Patents Examined by Patrick N. Edouard
  • Patent number: 10742590
    Abstract: An online delivery servicing system includes a server that functions with a customer computing device to obtain delivery confirmation request information associated with an online gift purchased by a customer for a recipient in which the delivery confirmation request information is associated with a quantity of delivery confirmation messages to be transmitted to a recipient of the online gift and a period of elapsed time for each delivery confirmation message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: E2INTERACTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Brett R. Glass, Karl Joseph Geisler
  • Patent number: 10739919
    Abstract: A touch sensor includes a base layer including a first to third sensing region and a non-sensing region surrounding the first to third sensing region; a plurality of touch electrode rows provided in the first to third sensing regions and including a plurality of first touch electrodes connected in a first direction; and a plurality of touch electrode columns including a plurality of second touch electrodes connected in a second direction crossing the first direction. At least one of the first to third sensing regions has an area larger than that of other sensing regions. The non-sensing region includes an additional non-sensing region disposed between the second sensing region and the third sensing region and a bridge line provided in the additional non-sensing region and electrically connecting the first touch electrodes of the second sensing region to the first touch electrodes of the third sensing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Jae Moon, Hwan Hee Jeong, Won Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 10742452
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide noise reduction between proximate networks by minimizing interference from nearby network communication. A processing module determines a performance condition of a network and communicates with one or more nodes at a nearby network based on the performance condition of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lantiq Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Feliciano Gomez Martinez, Joon Bae Kim, Khashayar Mirfakhraei, Imran Hajimusa
  • Patent number: 10741120
    Abstract: An AMOLED display device based ELVDD power supply method and power supply apparatus, and a display device are provided. The method includes: acquiring a data signal of each pixel in one frame of image; comparing a gray scale value corresponding to the data signal of each pixel with at least two threshold gray scale values; taking a minimum threshold gray scale value in the threshold gray scale values greater than the gray scale value corresponding to the data signal of each pixel as a target gray scale value of the pixel; and taking a maximum target gray scale value in the target gray scale values of all pixels as a maximum gray scale value of the one frame of image, and driving the one frame of image by an ELVDD corresponding to the maximum gray scale value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 10732732
    Abstract: Mobile client device wireless charging, communication, and authentication techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a method performed by a mobile client device includes establishing wireless communication with a substrate having an integrated electromagnetic inductive coil in accordance with the mobile client device being at a distance proximal to the substrate to achieve an inductive connection. After establishing the wireless communication, the method includes receiving wireless inductive power from the substrate, establishing communication with a device via the wireless communication with the substrate, and after establishing communication with the device, operating, via the wireless communication, as a user input device for the device by outputting a user interface on a display device of the mobile client device, the user interface being operable to receive user input for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Shuen-yung Chan, Jack Li
  • Patent number: 10719284
    Abstract: Provided is a display system or a display device that is suitable for increasing in size. The display system includes a first display panel, a second display panel, a detection means, and a compensation means. The first display panel includes a first display region. The second display panel includes a second display region. The first display region and the second display region include a first region where they overlap. The detection means has a function of detecting the size of the first region. The compensation means has a function of compensating an image displayed on the first display region in accordance with the change in the size of the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yuichi Yanagisawa, Daiki Nakamura, Nozomu Sugisawa, Hisao Ikeda, Naoyuki Senda, Kensuke Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 10719178
    Abstract: Provided are a transparent fingerprint recognition sensor and a touch screen device including the transparent fingerprint recognition sensor. The transparent fingerprint recognition sensor includes: a substrate; a plurality of first electrodes disposed on the substrate in a sensing area; an insulating layer disposed on the substrate and covering the plurality of first electrodes; a plurality of second electrodes disposed within the insulating layer in the sensing area; a plurality of first signal lines disposed within the insulating layer in the bezel area; and a plurality of second signal lines disposed on a top surface of the insulating layer, in the bezel area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seogwoo Hong, Jinmyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10721004
    Abstract: A method of detecting a direction of arrival of at least one interference signal interfering a wanted signal in a plurality of received signals involves receiving, by a number of antennas of an antenna array, a number of signals, identifying an interference signal in the received signals, applying a beam forming signal processing technique to the identified interference signal, and detecting the direction of arrival from the results of the beam forming signal processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ASTRIUM GMBH
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Floch
  • Patent number: 10712859
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a substrate defining thereon a touch sensing region; a sensor array formed in the touch sensing region; and connecting lines arranged on the substrate and corresponding to the sensor elements one on one. The sensor array consists of sensor elements separately positioned on the substrate, and defined as a plurality of groups, wherein the sensor elements in the same group include a central sensor element and a plurality of surrounding sensor elements. Each of the connecting lines is connected to one and only one of the sensor elements corresponding thereto. The surrounding sensor elements are defined as a plurality of sets of surrounding sensor elements, which are respectively driven with corresponding connecting line or lines, and return signals for determining which part of the central sensor element is touched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOUCHPLUS INFORMATION CORP.
    Inventor: Shih-Hsien Hu
  • Patent number: 10706799
    Abstract: A display device has a substrate for disposing a display area having an array of pixels, and control circuits having shift registers and latches to provide image data and timing control signals to the pixels. The control circuits have signal lines electrically connected to a connection cable to receive therefrom data signals indicative of the image data and timing pulses indicative of the timing control signals. The connection cable is also configured to provide reference signals to the shift registers and latches in the control circuits. The data signals are digital signals having an amplitude range greater than the amplitude range of the reference signals. No driver IC is disposed on the substrate to process analog signals. Each of the pixels has three sub-pixels and each of the color sub-pixels has three color sub-areas configured to receive timing control signals from a different scan line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chen, Cheng-Han Huang, Wei-Hsuan Chang, Chun-Da Tu
  • Patent number: 10705658
    Abstract: A touch controller is disclosed. The touch controller can include sense circuitry configured to sense, during a self-capacitance portion of a touch frame, first one or more self-capacitances associated with a first plurality of touch pixels on a touch sensor panel, and sense, during a mutual capacitance portion of the touch frame, first one or more mutual capacitances associated with the first plurality of touch pixels. A touch processor can be configured to, based on the first one or more self-capacitances and the first one or more mutual capacitances, sense a single touch event associated with the touch frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yingxuan Li, Marduke Yousefpor, Weijun Yao
  • Patent number: 10692424
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an organic electroluminescent display panel, a driving method thereof and a display device, where the dimming mode is taken to drive and each frame of scanning time is divided into the display area scanning time and the front-back porch time. Where each line of pixel circuits located in the display area of the organic electroluminescent display panel are scanned during the display area scanning time; and the drive circuit is adjusted during the front-back porch time. Where the front-back porch time is less than the display area scanning time, and the front-back porch time is the common multiple of the respective clock signal cycles in the gate drive circuit of the organic electroluminescent display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongxu Xiang, Yue Li, Zeyuan Chen, Xiangzi Kong, Xingyao Zhou, Chuanli Leng, Yuan Li
  • Patent number: 10692422
    Abstract: Disclosed are drive chip, drive circuit and drive method capable of eliminating LED ghost. The drive chip comprises a processing unit, a blanking unit and a constant current drive unit. By blanking unit, parasitic capacitances of each row of scanning lines of an LED array is discharged during a blanking period, eliminating an upper ghost without needing to pull down additional circuits such as a resistor, no caterpillar effect or the reverse bias of LED lamp beads; charging parasitic capacitance of each column of scanning lines of the LED array, eliminating lower ghost. By constant current drive unit, constant current control is performed on LED lamp beads. Performing blanking and constant current control individually in two time periods, when displaying LED lamp beads, parasitic capacitance and both upper and lower ghosts are eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GENESIS SYSTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ruikun Yao
  • Patent number: 10679538
    Abstract: A haptic display device is disclosed. In one aspect, the device includes a plurality of scan lines disposed over a substrate and configured to transfer a scan signal and a plurality of data lines electrically insulated from the scan lines and configured to transfer a data signal, wherein the data lines cross the scan lines. The device also includes a plurality of haptic control lines electrically insulated from the scan lines or the data lines and configured to transfer a haptic signal and a thin film transistor electrically connected to the scan lines and the data lines, wherein the thin film transistor is formed in each of a plurality of pixels. The device further includes a first electrode electrically connected to the thin film transistor, a second electrode facing the first electrode and an optical adjustment member disposed between the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Seok Yeo, Yi-Joon Ahn
  • Patent number: 10673501
    Abstract: A communications terminal may include: a plurality of antennas; and a selection circuit configured to select at least one antenna of the plurality of antennas as a transmit antenna for a transmission to a radio communications network, wherein a selection of the transmit antenna may be based on a selection criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thorsten Clevorn, Christian Drewes, Jan Ellenbeck, Juergen Kreuchauf
  • Patent number: 10672031
    Abstract: A display device (1) includes a screen (3), at least one sensor, and a processing unit (6) configured to manage content displayed on the screen (3) based on information received from the at least one sensor. The device (1) is configured to detect the presence of one or more user in the vicinity of the device (1) and display content, such as advertisements, on the screen based on information received from the sensors. A plurality of display devices may be interconnected to form a composite display system. The device/system may further use sensors to determine information/advertising content relevant to the demographic of the user(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Canceri, Matthew Knox
  • Patent number: 10656749
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of forming an identification pattern for a touchscreen. The method comprising: (a) defining a touch region by touching a region forming point on a touchscreen; and (b) forming an identification pattern by touching an identification pattern point in the touch region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: 2GATHER INC.
    Inventor: Sang Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10657888
    Abstract: A driving method for a pixel driving circuit comprising a driving transistor and a light-emitting element is provided. The driving method comprises: in response to a first scanning signal on a first scanning signal line, performing initialization of the pixel driving circuit; in response to a second scanning signal on a second scanning signal line and the first scanning signal on the first scanning signal line, compensating threshold voltage deviation of the driving transistor and providing a data signal voltage; in response to a first light-emitting signal on a first light-emitting signal line and a second light-emitting signal on a second light-emitting signal line, generating, by the driving transistor, driving current corresponding to the data signal voltage; and in response to the driving current, emitting light by the light-emitting element. At least one clock signal period is provided after initialization is completed and before the threshold voltage deviation is compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yana Gao, Xingyao Zhou, Yue Li, Chang-ho Tseng, Yuan Li
  • Patent number: 10649572
    Abstract: A multi-modal sensing surface comprises two overlaid arrays: a capacitive sensing electrode array and an array of RF antennas. A first sensing module is coupled to the capacitive sensing electrode array and is configured to detect both an increase and a decrease of capacitance between electrodes in the array. A second sensing module is coupled to the array of RF antennas and is configured to selectively tune and detune one or more of the RF antennas in the array of RF antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas Villar, Haiyan Zhang, Greg Saul, Daniel Cletheroe
  • Patent number: 10642041
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a processor configured to implement an execution screen area which is larger than a size of a display of the electronic device and comprises at least one object, and a display module configured to display, on a display of the electronic device, a display area which is at least a part of the implemented execution screen area. The processor determines a location of the at least one object based on a direction to which the electronic device faces and an attribute of the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Woo Jung Han, Seung Hwan Hong, So Ra Kim, Seo Young Yoon