver and a plurality of plano-convex lenses located at a light-emitting side of the plurality of sub-pixels. The plurality of sub-pixels are corresponding to the plurality of plano-convex lenses in a one-to-one manner. A light-emitting surface of each of the plurality of sub-pixels is located in a focal plane of the corresponding plano-convex lens. Each of the plurality of sub-pixels includes a plurality of sub-pixel sub-portions arranged in an array. The driver is configured to drive the plurality of sub-pixel sub-portions in the same sub-pixel to display images of different grayscales to form a 3D display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Song Yang, Yanliu Sun, Xue Dong, Ming Zhu, Ge Shi, Shiyu Zhang, Yujie Liu, Yuyao Wang, Jiahui Han, Zheng Fang
  • Patent number: 11081036
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a slew rate enhancement apparatus that is connected to an operational amplifier that receives an input signal and generates an output signal according to the input signal for driving a pixel. The slew rate enhancement apparatus comprises a signal edge detector, a comparator, an adjustment unit. The signal edge detector is coupled to the operational amplifier and configured to detect a signal edge and outputting a difference signal corresponding to a difference between the input and output signals. The comparator is coupled to the signal edge detector to receive the difference signal and configured to generate a control signal according to the difference signal. The adjustment unit is coupled to the comparator to receive the control signal, and configured to couple a compensation signal generated by a current source to the operational amplifier according to the control signal to enhance a slew rate of the operation amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Ying-Hsiang Wang
  • Patent number: 11073864
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel disposed in a first non-folding region, a second non-folding region, and a folding region located between the first and second non-folding regions. The display device further includes first and second buffer members disposed on one surface of the display panel in the first and second non-folding regions, respectively, and a metal layer disposed in the first non-folding region, the second non-folding region, and the folding region on one surface of the first buffer member and one surface of the second buffer member. The display device further includes a fingerprint sensor disposed on the metal layer. The first and second buffer members are separated with the folding region therebetween. The metal layer includes first, second, and third metal portions located in the first non-folding region, the second non-folding region, and the folding region, respectively. The fingerprint sensor is attached to the third metal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Hwa Ha, Ja Seung Ku, Seung Ho Jung
  • Patent number: 11073906
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of eye tracking for use in various applications, such as virtual reality or augmented reality applications that include head-mounted display devices. An eye tracking subsystem may be provided that includes a plurality of assemblies that each include a light source, such as an LED, a light detector, such as a silicon photodiode, and a polarizer that is configured to prevent light reflected via specular reflection from reaching the light detectors so that only scattered light is detected by the light detectors. Machine learning or other techniques may be used to track or otherwise determine a user's gaze direction, which may be used by one or more components of an HMD device to improve its functionality in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Hudman, Alan Yates, Gordon Wayne Stoll, Evan Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11074847
    Abstract: A switch timing controlling circuit includes a first timing controlling circuit including a first inverting sub-circuit configured to form a first inverting signal that is inverted from an initial signal having a first level as an inactive level and a second level as an active level input from an initial signal terminal; a first delaying sub-circuit configured to delay a time point of the first inverting signal at which the first inverting signal changes from the first level to the second level to form a first delaying signal; and a second inverting sub-circuit configured to form a reset signal inverted from the first delaying signal; and a second timing controlling circuit including a second delaying sub-circuit configured to delay a time point of the initial signal at which the initial signal changes from the first level to the second level to form a display control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Ji, Tianma Li
  • Patent number: 11068103
    Abstract: A touch substrate and a method for manufacturing the same, a display panel and a display device. The touch substrate includes a first substrate, and a black matrix and a touch electrode layer on the first substrate. The black matrix defines an effective display area. An orthographic projection of the effective display area on the first substrate coincides with an orthographic projection of the touch electrode layer on the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shouzheng Wu, Qing Zhang, Jun Xu, Haozhi Niu, Fusheng Huang
  • Patent number: 11069310
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with a correction data generation unit that generates third correction data that is used for correcting display unevenness of the image display apparatus on the basis of first correction data that is used for correcting display unevenness resulting from the image display apparatus itself and second correction data that is used for correcting display unevenness resulting from an environment set for the image display apparatus, and a correction unit that corrects an image signal using the third correction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Matsui