Patents Examined by Peter D McLoone
  • Patent number: 11030948
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a display panel including first pixel structures, second pixel structures, first signal lines, second signal lines, a first driving circuit, and a second driving circuit. The first signal lines and the first pixel structures are disposed in a first display area and electrically connected. The second signal lines and the second pixel structures are disposed in a second display area and electrically connected. The first display area and the second display area are arranged in a first direction. The first signal lines and the second signal lines are arranged in a second direction. The first direction and the second direction are perpendicular. The first signal lines and the second signal lines are structurally separated. The first drive circuit is electrically connected to the first signal lines. The second driving circuit is electrically independent from the first driving circuit and electrically connected to the second signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chen, Wan-Lin Chen, Tsung-Ying Ke, Li-Chih Hsu, Ya-Ting Hsu, Keh-Long Hwu, Wan-Tsang Wang, Chun-Hsin Liu, Chih-Ling Hsueh
  • Patent number: 11024615
    Abstract: A display driver integrated circuit (IC) device includes a first substrate having a first front surface and a first back surface; a first interlayer insulating layer on the first front surface; a wiring layer in the first interlayer insulating layer; a first bonding insulating layer on the first interlayer insulating layer; a second substrate having a second front surface and a second back surface, the second front surface being disposed toward the first front surface; a second interlayer insulating layer on the second front surface a second bonding insulating layer on the second interlayer insulating layer and physically bonded to the first bonding insulating layer; and a back via stack structure penetrating the second substrate, the second interlayer insulating layer, the second bonding insulating layer, the first bonding insulating layer, and the first interlayer insulating layer and electrically connected to the wiring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-hee Go, Min-hee Uh
  • Patent number: 11024688
    Abstract: A pixel structure is disclosed. The pixel structure includes a plurality of sub-pixel groups arranged in an array, wherein each sub-pixel group is constituted by 6 sub-pixels of different colors arranged in two rows and three columns respectively. In each row of the sub-pixels, a square pixel unit is constituted by at most two adjacent sub-pixels. The present application further discloses a display panel and a driving method of said pixel structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengcheng Lu, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Wenqing Zhao, Lei Wang, Ming Yang, Qian Wang, Rui Xu, Jian Gao, Xiaochen Niu, Haisheng Wang, Shengji Yang, Changfeng Li
  • Patent number: 10997902
    Abstract: A display device includes M number of first signal lines, a first pixel arranged corresponding to each of the M number of first signal lines, N number of second signal lines, a second pixel arranged corresponding to each of the N number of second signal lines (each of M and N is a natural number of 2 or more), a third signal line provided in a first region capable of transforming in response to an external force, and electrically connected to at least any one of the M number of first signal lines, a first connection control circuit electrically connecting the third signal line to any one of the N number of second signal lines, and a drive circuit supplying a signal to the first signal line for driving the second pixel when the third signal line is electrically connected to any one of the second signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hirondo Nakatogawa
  • Patent number: 10996721
    Abstract: A terminal screen includes a substrate, and a display layer on the substrate. The display layer includes a primary display area and a secondary display layer. The secondary display area includes a plurality of pixels, each pixel including sub-pixels of at least three different colors, which includes a first color, a second color and a third color. In the secondary display area, a wiring for connecting the sub-pixels of the first color, a wiring for connecting the sub-pixels of the second color, and a wiring for connecting the sub-pixels of the third color are in a same layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Bai
  • Patent number: 10991287
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an array substrate including at least two groups of gate lines, each group of gate lines including at least one gate line, and at least two gate driving circuits each corresponding to a group of gate lines. For any two gate driving circuits different in distance from the driving chip, any signal output line to which a gate driving circuit farther from the driving chip is connected has a resistance smaller than that of any signal output line to which a gate driving circuit closer to the driving chip is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihui Wang, Shuai Chen
  • Patent number: 10990181
    Abstract: A display device may include a display panel, a touch member disposed on the display panel and configured to sense a touch signal, a cover panel sheet disposed under the display panel and having an opening via which at least a part of the display panel is exposed, a first vibrating element disposed in the opening, a touch drive chip electrically connected to the touch member and configured to detect touch coordinates in response to the touch signal, a processor electrically connected to the touch drive chip and configured to receive the touch coordinates to generate a pattern signal corresponding to the touch coordinates, and a haptic drive chip electrically connected to the processor and configured to receive the pattern signal to control the first vibrating element. The first vibrating element may be operated differently for different periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Ho Myung
  • Patent number: 10955978
    Abstract: A touch sensor panel is disclosed. The touch sensor panel can include a first substrate layer; a first electrode layer comprising one or more of a touch electrode and a trace configured to couple the touch electrode to sense circuitry, the first electrode layer located on a first side of the first substrate layer; a second electrode layer located on the first side of the first substrate layer; a passivation layer disposed in between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer; and a third electrode layer located on a second side of the first substrate layer, different from the first side of the first substrate layer. The first electrode layer can be comprised of a first conductive material, the second electrode layer can be comprised of a second conductive material, and the third electrode layer can be comprised of a third conductive material. The touch sensor panel may not include a second substrate layer between the first substrate layer and the second electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sz-Hsiao Chen, Chun-Hao Tung
  • Patent number: 10950321
    Abstract: Disclosed are a shift register, gate electrode driving circuit, display panel and display device. The shift register includes a second output module and a coupling module, the coupling module having two ends electrically connected to a third node and a second signal output end respectively. In a second phase, a potential at a fourth node is an enable level, the second output module transfers a high-level signal at a first power source signal input end to a second output end; in a third phase, a potential at the third node is the enable level, the second output module transfers a low-level signal at a second power source signal input end to the second output end; the low-level signal at the second output end is coupled to the third node through a coupling function of the coupling module, the potential at the third node is then lower in the third phase than in the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yue Li, Xingyao Zhou
  • Patent number: 10937516
    Abstract: A shift register and a driving method thereof, a gate drive circuit and a display device are provided. The shift register may comprise a transmission sub-circuit, a storage sub-circuit and an output control sub-circuit. The shift register may further comprise an output buffer sub-circuit and a reset sub-circuit. The gate drive circuit may comprise a plurality of cascaded shift registers as described above. The display device may comprise the gate drive circuit. The present disclosure guarantees the working stability, use reliability and display effect of a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Tao, Fengjing Tang, Zhaoke Zhang, Hongmin Li
  • Patent number: 10936126
    Abstract: A display includes a substrate, a plurality of subpixels disposed on the substrate and that include organic light-emitting layers, pixel defining films disposed between the subpixels that partition the subpixels, black matrices disposed on the pixel defining films, where the black matrices absorb visible light and emit infrared light; and a sensor layer that receives infrared light emitted by the black matrices and reflected from an external object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Hyeong Lee, Su Jeong Kim, Jong Ho Son, Mi Hwa Lee, Yun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10936271
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a display device. The display device includes an interface wherein the interface obtains content to be displayed, and a plurality of display components each having a front display surface to output sub-content. The sub-content is a portion of the content to be displayed. The display device further includes an adjustment assembly. The adjustment assembly moves one or more of the display components in a direction perpendicular to a front display plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jingxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10923012
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display. The display may include display driver circuitry that is configured to provide image data to columns of pixels and gate driver circuitry that is configured to provide control signals to rows of pixels. The display may be operable at a native refresh rate that is equal to the highest refresh rate at which the display has full resolution. The display may also be operable in a high refresh rate mode with a high refresh rate that is twice (or some other scaling factor greater than) the native refresh rate. To enable operation at the high refresh rate mode, vertical resolution of the display may be sacrificed. In other words, rows of pixels may be grouped together into effective rows that are then scanned in sequence. The gate driver circuitry may be formed as thin-film transistor circuitry or from gate driver integrated circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jiaxi Hu, Hao-Lin Chiu, Shatam Agarwal, Kwang Soon Park, Joonggun Lee, Kyung Wook Kim, Shih Chang Chang, Fenghua Zheng
  • Patent number: 10921927
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and corresponding touch sensitive device that can be altered to change sensitivity and distance over which it interacts with an object. A touch sensor is configured to detect location of a touching object hovering above a touch surface. A ground plane is located behind the touch surface at a predetermined distance from the touch surface. A processor in the touch sensor is configured to control the effective distance between the ground plane and the touch surface and sensitivity of detection of a finger or touching object hovering above the touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: Darren Leigh, Ricardo Jorge Jota Costa
  • Patent number: 10915193
    Abstract: A touch panel, a display device and a manufacturing method of the touch panel are provided, including: a display area and a peripheral area including a bonding area; a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer configured to sense touch and an insulating layer provided between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer; a first ground wire layer provided in the bonding area on the substrate, the insulating layer including an opening provided on the first ground wire layer, the opening exposing a part of the first ground wire layer; and a second ground wire layer provided on the first insulating layer and the exposed part of the first ground wire layer. The exposed part of the first ground wire layer and the second ground wire layer contact each other in the opening of the insulating layer in the bonding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiawei Xu, Lei Zhang, Tsung Chieh Kuo, Qingpu Wang, Xiaoyue He
  • Patent number: 10909952
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention relate to an information terminal, comprising a display screen and a communication device, and also comprising a camera, a photo capturing unit, a photo gray level analysis unit and a display screen display parameter adjustment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Ziping Chen, Mengzhen Chen, Jiehui Liu
  • Patent number: 10908867
    Abstract: A method for displaying a digital object identifier (DOI) is provided. The method includes receiving, by a server, a display instruction sent by a first device, wherein the display instruction is sent to the server after the first device receives a scan instruction to scan the DOI; determining a second device associated with the first device; and sending the display instruction to the second device, wherein the second device displays the DOI after receiving the display instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Newr Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yimin Liu
  • Patent number: 10901225
    Abstract: The disclosed systems for positioning head-mounted displays may include a first track along which a display apparatus of a head-mounted display is configured to move in a first direction and a second track along which the display apparatus is configured to move in a second, different direction. A first electromechanical actuator may move the display apparatus along the first track, and a second electromechanical actuator may move the display apparatus along the second track. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Renzo De Nardi, Kieran Connor Kelly, Brett Delainey Christie
  • Patent number: 10901543
    Abstract: Transparent conductors including a silver layer with high transparency and low sheet resistance are described. In some examples, the silver layer can be located between two transparent conductive oxide layers. The transparent conductor can further include additional transparent conductive oxide layers, optical layers, and/or additional conductive layers (e.g., layers including ITO or another fully or partially transparent conductive material), for example. In some examples, transparent conductors including a silver layer can be included in a touch screen device. For example, one or more shielding layers or one or more touch electrodes can include transparent conductors with a silver layer. In some examples, the silver layer can improve transparency, sheet resistance, and/or infrared reflection characteristics of the transparent conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Khadijeh Bayat, Isaac Wing-Tak Chan, Cheng Chen, Avery P. Yuen, Rasmi R. Das, Hienminh Huu Le
  • Patent number: 10901553
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for responding to a touch operation, belonging to the field of man-machine interface. The method includes the followings. A usage scenario of a mobile terminal is determined. A first touch operation and a second touch operation applied on a touch display screen within a predetermined duration are received. A first operation type of the first touch operation is determined. A second operation type of the second touch operation is determined. It is determined whether to respond to the first touch operation and/or the second touch operation based on the first operation type, the second operation type and the usage scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunqiao Hua, Guojun Sun