Patents Examined by Olga Merkoulova
  • Patent number: 10186190
    Abstract: A method and system of compensating for localized phenomena in a display is disclosed. The display includes an array of pixels and a control system for adjusting content data signals for the array of pixels to compensate for aging of the pixels in the array. The control system measures a parameter of at least one of the pixels in the array via a read input of the at least one of the pixels. The controller determines the effect of the localized phenomena on the pixel using the parameter. A characteristic is measured for at least one of the pixels in the array via the read input of the at least one of the pixels. The measured characteristic is adjusted to reduce the effect of the localized phenomena. An adjusted aging compensation value based on the adjusted measured characteristic is calculated by the controller. The aging compensation value is applied to a data content signal to at least one of the pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Mehdi Torbatian
  • Patent number: 10175831
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device with a capacitive touch panel including a laminate between a display panel and a cover layer, the laminate having a viewing-side polarizing plate, a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and a substrate, in which the substrate has an optical film with a phase difference of (2n?1)?/4, where n is a positive integer, the viewing-side polarizing plate has a polarizing film, and a slow axis of the optical film intersects a transmission axis of the polarizing film at an angle of about 45° as viewed in the stacking direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoshima, Shunsuke Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10168815
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for evaluating the quality of automatically composed digital content based on intentional user feedback obtained through a haptic interface. For example, a method includes accessing intentional user feedback collected by a haptic interface executing on a computing device, wherein the intentional user feedback provides an indication as to a user's reaction toward digital content that the user interacts with on the computing device. The digital content includes content that is automatically generated using content generation rules. The method further includes evaluating a quality of the digital content based on the intentional user feedback, and generating an evaluation report that includes information providing an evaluation of the quality of the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos H. Cardonha, Fernando L. Koch
  • Patent number: 10168567
    Abstract: The present invention provides a GOA drive circuit and embedded type touch display panel. The GOA drive circuit comprises GOA units cascade coupled in multilevel, the nth level GOA unit comprises an output end pull down unit and an output control unit, both the output end pull down unit and the output control unit are employed to control a signal outputted by an output end of the nth level GOA unit, and one end of the output end pull down unit is coupled to a first end point, the first end point is loaded with a first signal, and one end of the output control unit is coupled to a nth clock signal, and as the embedded touch display panel enters signal interrupt and performs a touch scan, the output control unit is off to cut off an output path that the nth clock signal outputs to the output end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shangcao Cao, Ronglei Dai
  • Patent number: 10162421
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose an action recognition method and an action recognition apparatus. The method comprises: detecting a motion of at least one body position of a user by using at least one first-type sensor; in response to that a motion amplitude of the at least one body position does not exceed a preset threshold, activating at least one second-type sensor; and recognizing an action of the at least one body position of the user based on at least the detection result of the at least one second-type sensor. In the method and the apparatus of the embodiments of this application, different types of sensors can be selectively activated based on a motion amplitude, and relatively good action recognition precision and effects can be achieved by means of cooperation between various sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Na Wei
  • Patent number: 10146051
    Abstract: An optical device includes a digital visual data system, a forward optical assembly, and an elevation manual adjustment and a windage manual adjustment. The elevation manual adjustment and the windage manual adjustment are configured to adjust a position of a movable optical assembly containing an optical merging assembly independently moveable in relation to the forward optical assembly. The optical merging assembly includes a first wedge-shaped component receiving optical data from the forward optical assembly and a second wedge-shaped component adjacent to the first wedge-shaped component that receives and transmits the optical data from the first wedge-shaped component through the second wedge-shaped component toward an eyepiece assembly and that reflects digital visual data from a micro-display toward the eyepiece assembly to present a merged data view when viewed through the eyepiece assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JSC Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide
    Inventor: Aliaksandr Alsheuski
  • Patent number: 10133351
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for providing haptic output for an electronic device. In certain embodiments, a type of haptic output is provided based on a determined orientation, position, and/or operating environment of the electronic device. Specifically, the electronic device may receive input from one or more sensors associated with electronic device. Once the input from the one or more sensors is received, an orientation, position and/or operating environment of the electronic device is determined. Based on the determined orientation of the electronic device, a type of haptic output is selected and provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Weber, Motohide Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 10133356
    Abstract: A saturation profile is defined in a processor as saturation across at least a substantial portion a sensor's field of view of a sensor. A saturation response is defined in the processor, including an executable instruction. The input is sensed with a sensor and communicated to the processor, and compared to the saturation profile. If the input satisfies the saturation profile, the saturation response is executed. Saturation may include maximum sensor values, minimum sensor values, invalid sensor values, error sensor values, a uniform sensor values, and/or other uninformative or “null data” input, as valid input for system commands, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 10133065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heads up display system for a vehicle interior that includes a light modifying panel configured to cyclically transition between a substantially light transmissive state that facilitates light passage through the light modifying panel and a partially reflective state that facilitates light reflection toward a occupant of a vehicle. The heads up display system also includes a pulsating light source configured to cyclically project an image onto the light modifying panel, and a controller configured to control the pulsating light source and the light modifying panel so that the image is projected onto the light modifying panel while the light modifying panel is in the partially reflective state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Ruiter, Lawrence Robert Hamelink
  • Patent number: 10126818
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically adjusting content composition rules based on evaluation of user feedback information obtained through a haptic interface. For example, a method includes accessing user feedback information collected by a haptic interface executing on a computing device, wherein the user feedback information comprises information indicative of a user's reaction towards digital content rendered by the computing device, evaluating a quality of the digital content based on the user feedback information, and adjusting one or more content composition rules, which are used to automatically generate the digital content, based on the evaluation of the quality of the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos H. Cardonha, Fernando L. Koch
  • Patent number: 10120487
    Abstract: A method for hybrid touch sensing for detecting a normal touch and a force touch concurrently is provided. The method includes the following steps. Provide a first driving signal to a first capacitor, wherein the first driving signal is a periodic signal with a first frequency. Provide a second driving signal to a second capacitor, wherein the second driving signal is a periodic signal with a second frequency different from the first frequency. Generate a composite sensing signal by feeding the first driving signal and the second driving signal to a front-end circuit. Extract information from the composite sensing signal to calculate a first change in capacitance of the first capacitor and a second change in capacitance of the second capacitor to detect the normal touch and the force touch concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NOVATEK MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chih-Jen Cheng, He-Wei Huang, Tsen-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 10101847
    Abstract: A touch screen and a drive method therefor, and a display device. The touch screen includes a color filter substrate and an array substrate that are disposed opposite to each other. The color filter substrate includes a first base substrate and a first electrode disposed on the first base substrate; the array substrate includes a second base substrate and a transparent conductive layer that is disposed on the second base substrate, and the transparent conductive layer includes a second electrode and a common electrode, with the first electrode being staggered with the second electrode; in a touch time period, a signal on the common electrode is the same as the signal on the first electrode; in a display time period, the second electrode and the common electrode are configured for loading a common electrode signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTPELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Ding, Lei Wang, Hongjuan Liu, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Weijie Zhao, Yingming Liu, Shengji Yang, Chunlei Wang, Tao Ren
  • Patent number: 10101838
    Abstract: The invention provides a touch display panel and an electronic device, with the positions of pixel electrode layer and common electrode layer at the side of array substrate in conventional touch display panel changed; wherein common electrode layer (21) as touch sensor is changed to the top, and pixel electrode layer (16) is changed to below common electrode layer (21). Pixel electrode (16) is connected to source/drain (145) of TFT (14) via first through hole (V1) penetrating planarization layer (15), which requiring only to drill planarization layer without the need to drill both the protective layer and planarization layer as in prior art to achieve connecting pixel electrode to TFT. The invention saves a mask, a drilling process and production cost and improves production efficiency. Moreover, placing common electrode (21) as touch sensor at the top facilitates optimizing sensitivity and SNR, thereby improves touch performance and product quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongsen Zhang, Yaoli Huang
  • Patent number: 10095402
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that determine when an initial stroke and a subsequent stroke track may be part of a common user input action. A method may include receiving a signal from which an initial stroke track representing an initial movement of a user controlled indicator against a touch sensitive surface and sensing a subsequent stroke track representing subsequent movement of the user controlled indicator against the touch sensitive surface can be determined. The method further includes determining that the initial stroke track and the subsequent stroke track comprise portions of common user input action when the initial stroke track is followed by the subsequent stroke track within a predetermined period of time and a trajectory of the initial stroke track is consistent with a trajectory of the subsequent stroke track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QEEXO, CO.
    Inventors: Robert Xiao, Julia Schwarz, Christopher Harrison
  • Patent number: 10095363
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include a method for using multiple filtered images. The method includes acquiring changes of capacitance in a sensing region at a plurality of sensor electrodes in a capacitive sensor. The method also includes generating a capacitive frame based on the changes of capacitance and calculating one or more filtered capacitive frames by modifying the capacitive frame with a spatial filter. The method also includes performing clump detection on the one or more filtered capacitive frames, where clump detection includes detecting locations in each filtered capacitive frame exceeding a first threshold near locations that exceed a second threshold in the corresponding capacitive frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yi Ling, Sanjay Mani
  • Patent number: 10096303
    Abstract: A system on chip (SoC) for transmitting data packets to a display driver integrated circuit (IC) controlling a plurality of displays is provided. The SoC includes a first register, and a central processing unit (CPU) configured to set first values in the first register to adjust a frame rate of each of the displays. A tearing effect (TE) signal detection circuit is configured to detect a TE signal output from the display driver IC. A data transmission circuit is configured to generate a plurality of frame rate adjustment signals using the detected TE signal and the first values and to control transmission timings of the data packets transmitted to the displays using the frame rate adjustment signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Tak Lee, Kyoung Man Kim, Jong Ho Roh
  • Patent number: 10089908
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a micro light-emitting diode display panel. The array substrate is arranged with a plurality of pixels in an array. Each of the pixels at least includes a subpixel of three colors. Each of the subpixels is disposed with at least one ?LED chip corresponding to color of the subpixel. Bin levels of the ?LED chips of the subpixels with the same color in two adjacent pixels are different and a difference of peak wavelengths >2 nm. The disclosure further provides a manufacturing method, the ?LED chips with the corresponding color in the subpixel of the array substrate are transfer printed from the transfer printing plate to corresponding subpixels. The color and the bin level of the ?LED chips in each transfer printing are identical. Bin levels of the ?LED chips in the sub-pixels with the same color in two adjacent pixels are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Lixuan Chen, Hsiao Hsien Chen, Yung-jui Lee
  • Patent number: 10088943
    Abstract: A touch control device including a touchpad, a first driving circuit and a system circuit is provided. The first driving circuit is coupled to the touchpad for driving the touchpad to detect a sensed value frame of a touch event on the touchpad. The system circuit is coupled to the first driving circuit for analyzing the sensed value frame provided by the first driving circuit to recognize a first finger position, a second finger position and a third finger position, and defining the first finger position as a left key position of a virtual mouse, the second finger position as a right key position of the virtual mouse according to a position relationship among the first finger position, the second finger position and the third finger position. An operating method of a touch control device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Ya-Ting Chen, Hung-Yi Lin, Yi-Ou Wang
  • Patent number: 10078221
    Abstract: An apparatus and a system are disclosed for a head mounted display utilizing fiber optic cables to feed a projection device. The apparatus includes a head mounted display (HMD) that includes a frame supporting at least one projection surface, the frame configured to maintain the at least one projection surface in a position adjacent to and viewable by at least one eye of a user. The apparatus also includes at least one projection device coupled to the frame and configured to project an image onto the at least one projection surface. The fiber optic cable may be coupled at a first end to the at least one projection device, and at a second end to a remote image source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: MOBIUS VIRTUAL FOUNDRY LLC
    Inventors: John W. Pilkinton, Scott S. Clarke
  • Patent number: 10067606
    Abstract: A touchscreen display device and method of user input control therefor includes a graphical display that senses at least a touch down state and a touch off state at a plurality of locations displaying information. A processor is configured to receive the touch down states and touch off states at each of the plurality of locations. The processor is configured to measure an elapsed time from receipt of at least one touch down state at a subset of the plurality of locations. The processor further is configured to alter the display of information at the subset of locations if the touch down state persists beyond a predetermined elapsed time indicative of an interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Venkatesh Barat