Patents Examined by Nicholas Lee
  • Patent number: 10241581
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for radio frequency (RF) based micro-motion tracking. These techniques enable even millimeter-scale hand motions to be tracked. To do so, radar signals are used from radar systems that, with conventional techniques, would only permit resolutions of a centimeter or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Google LLC, The Board of Trustees of the Lealand Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Jaime Lien, Erik M. Olson, Patrick M. Amihood, Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 10209837
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device comprises pixel electrodes formed in a display area, drive electrodes opposed to the pixel electrodes, first and second line groups formed in a non-display area, a first switch configured to apply a voltage for display or a drive signal to the drive electrodes, and a scanner configured to control the first switch. In the above structure, the first and second line groups are disposed with a space between the first line group and the second line group, and at least a part of the scanner is disposed in the space between the first line group and the second line group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Fukushima, Hiroshi Mizuhashi
  • Patent number: 10198237
    Abstract: A display device and a method of driving the same are provided. The display device includes a drive circuit and at least two display units, the drive circuit drives one or at least two display units to display a required image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lan Feng
  • Patent number: 10198092
    Abstract: According to various exemplary embodiments, there may be provided an electronic device including a housing having a first side and an opposite second side, a display disposed between the first side and the second side, an ElectroMagnetic Resonance (EMR) sensor pad disposed between the display and the second side, a pen placing space disposed between the first side and the second side to accommodate an electronic pen, and a detecting member disposed in vicinity of the electronic pen for detecting the electronic pen when the electronic pen is fully inserted into the pen placing space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myeong Sil Park, Joohoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10191710
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for displaying and managing dynamic, multi-media, video content presentation on an architectural scale. Methods and systems described include associating a video display with an advertising marketplace and leasing rights to a video display. A plurality of physical panel, rod, curtain, blade, and fin video display arrays are described, as are methods and systems for managing and editing video for display and powering a video display that is associated with an architectural feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: StandardVision LLC
    Inventor: Adrian Velicescu
  • Patent number: 10187048
    Abstract: A comparator circuit according to the present disclosure includes: a first switch section that selectively takes in a signal voltage; a second switch section that selectively takes in a control waveform; a differential amplifier including a non-inverted input end connected to each of output ends of the first switch section and the second switch section; a capacity section including one end connected to an inverted input end of the differential amplifier and the other end supplied with a reference voltage; and a third switch section that selectively short-circuits the inverted input end and an output end of the differential amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Sugiyama, Masaki Yoshioka, Ken Kikuchi, Masaru Chibashi, Ken Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10181306
    Abstract: A peep proof display method adapted to a display apparatus including a first backlight module and a second backlight module. At a narrow view angle display mode, output a first data signal and a second data signal according to the first data signal. During a first sub-frame period, enable the first backlight module and disable the second backlight module so as to display the first data signal on the display apparatus. During a second sub-frame, enable the second backlight module and disable the first backlight module so as to display the second data signal on the display apparatus. A peak of a first light intensity distribution curve of the first backlight module is in a narrow viewing angle range. Peaks of a second light intensity distribution curve of the second backlight module are in a wide viewing angle range individual to the narrow viewing angle range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Yiwen Chang, Super Liao
  • Patent number: 10180573
    Abstract: A micro display apparatus reduces weight and volume of a head-mounted display (HMD) terminal and simplify components used in the HMD terminal by embedding HMD terminal devices such as a differential signal receiver, a light source control unit on a driving substrate (backplane) for HMD display in the form of a head-mounted display. The apparatus includes a terminal control unit for receiving a video signal from outside, converting the video signal into a video data and a video control signal for displaying an image, storing the video data and the video control signal, converting the converted video data and video control signal into differential signals and outputting the differential signals; and a HMD terminal unit worn by a user, for receiving the differential signals from the terminal control unit, converting the video data and the video control signal into TTL or LVCMOS signals and displaying the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: RAONTECH INC.
    Inventor: Min-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 10181294
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method and apparatus for controlling liquid crystal display brightness, and a liquid crystal display device, and relates to the field of liquid crystal display technologies, where the method includes: determining grayscale values of all pixels in a zone image data block under a predetermined rule according to a received image signal, and pre-obtaining a zone backlight value corresponding to the zone image data block according to the grayscale values; multiplying the pre-obtained zone backlight value with a backlight value gain coefficient to obtain a backlight value of a backlight zone corresponding to the zone image data block to which a gain is applied, wherein the backlight value gain coefficient is more than 1; and outputting the backlight value of the backlight zone to a driver circuit of backlight source in the backlight zone to control the brightness of the backlight source in the backlight zone as a result of driving, thus improving the effect of contrast quality of pictures
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Electric Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuxin Zhang, Shunming Huang, Zhicheng Song
  • Patent number: 10180758
    Abstract: A touch panel driving device that can easily perform a force sensing drive with a touch drive unit and a force drive unit that can be integrally formed in one-chip, a touch panel device can include the one-chip touch panel drive device, and a driving method thereof are provided. The touch panel device can include a bypass path that supplies a second touch sensing signal to a drive unit without passing through a sensing unit. Accordingly, the touch panel device can perform both touch sensing based on a first touch sensing signal and force sensing based on a second touch sensing signal using a single drive unit and prevent an erroneous second touch sensing signal from being transmitted to the drive unit due via the sensing unit, thereby easily and more accurately performing the force sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JunSeok Oh, JongHee Hwang
  • Patent number: 10175761
    Abstract: A haptic output device includes a touch surface, a sensor configured to sense an input at the touch surface, and a controller configured to read the sensor, identify a location of the input, switch from a read mode to a write mode, and write a voltage based on the location of the input to generate an electrostatic output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Danny A. Grant
  • Patent number: 10170533
    Abstract: A display device including a pixel array unit having a matrix of pixels each configured such that an anode electrode of an organic electroluminescent element is connected to a source electrode of a drive transistor, a gate electrode of the drive transistor is connected to a source or drain electrode of a writing transistor, and a storage capacitor is connected between the gate and source electrodes of the drive transistor, scanning lines and power supply lines for individual pixel rows, and signal lines for individual pixel columns. A video signal reference potential is supplied to the signal lines for a period during which a scanning signal is supplied to the scanning lines during driving of pixels in a preceding row. During threshold correction for the drive transistor in a current pixel, the video signal reference potential and a potential of the cathode electrode of the organic electroluminescent element are equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihito Iida, Mitsuru Asano, Katsuhide Uchino
  • Patent number: 10170057
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method, and a liquid crystal display device, and relates to the field of liquid crystal display technologies, where the method includes: determining grayscale values of pixels in zone image data block under a predetermined rule according to a received image signal, and pre-obtaining a zone backlight value corresponding to the zone image data block according to the grayscale values in the zone image data block; determining a backlight gain coefficient according to a backlight value gain variable and an ambient luminance revision variable, and multiplying the zone backlight value with the backlight gain coefficient to obtain backlight values of a backlight zone corresponding to the zone image data block to which a gain is applied, wherein the backlight value gain variable is determined by the grayscale values, and the ambient luminance revision variable is determined by ambient luminance; and outputting the backlight value of the backlight zone to a driver circuit of backlight source
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Electric Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuxin Zhang, Shunming Huang, Zhicheng Song
  • Patent number: 10168572
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display device and a backlight source. The display device includes a liquid crystal panel and a backlight source. The liquid crystal panel includes a color filter substrate, an array substrate arranged opposite to the color filter substrate, and a blue phase liquid crystal layer arranged between the color filter substrate and the array substrate. A first driving electrode is arranged at a side of the color filter substrate facing the array substrate, and a second driving electrode is arranged at a side of the array substrate facing the color filter substrate. The backlight source includes: a light guide plate; and a composite layer arranged at a light-exiting surface of the light guide plate and including a plurality of dielectric layers whose refractive indices decrease gradually in a direction away from the light-exiting surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanli Zhao, Xiaoji Li, Xiuzhu Tang, Keguo Liu, Changgong Zhu, Jianghong Wen, Shuangyu Li
  • Patent number: 10162420
    Abstract: A recognition device according to an embodiment described herein includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor generates a trajectory of a pointer based at least in part on information relating to a movement of the pointer, detects that the pointer contacts an operation surface, determines a detection time when the pointer contacts the operation surface, and determines a detection position of the pointer at the detection time, sets the detection position as a starting point, determines an ending point corresponding to the starting point based on at least the detection time or the detection position, and sets the trajectory from the starting point to the ending point as a target trajectory, and determines a command input by a user with a gesture of the pointer based on the target trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nakasu, Tsukasa Ike, Yasunobu Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10156922
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods and systems for mitigating pathogen transmission via a touch surface of a touch input device. Mitigation is accomplished through selective touch surface sterilization and through touchscreen user interface reorganization. The touch surface includes a pixel array for illuminating selected portions of the touch surface with ultraviolet light of a sterilization wavelength based upon the received touch inputs. The selective illumination may occur while receiving a touch input or after an accumulation of touch inputs have been received. The user interface may also be reorganized based on received touch inputs in order to locate user interface icons to lesser touched locations of the touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Cohen, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10152226
    Abstract: A portable device and a screen changing method of a portable device are provided, which display a second screen corresponding to detected successive motions of first and second touches on an edge touch screen that has a main display area, and a first (or left) edge display area and a second (or right) edge display area, each of which is extended from the main display area, and displays a first screen among a plurality of screens. The device and method may further display a second screen different from a first screen among a plurality of screens corresponding to directions of detected successive motions of first and second touches on an edge touch screen that has a main display area, and a first edge display area and a second edge display area, each of which is extended from the main display area, and displays a first screen among a plurality of screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gu-Sul Kim, Nam-Hoi Kim, Hye-Sun Park
  • Patent number: 10152132
    Abstract: A system for amplifying haptic effects provided by a push-pull actuator includes a housing component, a push-pull actuator coupled to the housing component and configured to provide a force and a displacement, a lever component including a lever arm and a fulcrum, and a haptic touch surface coupled to the lever arm via an output interface. The push-pull actuator is via an actuator mount. The amount of displacement transferred to the haptic touch surface from the push-pull actuator is reduced by the lever component and the amount of force transferred to the haptic touch surface from the push-pull actuator is increased by the lever component. The system may include a material stop coupled to the housing component that when compressed by the haptic touch surface exhibits hysteresis to dampen the haptic touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benoit Paul Belley, Charles Banter, Daniel Parker, Kohei Imoto
  • Patent number: 10152172
    Abstract: A keyboard device coupled to an electronic device includes a board, a control panel, and a sound device. The control panel coupled to the board for inputting an operating command further includes a first touch screen, a second touch screen, and a touch pad. The first touch screen can provide one of a handwriting input, a key input and a drawing input to the board as the operating command, the second touch screen can provide a number input to the board as the operating command, and the touch pad can provide a cursor control input to the board as the operating command. The sound device coupled to the board makes a sound based on the operating command received by the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xue-Qin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10152913
    Abstract: An anti-interference display panel includes a source driving chip, a switching signal line, a multiplexer, and an anti-interference signal line. The source driving chip is configured to generate a data signal. The switching signal line is configured to transmit a switching signal. The multiplexer is configured to receive the data signal and the switching signal, and is configured to output the data signal according to the switching signal. The anti-interference signal line is configured to transmit an anti-interference signal. An equivalent resistor and an equivalent capacitor are formed on the anti-interference signal line, and resistance of the equivalent resistor is approximate to resistance of a load resistor coupled to the switching signal line, and capacitance of the equivalent capacitor is approximate to capacitance of a load capacitor coupled to the switching signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Lin, Ming-Hsien Lee, Kai-Wei Hong, Chun-Da Tu, Chuang-Cheng Yang, Chun-Feng Lin