Patents Examined by Nicholas J Lee
  • Patent number: 11568670
    Abstract: An electronic device, applicable to sense a fingerprint, includes a first electrode and at least one second electrode. The first electrode includes at least one opening. The at least one second electrode is disposed on the first electrode. The at least one second electrode covers the at least one opening of the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11567327
    Abstract: A display module includes an image light generation device configured to generate image light, a first reflection section configured to reflect the image light from the image light generation device, a first diffraction element configured to diffract the image light entering a first incident surface, a second reflection section configured to reflect the image light from the first diffraction element, and a second diffraction element configured to diffract the image light entering a second incident surface, thereby forming an exit pupil. When viewed from a normal line direction of a virtual plane including a normal line of the first incident surface and a normal line of the second incident surface, an optical axis of the image light from the image light generation device toward the first reflection section and an optical axis of the image light from the first diffraction element toward the second reflection section intersect each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yonekubo, Takashi Takeda, Mitsutaka Ide
  • Patent number: 11561616
    Abstract: There is disclosed devices, systems and methods for nonverbal multi-input and feedback devices for user intended computer control and communication of text, graphics and audio. The system comprises sensory devices comprising sensors to detect a user inputting gestures on sensor interfaces, a cloud system comprising a processor, for retrieving the inputted gestures detected by the sensor on the sensory device, comparing the inputted gestures to gestures stored in databases on the cloud system, identifying at least a text, graphics and/or speech command comprising a word that corresponds to the inputted gesture; showing the command to the user; and transmitting the command to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Cognixion Corporation
    Inventor: Andreas Forsland
  • Patent number: 11556626
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a detector that detects an object present within a predetermined detection range; and an embedded controller that based on a detection result by the detector determines that the object has left the electronic apparatus when the object is no longer detected within a first detection range of the predetermined detection range after the object has previously been detected within the first detection range, and determines that the object has approached the electronic apparatus after the object is detected within a second detection range in the predetermined detection range wider than the first detection range when no objects were previously detected within the predetermined detection range. While the object determined to have left is detected within the second detection range, the embedded controller determines that the object has re-approached based on a detection position of the object moving toward the first detection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kosugi, Masashi Nishio, Eri Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11557144
    Abstract: A capacitive fingerprint sensing device is provided. A sensing pixel unit includes a capacitor, a reset circuit, and a sensing capacitor. The reset circuit provides a reset voltage during a reset period to reset a voltage on the capacitor and provides an adjustment current during a sensing period to adjust a sense voltage generated on a common junction of the capacitor and the reset circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Egis Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Lin, Chung-Yi Wang, Zhe-Wei Kuo
  • Patent number: 11543890
    Abstract: A custom gesture collection and recognition system having a machine learning accelerator includes a transmission unit, a first reception chain, a second reception chain, a customized gesture collection engine and a machine learning accelerator. The transmission unit transmits a transmission signal to detect a gesture. The first reception chain receives a first signal and generates first feature map data corresponding to the first signal. The second reception chain receives a second signal and generates second feature map data corresponding to the second signal. The first signal and the second signal are generated by the gesture reflecting the transmission signal. The customized gesture collection engine generates gesture data according to at least the first feature map data and the second feature map data. The machine learning accelerator performs machine learning with the gesture data. The accuracy and correctness of gesture recognition may be improved by means of machine learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Kaikutek Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Chun-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 11543700
    Abstract: A low-resolution image is displayed at high resolution and power consumption is reduced. Resolution is made higher by super-resolution processing. Then, display is performed with the luminance of a backlight controlled by local dimming after the super-resolution processing. By controlling the luminance of the backlight, power consumption can be reduced. Further, by performing the local dimming ater the super-resolution processing, accurate display can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 11545538
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first substrate having a display area and a peripheral area. The display area includes pixels with first output wires connected to the pixels. A first driver is connected to the first output wires and positioned in the peripheral area at a first side of the display area. The first substrate includes a notch portion having a curved edge and the display area has a first display portion and a second display portion with the notch portion therebetween. At least one of the first output wires is a first main line at the first display portion, a second main line at the second display portion, and a first connecting line that is connected to the first main line and the second main line and is at the peripheral area between the first display portion and the second display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Hwan Cho, Doo Hwan Kim, Tae Jin Kim, Tae Hyun Kim, Joo Sun Yoon, Min Jae Jeong, Jong Hyun Choi
  • Patent number: 11538274
    Abstract: A palm vein identification system includes a palm vein scanning device to capture a scan of a vein pattern of a candidate; the database having a groups, each group having a records, each records associated with a candidate record; the server having a processing unit to receive the scan from the communication system; create an image file associated with the scan; determine which of the groups the scan fits into; and narrow down a match associated with the scan based on which of the groups the scan fits into; the server authenticates the candidate based on the match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Jackson Klein
  • Patent number: 11532281
    Abstract: A display panel includes a first shift register, a first demultiplexer, a plurality of first gate lines, and a plurality of rows of first sub-pixels. The first shift register outputs a first shift signal. The first demultiplexer is coupled to the first shift register and receives the first shift signal and outputs a plurality of first gate driving signals. The plurality of first gate lines receive the plurality of first gate driving signals. Each row of first sub-pixels is coupled to a corresponding first gate line of the plurality of first gate lines. The first sub-pixels of the same row emit light of a same color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Shiuan Cherng, Chia-Hao Tsai, Chang-Chiang Cheng, Yung-Hsun Wu
  • Patent number: 11533005
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing structure including a first cover facing in a first direction and forming a first surface of the electronic device, and a second cover facing in a second direction opposite to the first direction and forming a second surface of the electronic device. The electronic device also includes a display positioned in a space formed by the housing structure and exposed through the first surface. The electronic device further includes an energy harvesting structure positioned in the space and configured to generate a current from a contact input to the first surface and a sound input generated inside and outside the electronic device. The electronic device additionally includes a battery positioned in the space. The electronic device also includes a charging circuit configured to charge the battery using the current received from the energy harvesting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangheon Lee, Seongjin An, Bookeun Oh, Jaeyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11521421
    Abstract: A sensing circuit has a first capacitor, a second capacitor, a first sensing wire and a second sensing wire. The first capacitor is electrically connected to a first sensing electrode via the first sensing wire, the second capacitor is electrically connected to a second sensing electrode via the second sensing wire, and the first sensing wire and the second sensing wire are coupled. A first reference signal is provided to the first sensing wire. A first sensing signal is provided to the first capacitor. A second reference signal is provided to a second sensing wire at time of providing the first sensing signal to the first capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: InnoLux Corporation
    Inventors: Chandra Lius, Kuan-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 11520401
    Abstract: A method includes determining an eye focus depth and determining a focus point relative to a viewing location in a virtual environment based on the eye focus depth, wherein the virtual environment includes a computer-generated object. The method also includes, upon determining that the focus point is located within a threshold distance from the computer-generated object, activating a function of a computer-executable code development interface relative to the computer-generated object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Norman N. Wang, Tyler L. Casella, Benjamin Breckin Loggins, Daniel M. Delwood
  • Patent number: 11522121
    Abstract: A tactile reproduction device, a method for driving the same, and a tactile reproduction apparatus. Tactile reproduction device may simulate textures to implement tactile reproduction. tactile reproduction device includes a plurality of piezoelectric units, includes: first electrode, piezoelectric section, and second electrode which are laminated, wherein the second electrode includes: first comb electrode and second comb electrode; the first comb electrode includes: a plurality of first comb-teeth electrodes and a first comb-shank electrode connecting the plurality of first comb-teeth electrodes; the second comb electrode includes: a plurality of second comb-teeth electrodes and a second comb-shank electrode connecting the plurality of second comb-teeth electrodes; the plurality of first comb-teeth electrodes and the plurality of second comb-teeth electrodes are mutually intersected; the first electrode includes a plurality of electrode units which are not connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Hua, Yuju Chen, Xiaofeng Yin
  • Patent number: 11514707
    Abstract: Optical sensors and their making methods are described herein. In some embodiments, a described sensing apparatus includes: an image sensor; a collimator above the image sensor, wherein the collimator includes an array of apertures; and an optical filtering layer above the collimator, wherein the optical filtering layer is configured to filter a portion of light to be transmitted into the array of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: You-Cheng Jhang, Han-Zong Pan, Wei-Ding Wu, Jui-Chun Weng, Hsin-Yu Chen, Cheng-San Chou, Chin-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 11513627
    Abstract: An assistive device and method to provide non-visual assistance to a user comprises a haptic feedback interface that includes a plurality of haptic elements. The assistive device generates a first touch-discernible output layout on the haptic feedback interface using the plurality of haptic elements. The first touch-discernible output layout corresponds to a first reproduction of a 3D real-world area within a first proximity range of the assistive device and includes a first set of different haptic indicators to discern movement of a first set of moving objects within the first proximity range. The assistive device receives a selection of a first haptic indicator that discerns a target moving object and executes a transition from the first touch-discernible output layout to a second touch-discernible output layout based on a movement of the target moving object from the first proximity range to a second proximity range of the assistive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Niki Mani, Alex Hamid Mani
  • Patent number: 11507239
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided that contain flexible displays that are bent to form displays on multiple surfaces of the devices. Bent flexible displays may be bent to form front side displays and edge displays. Edge displays may be separated from front side displays or from other edge displays using patterned housing members, printed or painted masks, or by selectively activating and inactivating display pixels associated with the flexible display. Edge displays may alternately function as virtual buttons, virtual switches, or informational displays that are supplemental to front side displays. Virtual buttons may include transparent button members, lenses, haptic feedback components, audio feedback components, or other components for providing feedback to a user when virtual buttons are activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Myers, Stephen Brian Lynch, Anthony S. Montevirgen
  • Patent number: 11508182
    Abstract: An electronic circuit adapted to drive a panel including a plurality of fingerprint sensing zones is provided. The electronic circuit includes a fingerprint sensing circuit. The fingerprint sensing circuit is configured to determine at least two fingerprint sensing zones to perform a fingerprint sensing operation according to a touch area and receive a fingerprint sensing signal corresponding to fingerprint sensing data from the at least two fingerprint sensing zones. The fingerprint sensing circuit rearranges the fingerprint sensing data from the at least two fingerprint sensing zones. In addition, an electronic device and a method for sensing a fingerprint image are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Wu-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 11507209
    Abstract: A stylus pen includes a hollow pen tube, a circuit board, a pen core body, a stopping member, and a positioning assembly. The hollow pen tube extends along an axial direction and includes a pen tip end and a pen tail end. The circuit board includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface is provided with a trigger element. The second surface faces the pen tail end. The stopping member is disposed in a pen tip chamber and adjacent to the first surface. The positioning assembly is disposed in a pen body chamber and includes a wedge-shaped fixing base and a limiting member. The wedge-shaped fixing base has an inclined surface. The limiting member is assembled on the inclined surface and abuts against the second surface, so that the first surface leans against the stopping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Liu
  • Patent number: 11508175
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display panel including a base substrate and a plurality of pixels disposed on a front surface of the base substrate to display an image, a cover panel in which an opening part is defined, a fingerprint sensor spaced by a predetermined gap from the cover panel and accommodated in the opening part, and an adhesive member accommodated in the opening part and disposed between the fingerprint sensor and the display panel, and the opening part includes a side surface having a step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanghan Son, Muhyun Kim, Sungmin Kim, Eunju Shin