Patents Examined by Robin J Mishler
  • Patent number: 11402940
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring the status of a touchscreen at a display assembly. Signals are transmitted to the touchscreen. Where signals received from the touchscreen are modified in a manner inconsistent with expected touch input, a type and a location of damage to the touchscreen is determined based on the signals received from the touchscreen, and a visual representation is generated at a remote device of the type and the location of the damage at the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventor: William Dunn
  • Patent number: 11397485
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a circuit control method and a control device, a display module and a display device. The circuit control device is used for acquiring an indication signal for indicating whether a user performs touch operation on the touch panel or not; the current is provided for the driving circuit according to the indication signal, a first current is provided for the driving circuit under the condition that a user does not carry out touch operation on the touch panel, a second current is provided for the driving circuit under the condition that the user carries out touch operation on the touch panel, and the second current is larger than the first current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bingbing Yan, Chunyang Nie, Ke Dai, Lixin Zhu
  • Patent number: 11386821
    Abstract: A display device includes a pixel array including touch blocks; a plurality of test pads in a bezel area outside the pixel array for performing a pixel test and a touch block test; a plurality of pixel test lines and a plurality of touch block test lines connected to the test pads within the pixel array; a switching unit between the test pads and the pixel test lines and the touch block test lines and applying a test signal to any one of the pixel test lines and the touch block test lines; a pixel test switching pad in the bezel area and providing a control signal for testing pixel operation in the pixel array to the switching unit; and a touch block test switching pad in the bezel area and providing a control signal for testing the touch blocks within the pixel array to the switching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se-Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 11372500
    Abstract: A display device according to an example embodiment includes a display portion displaying an image, and a sense portion that is disposed over one side of the display portion, and senses an external input, wherein the sense portion includes: at least one of first sense electrodes receiving a first sense signal that is changed in response to the external input, at least one of second sense electrodes that are disposed at a distance from the first sense electrodes, wherein the first sense electrodes are disposed between the second sense electrodes, and at least one of compensation electrode that are disposed spaced apart from and between the first sense electrodes, and to which a compensation signal is applied, wherein the compensation signal and the first sense signal are inverted in phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Sang Hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11372535
    Abstract: A data communication method executed by a system including: a stylus including a pen point electrode and a pen integrated circuit; a sensor controller; and a host processor. The data communication method includes: executing, by the stylus, transmission of a pen signal with an electric field by capacitive coupling between the pen point electrode and a sensor electrode group; reporting, by the sensor controller, a position of the stylus in an operation surface to the host processor in response to detection of the pen signal by the sensor electrode group; supplying, by the host processor, data to the sensor controller; and transmitting, by the sensor controller, the data to the stylus in a stylus detection period in which the pen signal that is detected by the sensor electrode group indicates that the stylus is present within a predetermined distance from the operation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Nomi, Haruhiko Hisano
  • Patent number: 11366534
    Abstract: A touch substrate and a manufacturing method thereof, and an in-cell touch panel. The touch substrate includes: a base substrate, a first insulation layer, a transmission line and a common electrode. The first insulation layer is on the base substrate, and a groove extending in a first direction is in the first insulation layer; the transmission line is in the groove and is configured to transmit an electrical signal; the common electrode overlaps with the transmission line and is electrically connected with the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zifeng Wang, Fengguo Wang, Dawei Shi, Bo Ma, Hong Liu, Xinguo Wu, Wentao Wang, Lina Wang
  • Patent number: 11367757
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display technologies, and provides in embodiments an OLED touch display substrate, a manufacturing method thereof and a corresponding touch display device. Specifically, the OLED touch display substrate comprises: a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer opposite to each other; an organic layer between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer; a touch layer on a side of the second electrode layer facing away from the organic layer; and a first insulating layer between the touch layer and the second electrode layer. The second electrode layer is a transparent electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Li, Qicheng Chen, Ming Zhang, Tsungchieh Kuo, Weijie Ma
  • Patent number: 11353964
    Abstract: A method by which a wearable device displays content and a wearable device therefor are provided. The method includes authorizing a user wearing the wearable device, identifying a first key layout of an input device connected to an electronic device used by the authorized user, generating mapping information in which at least one key in the first key layout is mapped to a different key, displaying, on a display of the wearable device, a second key layout in which the first key layout is mapped according to the mapping information, determining second content as content input by the authorized user, based on the second key layout and an input of the authorized user with respect to the input device, and displaying the second content on the display of the wearable device. The second content and first content may be mutually mapped to each other according to the mapping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Vinamra Gupta
  • Patent number: 11354002
    Abstract: A display device including a touch sensing unit including a first touch conductive layer, a first touch insulating layer disposed on the first touch conductive layer, and a second touch conductive layer disposed on the first touch insulating layer. The touch sensor area includes a first touch sensor area located at a center of the touch sensor area, and a second touch sensor area located between the first touch sensor area and the curved portion. The first touch conductive layer includes a touch connection electrode connecting adjacent first touch electrodes, and a plurality of capacitance (cap) compensation patterns arranged in the second touch sensor area. The plurality of cap compensation patterns includes a first cap compensation pattern electrically connected to the adjacent first touch electrode and a second cap compensation pattern electrically connected to the adjacent second touch electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Jin Yang, Ki Cheol Kim, Sung Hee Kim, Hyun Sik Park, Chun Gi You, Sung Ho Cho, Min Ho Chae
  • Patent number: 11347301
    Abstract: A method comprising causing display of information on a head mounted display that is worn by a user, receiving eye movement information associated with the user, receiving head movement information associated with the user, determining that the eye movement information and the head movement information are inconsistent with the user viewing the information on the head mounted display, and decreasing prominence of the information on the head mounted display based, at least in part, on the determination that the eye movement information and the head movement information are inconsistent with the user viewing the information on the head mounted display is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Melodie Vidal
  • Patent number: 11347311
    Abstract: A system includes a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device includes a sensor configured to sense or property experienced by the first electronic device, and a transmitter configured to transmit a signal based on output from the sensor. The second electronic device is in signal communication with the first electronic device. The second electronic device includes a receiver configured to receive the transmitted signal, a detector configured to determine an object that a user of the second device is focusing on, a processor configured to generate a haptic signal representative of the transmitted signal if it is determined that the object the user is focusing on corresponds with a location of the first electronic device, and a haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal and generate a haptic effect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Ali Modarres, Danny A. Grant, Jean Francois Dionne, David M. Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 11340459
    Abstract: A helmet mounted display system is described. A visor has an inner reflective surface and is mountable to head gear. A light source is arranged to emit light. Directing optics are arranged to image light from the light source onto the inner reflective surface of the visor to provide a reticle image on the inner reflective surface of the visor. An eye tracker is configured to determine the orientation of an eye of a wearer of the head gear. A controller is configured to receive an indication of the determined orientation of the eye, and to control the at least one actuator to change the orientation and shape of the directing optics to change the position of reticle image based on the indication of the determined orientation of the eye such that the eye views the reticle image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby D. Foote, Erin M. Hawk, Josh Rivera, Michael Ropers, Andrew Jarrett
  • Patent number: 11340724
    Abstract: A display device includes a backlight, a touch detection electrode disposed to overlap a display region in which an image is displayed in a plan view, and an electrically conductive reflective member disposed closer to the backlight than a plurality of touch detection electrodes. Reflective members are disposed to overlap at least some of the plurality of touch detection electrodes in a plan view, are configured to reflect light from the backlight, and segmented from each other in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Kida, Yasuhiro Sugita, Hiroshi Fukushima, Kiyoshi Minoura
  • Patent number: 11340730
    Abstract: Disclosed are a driving method for a touch display panel, and a touch display apparatus. The driving method for a touch display panel includes: providing a sinusoidal signal y for each electrode block in a common electrode within a display period, wherein the display period includes N display stages, each display stage has M image frames, the refresh rate of the display period is greater than or equal to a refresh rate threshold value A, N?2, M?1, N is a positive integer, M is a positive number, and the refresh rate threshold value A is the maximum refresh rate that can be identified by human eyes; providing a data signal for multiple pixel electrodes; and an electric field, formed by the pixel electrodes and the common electrode, driving the inversion of liquid crystal molecules in a liquid crystal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinxing Liu, Ming Chen, Xue Dong, Bo Gao, Wenjia Sun, Xiaozhou Liu, Yannan Xiong, Jiahao Liu, Shaoru Zhang, Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 11340740
    Abstract: An electronic pen includes a core body including a tip portion having a tip and a tapered side surface tapered toward the tip and having a recessed section recessed toward a tip side of the core body from a side of the core body that is opposite to the tip side of the core body, and including a core rod that passes through a center axis of the recessed section from a side of the tip portion that includes the tip and extends away from the tip; and a tubular casing in which a pen-pressure detector is installed, the core body being attached to the tubular casing in an axially movable manner such that the core rod is pressable against the pen-pressure detector, and the tubular casing having a surface that is adjacent to an inner or outer surface of the recessed section of the core body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kohei Tanaka, Kenichi Ninomiya
  • Patent number: 11320941
    Abstract: A sensing device with a fingerprint sensor is provided. The sensing device includes a touch input pattern included in the fingerprint sensor, an oscillation circuit connected to the touch input pattern and configured to change a capacitance of the oscillation circuit when a touch occurrence is sensed by the touch input pattern and generate an oscillation signal based on the change in the capacitance, and an operation detection circuit configured to detect a touch occurrence based on a frequency included in the oscillation signal input from the oscillation circuit and generate a detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Eui Park, Joo Yul Ko, Ho Kwon Yoon, Woo Young Choi, Soo Woong Lee, Joo Hyoung Lee, Ju Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 11320956
    Abstract: Method for controlling a combined eye and gesture tracking system (100), wherein the method comprises providing a graphical user interface (102) to a user including a plurality of graphical items (110) displayed on the graphical user interface (102, 300), displaying a graphical pointer (120) on the graphical user interface (102, 310), detecting a user eye gaze (210) associated with the eyes of the user (320), detecting a displacement user gesture (230) associated with a body part of the user (330), and controlling a rate of movement of the graphical pointer (120) on the graphical user interface based on the displacement user gesture (230) and the user eye gaze (210, 340).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
    Inventor: Adam Rohrbacher
  • Patent number: 11307446
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed that has a touch sensor, which includes a display panel, an integrated driving circuit, a common voltage ring line, and a common voltage feedback line. The integrated driving circuit outputs a touch driving signal and a display common voltage for respectively driving a touchscreen and the display panel. The integrated driving circuit outputs the display common voltage through a common voltage ring pad in a period in which the display panel is driven and outputs a load-free common voltage having a form different from that of the display common voltage through the common voltage ring pad in a period in which the touchscreen is driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Kuk Ahn
  • Patent number: 11288028
    Abstract: Tiled display device (19) comprising an array of display units (18) which are mechanically and electrically coupled to each other by removable data and power connectors (50). The application also discloses a self-powered or partially self-powered display device (1) comprising a display layer (2) and a photovoltaic layer (3) behind the display layer. The display device may also include a light collecting lens system (7) for distributing light to the photovoltaic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: DST Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Miles, Stephen Hughes
  • Patent number: 11269436
    Abstract: A touchscreen display includes one or more display drivers coupled to an active matrix display and one or more touch controllers coupled to one or more touch sensor conductors. The one or more display drivers are coupled to the active matrix display via active matrix conductive components. When enabled, the one or more display drivers is configured to transmit a first signal to the active matrix display in accordance with display operation. A touch sensor conductor includes one or more segments of the active matrix conductive components. When enabled, a touch controller of the one or more touch controllers is configured to transmit a second signal via the touch sensor conductor in accordance with touchscreen operation that is performed concurrently with the display operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Michael Shawn Gray, Kevin Joseph Derichs