Patents Examined by Rodney Amadiz
  • Patent number: 10817058
    Abstract: An electronic device may include an EMG sensor to be coupled to a user. The electronic device may include a control device configured to generate a control output based upon a control input and to change a scaling between the control input and the control output based upon the EMG sensor. The EMG sensor may include a pair of EMG sensors, with each EMG sensor being associated with a respective one of opposing muscles of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: John W. Blood
  • Patent number: 10816812
    Abstract: A head-mounted display system is disclosed that includes a housing; a visual system associated with the housing to facilitate image and/or video display; a wearable support connectable to the housing; and an audio component pivotably connected to the support such that the audio component is movable between a first position in which the audio component is in general alignment with the support, and a second position in which the audio component is out of general alignment with the support. Movement from the first position to the second position transitions the audio component from a first mode (i.e., an extra-aural mode) in which sound is projected through a first port in communication with a driver to a user to a second mode (i.e., an intra-aural mode) in which sound is projected through a second port in communication with the driver to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Silfvast, James W. VanDyke, Jeremy C. Franklin, Neal D. Evans, Christopher T. Eubank
  • Patent number: 10795512
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch substrate and a method for manufacturing the same, and a touch panel, belonging to the field of touch technology. The touch substrate is divided into a touch area and a wiring area located at a periphery of the touch area, including: a black matrix pattern arranged on the wiring area; a plurality of conductive lines located on the black matrix pattern; and a ground conductive pattern located between two adjacent conductive lines of the plurality conductive lines on the black matrix pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xie, Ming Hu, Ming Zhang, Min He, Jian Tian, Qingpu Wang
  • Patent number: 10775838
    Abstract: Some implementations of the disclosure are directed to automatically rotating displays to display media content based on metadata extracted from the media content that provides an indication of a target display orientation to display the media content. In one implementation, a method includes: detecting media content for display on a display, wherein the display is mounted on a rotatable display mount; extracting metadata from the detected media content, the extracted metadata providing an indication of a target display orientation to display the media content; using at least the extracted metadata, automatically causing the rotatable display mount to rotate the display to the target orientation; and displaying the media content on the rotated display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Mehul Patel, Steven M. Chapman, Joseph Popp, Matthew Deuel
  • Patent number: 10762826
    Abstract: A pixel circuit, a display panel, a display device and a driving method thereof are provided. The display panel includes a silicon substrate and a plurality of display units and a plurality of storage units fabricated on the silicon substrate. The plurality of storage units correspond to the plurality of display units one to one, and the plurality of storage units are respectively configured to receive and store display data of the plurality of display units corresponding to the plurality of storage units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Xiurong Wang, Lingyun Shi, Wei Sun, Xue Dong, Dong Chen, Shengji Yang
  • Patent number: 10761648
    Abstract: A touch screen device and method of controlling the device wherein the device responds to user touch screen inputs only when the device is unlocked and the user's visual gaze is directed at the device screen. The device employs a front-facing camera and gaze detection technology to determine whether the user is looking directly at the device display screen. If the user is not looking at the screen, touch input commands are ignored by the device, even if the device is unlocked, thereby preventing unintended application actions due to incidental screen contact. The gaze detection interlock feature may be enabled or disabled through configuration settings. The gaze detection interlock feature, if enabled, may respond only to the primary device user's face and visual gaze, or may respond when any person's visual gaze is directed to the device screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Michael D. Marra
  • Patent number: 10754434
    Abstract: System and techniques for gesture capture are described herein. A first representation of a sensor array may be collected into a first sensor composition. The first sensor composition may be filtered to output a pose status. Here, the pose status corresponds to a pose in a library of poses. A second representation of the sensor array may be collected into a second sensor composition. A fit of the second sensor composition to a model may be measured. The fit may be provided to a gesture consumer based on the fit and the pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: James Brian Hall, Tyler Fetters, Stephanie Moyerman
  • Patent number: 10747056
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display, a low blue light display control system and a display method for low blue light. The display method for a low blue light of a liquid crystal display comprising the steps of: performing division of a backlight source to obtain a plurality of backlight locations, wherein the plurality of backlight locations comprises a first emission peak and a second emission peak, and the second emission peak is larger than the second emission peak; calculating blue light ratios corresponding to display images of each backlight location of the plurality of backlight locations, respectively, and obtaining the blue light ratio of each backlight location; and driving a first light emission peak and/or a second light emission peak in the backlight location according to the blue light ratio of each backlight location for not shifting the white point coordinate and decreasing the display color gamut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 10747370
    Abstract: An information processing device includes an output control unit that outputs a display information item about an operation object on the basis of a result of detection of a pointing operation with respect to the operation object by a user. The output control unit outputs the display information item about the operation object such that the operation object is displayed in at least either one of a first display mode and a second display mode different from the first display mode in accordance with an operating condition of the pointing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Osamu Shigeta, Kunihito Sawai, Masayuki Yamada, Kentaro Ida, Takuya Ikeda, Yousuke Kawana, Maki Imoto, Akane Yano
  • Patent number: 10740059
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, provided is a communication device that performs communications of an image and audio. The communication device includes: a storage unit that stores therein arrangement information for specifying a display scheme for the image; an arrangement-information setting unit that sets arrangement information in the storage unit; and a display control unit that refers to the arrangement information and causes a plurality of display devices to display the image. The display control unit causes a first display device to display captured images of a local point and a remote point and causes a second display device to display an image supplied from an image supply device of the local point or the remote point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10732738
    Abstract: A system module of customizing a screen image based on a non-invasive data-extraction system, and a method thereof are disclosed. The system module is applicable to a machine controller controlling a machine, and sensors are disposed around the machine. In the system module, an image capture device receives an image of an original screen from the machine controller, and transmits the image to the non-invasive data-extraction system for extracting information, and a software control system integrates data measured by the sensors with the information, and combined the integration result with a customized screen image, and an extra control component is embedded in an original operation screen of the machine controller. The customized screen image is shown on the machine controller to display information by more visual manner. Furthermore, the signal receiving device and an HID simulation device can be used to provide a basic function of a KVM switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Adlink Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chua-Hong Ng, Chao-Tung Yang, Wei-Hung Chen, Tsan-Ming Yu, Shih-Hsun Lin, Yang-Chung Tseng, Chih-Fu Hsu, Chien-Hsun Tu, Te-Cheng Chiu, Yi-Wei Lin, Jen-Chi Hsu
  • Patent number: 10719144
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for determining relative motion. In one implementation, an interferometer is provided. The interferometer may include a body, a light source configured to project a coherent light to an opposing surface, a plurality of pairs of light detectors configured to convert reflections of the coherent light into photocurrents, and a processor. The processor may be configured to detect changes in the photocurrents, wherein a first change in the photocurrents, which occurs in response to a relative motion between the body and the opposing surface, represents a motion signal, and a second change in the photocurrents represents a noise signal. The processor may also determine the relative motion between the body and the opposing surface based on the first change in the photocurrents when a ratio between a power of the motion signal and a power of the noise signal is below about 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Uri Kinrot, Opher Kinrot, Eli Billauer
  • Patent number: 10705619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic wrist wearable device that uses image and inertia sensors to track motion of hand and wrist of a user, and is able to determine locations (relative to a stationary object in physical environment), and discrete and motion hand gestures. The wearable device can also emulate various data input devices by matching the determined gestures with preregistered gestures and sending the data associated with the matched gesture to a relevant computer device. The wearable device can also send the said tracking information of the hand and the wrist to at least one external computer, which can process the received information to simulate hand motion, and to determine discrete and motion hand gestures. The said computer can also emulate various data input devices by matching the determined gestures with preregistered gestures and using the data associated with the matched gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Abhishek Johri
  • Patent number: 10705629
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a display or other support surface to which a repositionable control device may be removably mounted. The display may emit light. The repositionable control device may be a repositionable knob that has light sensors. The display may be directed to emit the light in a predetermined time-varying search pattern while the light sensors make measurements of the emitted light. The repositionable knob may wirelessly transmit the light sensor measurements to control circuitry associated with the display. The control circuitry may process the light sensor measurements or other sensor measurements to determine the location of the repositionable control device on the display. Visible tick marks or other scale information may be displayed around the periphery of the knob. An electromagnetic actuator may provide adjustable detents. Wireless power may be received by the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Arnold, Brenton A. Baugh, Brian T. Gleeson, David Bloom
  • Patent number: 10684676
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for virtual reality and augmented reality training comprises a headset for displaying at least one virtual object, at least one processor, and a storage device communicatively coupled to the at least one processor, the storage device storing instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising: providing a virtual environment, providing one or more demonstration steps, providing one or more practice steps, collecting the user's real world physical movements, collecting the user's virtual decisions, evaluating the user's virtual decisions and physical movements to determine if the virtual decisions and the physical movements constitute safe behavior and correcting an incorrect physical movement and an incorrect virtual decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vishram Rokade, Amol Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10679544
    Abstract: A method and system of perceptual quantization for providing a linear perceptual quantizing process of an Electro-Optical Transfer Function (EOTF) for converting received digital code words of a video signal into visible light having a luminosity emitted by a display, including a target contrast dependent exponential video coding providing quantized video levels, with which there is a fixed relative increment of luminosity per quantized video level, so that every quantized video level visibly has the same proportional luminosity variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BARCO NV
    Inventor: Ronny Van Belle
  • Patent number: 10679563
    Abstract: An active matrix display panel includes a pixel structure having multiple pixels arranged in an array, and a receiver antenna structure. The receiver antenna structure include multiple first receiver antennas having a greater size for providing power voltages to the pixels, and multiple second receiver antennas having a greater resonance frequency for providing data signals to the pixels. Each first receiver antenna and one or more second receiver antennas being surrounded by the first receiver antenna form a receiver antenna group. In the receiver antenna group, each second receiver antenna corresponds to multiple pixels. For each pixel, in a reset period, the pixel circuit controls a pixel capacitor to reset. In a data writing period, the pixel circuit controls the corresponding second receiver antenna to charge the pixel capacitor. In an emission period, the charged pixel capacitor controls the corresponding first receiver antenna to provide the power voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: A.U. VISTA, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Min Cho, Yu-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10679561
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device may include a substrate, a plurality of pixels, a first data line, a second data line, a defect sensing line, a first input pad, and a static electricity discharge element. The substrate may include a display area and a peripheral area neighboring each other. The plurality of pixels may be positioned on the display area and may include a first pixel and a second pixel. The first data line may be electrically connected to the first pixel. The second data line may be electrically connected to the second pixel and may be electrically isolated from the first data line. The defect sensing line may be positioned on the peripheral area. The first input pad may be electrically connected to the defect sensing line. The static electricity discharge element may be electrically connected through the defect sensing line to the first input pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Min Kim, Seung-Kyu Lee, Won Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 10671194
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive conductive film, and a touch-sensitive assembly, a touch-sensitive display screen and an electronic device having the conductive film. The touch-sensitive conductive film comprises a sensing area and a key area. The key area is provided with a bonding area configured to bond a flexible circuit board, and a key. The key area is provided with a through-hole in a thickness direction of the touch-sensitive conductive film, and the through-hole is located at a side of the bonding area, so that the flexible circuit board is able to pass through the touch-sensitive conductive film via the through-hole. The flexible circuit board passes through the through-hole with two ends of the flexible circuit board being located at two sides of the touch-sensitive conductive film respectively, after the flexible circuit board is bonded to the touch-sensitive conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kangkang Ping, Long Wang
  • Patent number: 10671344
    Abstract: Approaches provide for controlling, managing, and/or otherwise interacting with mixed (e.g., virtual and/or augmented) reality content in response to input from a user, including voice input, device input, among other such inputs, in a mixed reality environment. For example, a mixed reality device, such as a headset or other such device can perform various operations in response to a voice command or other such input. In one such example, the device can receive a voice command and an application executing on the device or otherwise in communication with the device can analyze audio input data of the voice command to control the view of content in the environment, as may include controlling a user's “position” in the environment. The position can include, for example, a specific location in time, space, etc., as well as directionality and field of view of the user in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: METRIK LLC
    Inventor: Keara Elizabeth Fallon