Patents Examined by Richard Hong
  • Patent number: 9829710
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to a display panel, which in at least some situations includes multiple separate stacked layers or components that are combined together, such as to have one emission layer component with numerous pixels that emit light, and to have at least one control logic layer component that includes integrated circuits or other logic to control the emission of light by the pixels in the emission layer. The different layers may be separate silicon chips or wafers that are connected in a stacked structure via a flip chip technique, with the emission layer using AMOLED or other OLED pixels. The display panels may be designed and/or configured for use in head mounted displays (e.g., with a fully immersive virtual reality system). The disclosure also relates generally to techniques for manufacturing, testing and/or otherwise using such a display panel in various manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Newell, Jeremy Daniel Popp
  • Patent number: 9829991
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an interactive image device and interactive method thereof for a traditional photo frame or a fameless painting, the device comprises a frame body provided with a fastening position, a display surface for display an image, an effect unit for generate effects, a trigger unit and a circuit module to enable or disable the effect unit in responding the operation of the trigger unit by a user. The user is able to get different interactive effect feedbacks by inserting the trigger unit to the fastening position each time, thus the present invention can easily integrate the displayed image with interactive effects and interact with users by novel operating methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Chun-Ying Lai
  • Patent number: 9817494
    Abstract: An exemplary method for determining a control output in a control domain includes: obtaining a control input of an input domain, wherein the control input includes a previous input value and a current input value; and dynamically adjusting a control resolution setting, and converting the control input of the input domain into the control output in the control domain according to the control resolution setting, wherein the control output includes a previous output value and a current output value corresponding to the previous input value and the current input value, respectively, the control resolution setting for the current input value is determined according to at least the previous input value, and the current output value is identical to the previous output value when the current input value and the previous input value are generated in response to a same user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ping-Han Lee, Chia-Ping Chen, Yu-Ting Chen, Yu-Pao Tsai, Shaw-Min Lei
  • Patent number: 9813569
    Abstract: When a display changing operation is performed after a shift is made to a rotation mode, a display input device performs a rotation display of an object, and increases a rotation angle of the object per unit movement amount of a predetermined touch point according as a distance between two points touched in a mode switching operation is larger. When a display changing operation is performed after a shift to an enlargement/reduction mode, the display input device performs an enlargement/reduction display of the object, and increases an enlargement amount or a reduction amount of the object per unit movement amount of the predetermined touch point according as the distance between the two touch points touched in the mode switching operation is larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Takuya Tsuji
  • Patent number: 9812063
    Abstract: A display control method of controlling a display operation of a display panel which includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a column direction and a row direction. A plurality of pixels include a plurality of sensing pixels, of which electrical values are sensed, and a non-sensing pixel that is not a sensing pixel. The display control method includes accumulating image data values respectively input to the plurality of pixels to obtain deterioration information for each pixel, obtaining an electrical value of each of the plurality of sensing pixels, determining an electrical value of the non-sensing pixel, based on the deterioration information and an electrical value of each sensing pixel, and controlling the display operation of the display panel, based on electrical values of the plurality of pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongwon Lee, Heechul Hwang
  • Patent number: 9796269
    Abstract: A rotary actuator with an operating knob which is rotatable about a rotational axis is included in an operating device of a motor vehicle. The rotary actuator generates an actuating signal during rotation of the operating knob, and the operating knob is translationally deflectable transversely with respect to the rotational axis to alternately operate two control modules using the same operating device. A coupling device couples the operating device to a first control module and to a second control module. The coupling device is configured to output the actuating signal exclusively to the first control module in a first switching position and to output the actuating signal exclusively to the second control module in a second switching position and to switch from the first switching position to the second switching position during translational deflection of the operating knob in a predetermined deflection direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Tahar Bouaziz
  • Patent number: 9798402
    Abstract: A touch control display screen includes: a touch control electrode layer including a plurality of touch control electrodes; a first electrode layer opposite to the touch control electrode layer and including a plurality of first electrodes; a liquid crystal layer between the touch control electrode layer and the first electrode layer; a switch control circuit connected with at least one touch control electrode; a display control circuit connected with the first electrodes; and a synchronization control circuit connected with the switch control circuit. In the display stage, the display control circuit outputs a first common voltage, and the synchronization control circuit controls the switch control circuit to output a second common voltage equal to the first common voltage. Many advantages are provided, such as a uniform display effect, fewer residual ions, better display quality, higher reliability, simplified circuit, lower cost, and increased light transmittance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Xingyao Zhou, Fei Li, Yong Yuan
  • Patent number: 9785280
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch driving circuit for providing driving signals to touch driving electrodes of a touch panel in a touch phase. The touch driving circuit includes a plurality of cascaded touch shift register units. The number of the touch shift register units is same as the number of columns of the touch driving electrodes. The touch driving circuit further includes a plurality of switching units corresponding to the plurality of touch shift register units. The switching unit includes a driving signal input terminal, a control terminal and a driving signal output terminal. When the touch shift register unit outputs a high level signal, the switching unit connects the driving signal input terminal and the driving signal output terminal. Correspondingly, the present disclosure further provides a display device and a driving method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Fengchun Pang, Lei Ma
  • Patent number: 9740292
    Abstract: An exemplary information processing apparatus selectively switches between: first control where control is performed such that, in a virtual space, a position of producing no parallax on a screen of a stereoscopic display is a first position near a predetermined object; and second control where control is performed such that the position of producing no parallax is closer to a viewpoint position of virtual cameras than the first position is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Miyamoto, Koichi Hayashida, Kiyoshi Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9721523
    Abstract: A driving device of a display apparatus includes: a gate driver, a gate on voltage modulator, and a signal controller. The gate driver includes a plurality of gate driving circuits, each of the gate driving circuits being configured to: generate a gate signal according to a gate control signal, and apply the gate signal to at least one gate line. The gate on voltage modulator is configured to: modulate a gate on voltage according to a modulation control signal, and generate a first modulated gate on voltage. The signal controller is configured to generate the modulation control signal and the gate control signal. At least one of the plurality of gate driving circuits includes an amplifier configured to: receive the first modulated gate on voltage, and output a second modulated gate on voltage including substantially the same waveform as the first modulated gate on voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ok-Kwon Shin, Won Tae Kim, Sun Kyu Son
  • Patent number: 9703469
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive surface for a computer animator to create or modify a computer-generated image includes processes for differentiating between click and drag operations. The included processes also beneficially reduce input errors. When a touch object (e.g., finger or stylus) touches the drawing table, information regarding the duration of the touch and the movement of the touch are used to determine whether the touch input represents a (graphical user interface) click or a drag operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventor: Alexander P. Powell
  • Patent number: 9696849
    Abstract: In response to detecting a predetermined pressure change between two consecutive contacts on a trackpad of a computing device, the two consecutive contacts are ignored. In response to detecting a predetermined pressure change of a single contact on the trackpad, the single contact is ignored. After detecting a new contact on the trackpad after a predetermined period of time without any contact on the trackpad, any movement tied to a predetermined amount of increasing pressure on the trackpad for the new contact is temporarily discarded, for a preset amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew de los Reyes
  • Patent number: 9696857
    Abstract: A signal processing circuit is provided, which is suitable to be connected to a signal receiving conductor of a capacitive position detecting sensor, which has low power consumption and small circuit scale, and which allows setting of a small value as the capacitance value of a capacitor used for I-V conversion. After a receiving conductor is clamped to a predetermined potential by a clamp circuit, this receiving conductor clamped to the predetermined potential is connected to a capacitor circuit via a gate circuit. Thereby, a potential that changes corresponding to a position indicated by an indicator such as a finger is generated in the capacitor circuit, and a voltage signal generated in this capacitor circuit is converted to a digital signal to be output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuo Oda
  • Patent number: 9690386
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing motion recognition using motion sensor fusion and an associated computer program product are provided, where the method is applied to an electronic device. The method includes the steps of: utilizing a plurality of motion sensors of the electronic device to obtain sensor data respectively corresponding to the plurality of motion sensors, the sensor data measured at a device coordinate system of the electronic device, wherein the plurality of motion sensors includes inertial motion sensors; and performing sensor fusion according to the sensor data by converting at least one portion of the sensor data and derivatives of the sensor data into converted data based on a global coordinate system of a user of the electronic device, to perform motion recognition based on the global coordinate system, in order to recognize the user's motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: CM HK LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhou Ye, Shun-Nan Liou, Ying-Ko Lu, Chin-Lung Lee
  • Patent number: 9684382
    Abstract: Input device configurations are described. In one or more implementations, an input device includes a sensor substrate having one or more conductors and a flexible contact layer spaced apart from the sensor substrate. The flexible contact layer is configured to flex to contact the sensor substrate to initiate an input of a computing device. The flexible contact layer includes a force concentrator pad that is configured to cause pressure to be channeled through the force concentrator pad to cause the flexible contact layer to contact the sensor substrate to initiate the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy C. Shaw, James C. Marshall, Brian R. Cox, Carl E. Picciotto, Aric A. Fitz-Coy
  • Patent number: 9672791
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, at least one lens accessible to the processor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to receive synchronization information from another device, and based on the synchronization information, actuate the at least one lens to permit visible light to pass therethrough at times at which first frames of first content are presented and not at times that second frames different from the first frames for second content different from the first content are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Russell Speight VanBlon, Axel Ramirez Flores, Joshua Neil Novak, Jason Grimme, Alfredo Zugasti Hays
  • Patent number: 9666119
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally systems and methods for controlling current provided to display devices. A method for controlling the current may include receiving drive current values associated with subpixels in a display and receiving information that corresponds to an application type being rendered on the display and/or an indication of image data being rendered on the display. The method may then include reducing at least some of the drive current values based at least in part on the application type. Alternatively, the method may include reducing the at least a portion of the image data corresponding to the at least some of the drive current values has substantially similar luminance and color values. The method may then include supplying the subpixels with drive currents that correspond to the drive current values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Paul Stephen Drzaic
  • Patent number: 9625722
    Abstract: There is provided a control device including an illumination control unit that controls an illumination device illuminating a non-display region of a light-shielding unit that includes a display region in which an image is displayed and the non-display region in which the image is not displayed and is designed to be disposed in a region covering a visual field of a user. The illumination control unit controls the illumination device according to display content of the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 9607560
    Abstract: Discussed are an LCD device and a method of driving the same in which, by decreasing the number of lines of a PCB, the manufacturing cost is saved, and the influence of noise is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SunUng Kim, JungSik Park, JunHo Yoo, JaeHoon Park
  • Patent number: 9569018
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible display device adapted to accurately detect bending information when the flexible display device is flexed, bent or folded, and to be capable of variously controlling an image displayed on a screen on the basis of the detected bending information. The flexible display device includes a flexible touch screen part, and a bending detection part provided on the touch screen part, the bending detection part having an electrostatic capacitance or electric resistance that changes depending on a bending of the touch screen part, so as to detect bending information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seok-Myong Kang, Shi-Yun Cho, Ho-Seong Seo, In-Kuk Yun, Youn-Ho Choi