Patents Examined by Patrick N. Edouard
  • Patent number: 10318075
    Abstract: A light emission device is used for a casing of the game device. This light emission device comprises a light source disposed in the casing, and a light guiding member having a plate-like shape, the light guiding member being configured to guide light emitted from the light source and being attached to the casing. The light guiding member comprises a reflecting unit configured to reflect the light incident from a first direction along a thickness direction of the light guiding member to a direction different from the first direction to diffuse the light in the interior of the light guiding member; and a light emission part configured to transmit the light reflected from the reflecting unit to outside from a surface of the light guiding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SEGA SAMMY CREATION INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Nunokawa, Kenji Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 10317687
    Abstract: A display device may include a plurality of display panels, and light path adjusters disposed on upper portions of the plurality of the display panels. The light path adjusters include a lens array configured to transfer different beams emitted from the plurality of display panels to each eye of a user, and a joint removal structure disposed on one side of the light path adjusters corresponding to a connecting joint that connects the plurality of display panels. The joint removal structure is configured to refract the beams emitted from the plurality of display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiming Li, Kang Xue, Tao Hong, Xiying Wang, Mingcai Zhou, Zhihua Liu, Gengyu Ma, Haitao Wang
  • Patent number: 10304317
    Abstract: Real estate properties can have lockboxes that contain keys for gaining property access. The lockboxes can record information about each real estate agent who showed a property and can wirelessly transmit that information for storage in a database. The information can include the agent's identity, an identifier of the lockbox or property, and an access time, for example. The agent can carry a personal emergency response system (PERS) device so that the agent can send out a wireless emergency alert if the agent feels threatened or otherwise experiences an emergency situation. Upon receipt of such a wireless emergency alert, a remote system can access the database to determine one or more properties that the agent has visited. Thus, the system can track the agent and determine a location of the emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventor: Yoganand Rajala
  • Patent number: 10303260
    Abstract: A switch device includes a control portion that performs brightness adjustment control. Under the brightness adjustment control, a detection portion acquires capacitance of several electrode portions. The control portion allows a brightness adjustment portion to increase brightness of design portions corresponding to all the electrode portions whose capacitance exceeds an approach determination threshold value so that the increased brightness is higher than original brightness. The control portion maintains brightness control by the brightness adjustment portion when the capacitance exceeds the approach determination threshold value and is lower than a switch-on determination threshold value. When the capacitance exceeds a predetermined switch-on determination threshold value, the control portion turns on a switch portion corresponding to the electrode portion to operate an instrument, and subsequently returns the brightness by the brightness adjustment portion to the original brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiko Sakamaki
  • Patent number: 10304307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor for detecting objects in a monitoring area. The sensor has a display unit that is comprised of a series of lamps with a linear arrangement of lamps. The series of lamps is arranged around an axis of rotation running parallel to its longitudinal axis and rotates at a specific rotary speed. The series of lamps is controlled via a control unit in such a way that the columns of a matrix-type display field to be presented at a clock rate of the display field are individually output one after the other to the series of lamps and displayed with it. The clock rate is adapted to the rotary speed in such a way that these displays complement one another to form a standing image of the display field. The sensor is a safety sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Balbach
  • Patent number: 10296189
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device comprising a housing, a display screen, a touch panel arranged on the display screen, an icon, which is displayed on the display screen and manipulated through the touch panel, a state detection unit for detecting a state change of the housing, a state determination unit for determining the state change of the housing detected by the state detection unit, and a display control unit for displaying the icon in a desired position on the display screen in response to a determination result of the state determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryoji Amemiya, Nobutaka Yagi, Osamu Ishioka, Kenji Waku, Yohei Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10281986
    Abstract: Methods of providing user accessibility to an electronic device are provided. Methods include receiving a physical input via at least one user input device in a user interface, generating, in the user interface, a sensor output signal responsive to receiving the physical input from the user, and interpreting the sensor output signal as a gesture input signal that that is received by the electronic device. The gesture input signal is operative to cause the electronic device to perform a function corresponding to a gesture that is physically applied to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Ayanna Howard, Brett Berry, Justin Nicholas Devenish, Po Kai Hsu, Tiffany Jernigan, William Johnston, Hae Won Park, Giancarlo Valentin, Siu Chuen Yau
  • Patent number: 10283056
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic 3D image display device using time division is provided. The image display device includes a backlight, an image display panel, a controller, and a viewer position tracking system. The backlight includes a plurality of line sources which are disposed at certain intervals. The image display panel displays a 3D image. The controller controls the backlight and a viewing point image of the image display panel. The viewer position tracking system determines a pupil position of a viewer and transfers position information to the controller. The image display panel provides two or more viewing points. The line sources configure two or more line source sets that are separately driven at the same time. The two or more line source sets are sequentially driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Kyu Kim, Ki Hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10282047
    Abstract: A touch panel includes: a wire substrate and a cover substrate joined to each other, wherein the wire substrate includes a sensor electrode; a plurality of signal wires that are electrically connected to the sensor electrode and extend along a circumference of the sensor electrode; and a first light blocking layer that covers at least a signal wire disposed closest to the sensor electrode of the plurality of signal wires, and wherein the cover substrate includes a second light blocking layer that faces a continuous region including an outer edge region of the first light blocking layer and a signal wire disposed so as to be the most distant from the sensor electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kurashima
  • Patent number: 10283057
    Abstract: A heuristic learning algorithm uses an ALS to determine display brightness settings based on a stored response curve for display brightness for a user. When the user overrides the response curve value for display brightness at a given ALS output, the display brightness setting based on the user input is used to modify the response curve for the ALS output to lesser extent than the user input. Over time the response curve will approach desired user settings for each value of the ALS output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karun Palicherla Reddy, Bradford Edward Vier, Rex W. Bryan, Anand Prakash Joshi
  • Patent number: 10282003
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel and a touch sensor which is disposed on the display panel. The display panel includes a display unit including a pixel, a driving circuit unit disposed outside the display unit, and a first static electricity blocking layer disposed on the driving circuit unit. The touch sensor includes sensing electrodes disposed on the display unit and a second static electricity blocking layer disposed overlapping the first static electricity blocking layer outside of the sensing electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Jae Park
  • Patent number: 10277255
    Abstract: A channel equalizer includes a first transformer, an estimator, an average calculator, a second transformer, a coefficient calculator, a compensator, and a third transformer. The first transformer converts normal data into frequency domain data, where a known data sequence is periodically repeated in the normal data. The estimator estimates channel impulse responses (CIR) during known data intervals adjacent to each normal data block. The average calculator calculates an average value of the CIRs. The second transformer converts the average value into frequency domain data. The coefficient calculator calculates equalization coefficients using the average value, and the compensator compensates channel distortion of each normal data block using the coefficients. The third transformer converts the compensated data block into time domain data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byoung Gill Kim, In Hwan Choi, Kyung Won Kang, Kook Yeon Kwak, Woo Chan Kim
  • Patent number: 10274803
    Abstract: It is an object to provide an electric field driving display device capable of displaying a high quality image and to provide an electric field driving display device in which residual images in an outline of a pixel is prevented from occurring. An insulating film is formed over a second electrode and a plurality of first electrodes are provided over the insulating film. Each of the first electrodes is electrically connected to the second electrode. The second electrode is provided to partly overlap a region between the adjacent two first electrodes. In other words, viewing the top and the bottom of the display device, the adjacent first electrodes are provided apart from each other and the second electrode is provided to embed a space between the adjacent first electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 10275861
    Abstract: An image processing part includes an edge enhancing part, an artifact detecting part and a compensating part. The edge enhancing part emphasizes an edge portion of an object in input image data. The artifact detecting part detects a corner outlier artifact at an area adjacent to the edge portion of the object. The compensating part compensates the corner outlier artifact. Accordingly, the edge portion of the object may be enhanced and the corner outlier artifact is decreased so that the display quality may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mun-San Park, Cheol-Woo Park, Yun-Ki Baek, Kyoung-Ju Shin, Tadashi Amino
  • Patent number: 10276097
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the OLED display technology. There are provided a pixel circuit, a driving circuit, an array substrate and a display device, which are supplied with the voltage by the light emitting operation voltage when the pixel circuit enters the light emitting stage, by inputting an inverse signal synchronized with the pre-charging control voltage at the input terminal of the light emitting operation voltage to ensure a stable output of the current by the circuit at the light emitting stage. Also, it does not require an arrangement of an external voltage input terminal which will affect the aperture ratio, thereby increasing the aperture ratio of the OLED employing the current-driven pixel circuit while ensuring the stable output of the current by the current-driven circuit, and thus increasing the lifetime of the OLED employing the current-driven pixel circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liye Duan, Lirong Wang, Zhongyuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10242433
    Abstract: An image processing part includes an edge enhancing part, an artifact detecting part and a compensating part. The edge enhancing part emphasizes an edge portion of an object in input image data. The artifact detecting part detects a corner outlier artifact at an area adjacent to the edge portion of the object. The compensating part compensates the corner outlier artifact. Accordingly, the edge portion of the object may be enhanced and the corner outlier artifact is decreased so that the display quality may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mun-San Park, Cheol-Woo Park, Yun-Ki Baek, Kyoung-Ju Shin, Tadashi Amino
  • Patent number: 10241369
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to realize a display device having a layered wiring structure, that is capable of detecting leakage without fail by using a simple testing circuit. Source bus lines (SL) are wired such that, in the layered region, two source bus lines (SL) adjacent in a vertical direction are a combination of a source bus line (SL) of an odd-numbered column and a source bus line (SL) of an even-numbered column, and two source bus lines (SL) adjacent in a horizontal direction are a combination of a source bus line (SL) of an odd-numbered column and a source bus line (SL) of an even-numbered column. Potentials of different magnitudes are supplied respectively to source bus lines (SL) of odd-numbered columns and source bus lines (SL) of even-numbered columns via testing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuo Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Ohkawa, Shige Furuta
  • Patent number: 10235935
    Abstract: A power off method of a display device includes: detecting a power off operation on the display device; setting, when the power off operation is detected, a voltage for suppressing electrical stress on a drive transistor, in a capacitance element in each of a plurality of pixel circuits; and stopping power supply to a display panel immediately after the voltage is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Tsuge
  • Patent number: 10235916
    Abstract: An apparatus for correcting image distortion may correct a luminance level of image data in accordance with a curvature of a curved display panel in a curved display device and a viewing distance of a viewer and display an image optimized for the curvature and the viewing distance on a full area of the curved display panel, whereby an image having no distortion may be provided to the viewer. The apparatus for correcting image distortion includes a virtual curved surface generator, a coordinate mapping unit, and a luminance converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JongHwan Park, YeonShim Shim, JiHee Song, SangLyn Lee
  • Patent number: 10235918
    Abstract: Disclosed is a timing controller including: a receiving unit configured to receive image data; a buffer memory configured to temporarily store and output the received image data; a timing controller circuit configured to generate a transmission clock signal; and a transmitter configured to receive the transmission clock signal and a transmission data signal, wherein the transmission data signal includes the image data output by the buffer memory, wherein the transmitter is configured to transmit a transmission signal, wherein the transmission clock signal is embedded in the transmission data signal, and wherein the transmission clock signal has a magnitude different from the transmission data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANAPASS INC.
    Inventor: Yong-Jae Lee