Patents Examined by Regina Liang
  • Patent number: 9269317
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display apparatus including a gate driving circuit disposed on a liquid crystal display is provided. The apparatus further includes a data driving chip, disposed on the liquid crystal display panel, to apply data driving signals to data lines. The gate driving circuit includes a plurality of stages connected to one another in parallel. The odd-numbered stages of the stages each apply gate driving signals to odd-numbered gate lines of the gate lines, in response to a first clock signal and the even-numbered stages of the stages each apply the gate driving signals to even-numbered gate lines of the gate lines, in response to a second clock signal having an opposite phase from a phase of the first clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Jeon, Hyung Guel Kim, Dong Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 9257069
    Abstract: A controller for a display panel may include a first supply circuit to output first and second driving voltages to a sub-pixel of a first color; and a second supply circuit to output third and fourth driving voltages to a sub-pixel of a second color. The first driving voltage may be greater than the second driving voltage, and the third driving voltage may be greater than the fourth driving voltage. Also, at least three of the first, second, third, and fourth driving voltages may be different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Leonid Kaplan, Heung-Yeol Na, Ho-Ryun Chung, Wang-Jo Lee, Jang-Doo Lee
  • Patent number: 9250751
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a capacitive sensor for determining the presence of an object, such as a user's finger or a stylus. The sensor includes a substrate on which electrodes are deposited. A resistive drive electrode is arranged on one side of the substrate and a resistive sense electrode is arranged on the other side of the substrate. A shorting connection connects between two locations on one of the electrodes. The electrodes are connected to respective drive and sense channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Harald Philipp, Samuel Brunet
  • Patent number: 9235275
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a touchscreen display operatively coupled to the processor; a stylus that includes a first axial end, a second axial end and an axially translatable grip; and a housing that includes a stylus socket for docking the stylus. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Jordan Schantz, Karen Ruth Kluttz, Christopher Miles Osborne, Scott Edwards Kelso, Michaela Rose Case, Howard J. Locker
  • Patent number: 9235276
    Abstract: A transaction automation and archival system is provided for controlling, real-time logging, and archiving complex commercial transactions such as the purchase and financing of an automobile. An electronic contract disclosure unit or ECDU includes a digitizing video display for imaging the various documents involved in the transaction and a digitizer for allowing participants to sign, indicate choices, and otherwise interact directly on documents and images presented on the display. A computer controls the progress of the transaction, controlling, for example, the order of presentation of documents to a vehicle purchaser, receiving signatures on the displayed documents, offering choices of various packages to the purchaser, and insuring that the transaction is carried out properly. The transaction is logged for future review which may include a video record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Reynolds & Reynolds Holding, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Maloney, Mark A. Singleton
  • Patent number: 9229570
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a display section that is on the first substrate and that displays an image, first pad portions at a first directional edge of the first substrate and connected to the display section and to a driver integrated circuit (driver IC) that supplies a driving voltage, a second substrate on the first substrate with the display section interposed therebetween, and which exposes the first pad portions, a touch section that is on the second substrate and that corresponds to the display section, second pad portions on the second substrate and connected to edges of the touch section, a main flexible printed circuit board (main FPCB) connected to the first pad portions, and a touch flexible printed circuit board (touch FPCB) connected to the second pad portions and overlapping the main FPCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suk-Ho Choi, Jong-Hwan Kim, Joon-Sam Kim, Jun-Ho Kwack, Sang-Won Yeo
  • Patent number: 9224360
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a driving unit that generates driving signals for driving the display panel. The display panel receives the driving signals and outputs the driving signals as test driving signals. The driving unit includes an analog-digital converter to which the test driving signals are input, and includes a register that stores signal levels detected by the analog-digital converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyeong Yeol Heo
  • Patent number: 9213427
    Abstract: An over-drive controller applied to a display panel and a method for over-drive control are provided. The over-drive controller includes an analyzing unit and an over-drive delta value determining unit. The analyzing unit is arranged for analyzing information of a current pixel in order to generate an over-drive information. The over-drive delta value determining unit is coupled to the analyzing unit, and is arranged for determining an over-drive delta value according to the over-drive information. Herein the over-drive information includes a position information or a field information of the current pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Hong-Ta Liu, Wen-Hsia Kung, Bo-Yun Lin
  • Patent number: 9213434
    Abstract: An apparatus including a display; and at least one piezoelectric member connected to the display. The at least one piezoelectric member is configured to move the display. When the display is pressed to mechanically stress the at least one piezoelectric member, the apparatus is configured to wake up the apparatus from a sleep mode based upon electricity from the at least one piezoelectric member, and/or determine a location where the display was pressed based upon respective signals from at least two of the piezoelectric members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Marko Tapani Yliaho, Pasi Tuomo Antero Kemppinen, Jouni Aslak Pääaho
  • Patent number: 9195346
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a light guide plate, a light emitting device, a light sensing module, and a controller. The light guide plate has a touch plane. The light emitting device applies an incident light to the light guide plate, and at least a portion of the incident light is completely reflected in the light guide plate. When an object touches the touch plane, a total internal reflection of at least a portion of the incident light at a touch point is frustrated. The light sensing module detects a wavelength of an ambient light. The controller controls the light emitting device according to the ambient light wavelength detected by the light sensing module to adjust an incident light wavelength of the incident light emitted by the light emitting device so that the incident light wavelength differs from the ambient light wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: WISTRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tung-Ming Wu
  • Patent number: 9189109
    Abstract: Determining a touch contact object type is disclosed. A signal detected due to a touch input object contacting a touch input surface is received. At least a portion of the received signal is compared with one or more signatures of one or more touch input object types. A type of the touch input object contacting the surface is determined based at least in part on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sentons Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel W. Sheng, Shih-Ming Shih, Shirish A. Altekar
  • Patent number: 9151953
    Abstract: A wearable computer device may include multiple imaging devices or other sensors working in concert to recognize conditions, objects or areas of an environment in which the wearable computer device is situated. The device may include a imaging device and a sensor, which may but need not be a imaging device, for sensing and capturing information regarding the environment. The sensor may be configured to perform one or more specific tasks, such as recognizing particular items, and the imaging device may be generally configured to perform multiple tasks. Upon the execution of a specific task by the sensor, information or instructions regarding the specific task may be provided to a wearer of the device, or may cause the imaging device to automatically operate to gather further information. Such information gathered from the imaging device or the sensor may be provided to the user, such as on a computer display mounted to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Fareed Adib Qaddoura
  • Patent number: 9134560
    Abstract: Displays with touch sensing circuitry integrated into the display pixel stackup are provided. An integrated touch screen can include multi-function circuit elements that can operate as circuitry of the display system to generate an image on the display, and can also form part of a touch sensing system that senses one or more touches on or near the display. The multi-function circuit elements can be, for example, capacitors in display pixels that can be configured to operate as storage capacitors/electrodes, common electrodes, conductive wires/pathways, etc., of the display circuitry in the display system, and that may also be configured to operate as circuit elements of the touch sensing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Porter Hotelling, Marduke Yousefpor, Shih Chang Chang, John Z. Zhong
  • Patent number: 9128552
    Abstract: For organizing display data on a multiuser display, a position module determines a first user position from the disposition of a first touch object on the multiuser display. An organization module organizes the display data on the multiuser display in response to the first user position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Michaela Rose Case, Howard Locker, John Weldon Nicholson, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 9128529
    Abstract: An image processing device includes, a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, acquiring an image including a subject recognized and a movement site of a user; recognizing the subject recognized and the movement site from the image; and controlling a display location, in the image, of an additional information image corresponding to the subject recognized, to a location other than the subject recognized and the movement site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 9122339
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a field of display manufacture, particularly provide a touch display circuit and a driving method thereof, an array substrate and a display apparatus, which may reduce manufacture processes in a production phase of a touch display product and save cost, and may also enhance an aperture ratio of the product and increase an additional value. The touch display circuit comprises a touch unit and a display unit; the touch unit is connected with a data line, a first scan line, a second scan line, a signal acquiring line and a first signal control line; the display unit is connected with the data line, the first scan line, the second scan line and a second signal control line; the embodiments of the present disclosure can be applied to the field of manufacturing a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shengji Yang
  • Patent number: 9122312
    Abstract: One or more computing devices may detect the presence of a user, determine default communication mode for communicating with the user, use the default communication mode to elicit a communicative gesture from the user, receive a signal identifying at least one communicative gesture from the user, and convert the identified communicative gestures into a command. The default communication mode may be based on the identity of the user. Alternatively, the default communication mode can be determined by using a first mode of communication to prompt the user to make a mode-selection gesture, and if a mode-selection gesture is detected from the user within a threshold period of time, setting the first mode of communication as the default communication mode. Otherwise, if no mode-selection gesture is detected within a threshold period of time, using an alternative mode of communication to prompt the user to make a mode-selection gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Ravi Prasad Venkata Velamuri, Atul Gupta, Jagan Joguparthy
  • Patent number: 9116558
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stylus with one or more electrodes and one or more computer-readable non-transitory storage media embodying logic for transmitting signals wirelessly to a device through a touch sensor of the device has one or more sensors for detecting movement of the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Esat Yilmaz, Trond Jarle Pedersen, John Logan, Vemund Kval Bakken, Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Joo Yong Um, Igor Polishchuk
  • Patent number: 9117417
    Abstract: A system for powering and controlling an LED-backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) where redundancy is used to provide two independent paths from a pair of power supplies to the LED backlight. Further, two independent paths are also used from a pair of power supplies to the LCD. If any one of the paths were to fail or begin to degrade in performance, the system contains monitoring circuits which can direct another path to be used by the system. Two separate control circuits for the LCD may be used so that either one may be used to control the LCD if one were to fail. Two separate temperature sensors and luminance sensors may also be used to increase the durability of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: American Panel Corporation
    Inventors: William Dunn, Ken Mahdi
  • Patent number: 9110529
    Abstract: An area selection operation of a character string is performed by touching the character string displayed on a display unit 1 via a touch panel unit 2 disposed on the display unit 1 by a finger and tracing the character string. When it is determined that the finger performing the area selection operation is positioned over a displayed character, character type information of the character at a contact position of the finger is determined. Then, when the contact position of the finger performing the selection operation moves from the character to a next character of the character string, a tactile sensation is provided based on information added to each of the characters. An end point of a selected area of the character string is set to a character for which the tactile sensation is provided immediately before detection of release of the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kousuke Kido