Patents Examined by Ryan A Lubit
  • Patent number: 11397524
    Abstract: A mobile computing device with a touch-sensitive display wherein: a pointer is displayed; a control icon is displayed; a contact on the touch-sensitive display is detected; and in response to detecting a change in a horizontal position of the contact beginning anywhere on the control icon, a horizontal position of the pointer is changed wherein the horizontal position of the pointer with respect to the control icon is changed; and in response to detecting a change in a vertical position of a contact beginning anywhere on the control icon: a vertical position of the pointer is changed; and a vertical position of the control icon is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: David Graham Boyers
  • Patent number: 11366587
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including: a communication unit used for communicating with an external device; an input device having a plurality of keys for accepting an input operation of data used for an arithmetic operation; an output device that outputs information; a memory; and at least one processor that causes the output device to provide notice of first information in the case where numerical data for use in the arithmetic operation is received from the external device via the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11367768
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a display panel including a display region and a non-display region, and a sensor unit which is disposed on the display panel and includes a sensing region and a non-sensing region. The sensor unit includes a touch sensor unit which detects a touch input in the sensing region and a photo sensor unit which detects ambient illuminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Hyeok Kim, Sang Hyun Jun, Mi Young Kim, So Yeon Park, Yong Hwan Park, Sug Woo Jung
  • Patent number: 11360548
    Abstract: A system for displaying an image of a virtual space on a display obtains detection data from position detection sensors, the position detection sensors including a position detection sensor attached to a user. The system calculates a distance between a pair of the position detection sensors based on the detection data, and sets, based on the distance, a boundary for determining a motion of the user. The system determines, when the motion of the user occurs, whether a positional relationship between one of the position detection sensors and the boundary satisfies a condition, and, responsive to the positional relationship satisfying the condition, executes an action corresponding to the motion of the user in the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Robin Boucher
  • Patent number: 11360618
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a touch screen which includes: providing a substrate including a display area and a non-display area located around the display area; forming a first transparent conductive layer on a side of the substrate, and forming a metal layer on a surface of the first transparent conductive layer facing away from the substrate; forming a first photoresist pattern on the metal layer, at least a portion of the first photoresist pattern corresponding to a metal trace to be formed in the non-display area; performing an etching process by using the first photoresist pattern to form the metal trace; forming a second photoresist pattern only in one of the display area and the non-display area, and performing an etching process to form a first transparent conductive pattern in the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Chen, Ming Zhang, Qicheng Chen, Jun Li, Weijie Ma
  • Patent number: 11355072
    Abstract: An electro-optical device is provided with a plurality of data lines, a plurality of potential lines supplied with a predetermined potential, a driving transistor controlling a current level according to the voltage between the gate and the source, a first storage capacitor which holds the voltage between the gate and a source of the driving transistor, and a light-emitting element. One data line among the plurality of data lines and one potential line among the plurality of potential lines are arranged to be adjacent to each other, and a second storage capacitor holding the potential of the one data line is formed by the one data line and the one potential line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kasai, Takeshi Nomura
  • Patent number: 11348490
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are provided. The electronic device includes a flexible display including a first state in which a display area has a first size and a second state in which the display area is expanded in a first direction to have a second size larger than the first size, an actuator driven to change a state of the flexible display, and a processor configured to detect a touch input on a point of the display area, which is located adjacent to a side surface of the electronic device, and identify whether a touch point of the touch input is moved from the point of the display area by a specified distance or more in a same direction as a direction in which the state of the flexible display is changed in a state in which the touch input is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Myunghoon Kwak, Sangeun Lee, Soyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11347356
    Abstract: A touch sensing unit includes first touch electrodes, a first touch signal line, and a second touch signal line. The first touch electrodes are disposed in a touch sensor area. The first touch signal line is electrically connected to some of the first touch electrodes arranged in a first column. The second touch signal line is electrically connected to some of the first touch electrodes arranged in a second column different from the first column. The second touch signal line includes a first bent portion bent at least once in an intersection region of the first touch signal line and the second touch signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Jin Yang, Tae Ik Kim, Hyun Sik Park, Chun Gi You, Sung Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 11348502
    Abstract: The present invention of the embodiment provides a drive circuit, comprising a first group of drive circuits and a second group of drive circuits each having multiple stages of gate drive circuits connected in series, each stage of the gate drive circuits comprising a shift register outputting a first gate drive signal and a touch voltage stabilizing unit coupled to the shift register, the touch voltage stabilizing unit comprising a reference end electrically connected to a reference potential of the shift register, a first voltage stabilizing end electrically connected to the first gate drive signal, a second voltage stabilizing end outputting a second gate drive signal and a signal end electrically connected to a control signal, wherein the control signal disables the touch voltage stabilizing unit during a display period, and the control signal enables the touch voltage stabilizing unit during a touch period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: AU OPTRONICS (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD., AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsi-Hsuan Hsu, Manman Li, Chun-Da Tu, Fu Liang Lin
  • Patent number: 11340701
    Abstract: Machine learning systems and methods that learn glare, and thus determine gaze direction in a manner more resilient to the effects of glare on input images. The machine learning systems have an isolated representation of glare, e.g., information on the locations of glare points in an image, as an explicit input, in addition to the image itself. In this manner, the machine learning systems explicitly consider glare while making a determination of gaze direction, thus producing more accurate results for images containing glare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Hairong Jiang, Nishant Puri, Niranjan Avadhanam, Nuri Murat Arar
  • Patent number: 11333892
    Abstract: A HMD includes a sensor for detecting an orientation of a main body, a display, and a field image display unit for displaying a first image in a predetermined first display region of the display and displaying a second image related to the first image in a second display region of the display on a screen of the display. The field image display unit determines the second display region on the screen of the display according to the orientation of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiyo Ohno, Koji Yamasaki, Takuya Nakamichi, Yasuyuki Mimatsu
  • Patent number: 11334205
    Abstract: There are provided a display device and a method of manufacturing the same. The display device includes a display panel and a window disposed on the display panel. The window includes a first sub-window and a second sub-window and a touch sensor disposed between the first sub-window and the second sub-window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Min Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11327600
    Abstract: In an electronic device, a storage device registers registered data and a name of the registered data in association with a number of a one-touch key. A control device functions as a detector, a controller, and a releaser. When an operation device receives a request for registration of new registered data, the detector detects the number of the one-touch key satisfying a release condition. The controller displays the number of the one-touch key satisfying the condition in association with the name of the registered data corresponding to the number on a display device. The releaser registers data corresponding to a selected number of a one-touch key among numbers of one-touch keys satisfying the condition and a name of the registered data, in association with an unregistered number of a one-touch key, and releases a one-touch key having a number assigned to the registered data and the name of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Shigeaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11307756
    Abstract: A method and system for providing absolute and zone coordinate mapping with graphic animations include presenting a user interface in an inactive state, wherein a background graphic animation and a user interface object graphic animation are presented on the user interface in an inactive format. The method and system also include determining that a touch input is provided on a touchpad to map a selected user interface object presented on the user interface based on an absolute mapped position of the touch input received on the touchpad. The method and system additionally include presenting the user interface in an active state, wherein the background graphic animation and the user interface object graphic animation are presented on the user interface in an active format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, Ross Cameron Miller, Jessica Champi, Shaun Westbrook, Michael M. Tsay
  • Patent number: 11307704
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that may be implemented to share digital touch data (e.g., user finger touch data, pen or stylus touch data, etc.) between two or more touch controllers that are coupled to separate respective touch-sensing segments of a common touchscreen display device. The shared digital touch data may correspond to (and be derived from) analog user touch signals received within a defined margin area of each touch-sensing layer segment that lies adjacent to a middle boundary region of the touchscreen display. Each touch controller may accurately determine or compute the user touch intent for a touch data map of its corresponding touch-sensing layer segment after resolving any existing boundary conflict between digital touch data that corresponds to adjacent touch sensor segments. An operating system (OS) executing on a host programmable integrated circuit may then reconstruct and provide the full touch data map for the entire touchscreen display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, Hsufeng Lee, Yagiz C. Yildiz
  • Patent number: 11295904
    Abstract: Axis orientation compensation is provided in a system in which movement of a controlling device is used to control navigational functions of a target appliance by determining which one of plural sides of the controlling device is an active side of the controlling device and by causing navigational functions of the target appliance made relative to at least one of an X, Y, and Z axis of the target appliance to be dynamically aligned with movements of the controlling device made relative to at least one of an A, B, and C axis of the controlling device as a function of the one of the plural sides of the controlling device that is determined to be the active side of the controlling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gerben Meijer
  • Patent number: 11287917
    Abstract: An input device comprises a plurality of optical vibration sensors mounted in a common housing. Each optical vibration sensor comprises a diffractive optical element; a light source arranged to illuminate the diffractive optical element such that a first portion of light passes through the diffractive optical element and a second portion of light is reflected from the diffractive optical element; and a photo detector arranged to detect an interference pattern generated by said first and second portions of light. The optical vibration sensor is configured so that in use, after the first portion of light passes through the diffractive optical element, the first portion of light is reflected from a reflective surface onto the photo detector. The input device is placed in contact with a surface of a solid body, and an object is brought into physical contact with the surface of the solid body, thereby causing vibrations in the solid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SINTEF TTO AS
    Inventors: Tobias Gulden Dahl, Magnus Christian Bjerkeng, Andreas Vogl, Odd Kristen Ă˜stern Pettersen
  • Patent number: 11289010
    Abstract: The present application discloses a pixel driving circuit with touch-sensing function. The driving circuit includes a first drive-control sub-circuit, a display-drive sub-circuit, a second drive-control sub-circuit, and an emission-control sub-circuit connected in series to generate a drive-current to drive a light-emission device in the subpixel under control of an emission-control signal in a respective one of multiple emission duty periods of a cycle time for displaying one frame of image. The drive circuit also includes a data-input sub-circuit and a charge sub-circuit to set a first voltage to the control terminal of the display-drive sub-circuit. Additionally, the drive circuit includes a photo-sensing sub-circuit configured to reset a photo-sensing device integrated with the light-emission device in the subpixel for touch sensing in a touch-sensing period before entering any one of the multiple emission duty periods of the cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shengji Yang, Xiaochuan Chen, Hui Wang, Kuanta Huang, Pengcheng Lu
  • Patent number: 11281309
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for user input to a computer. The apparatus consists of movable paddles with multiple axes of motion. The paddles are shaped to include means for holding the device while keeping a user's fingers and thumbs free to activate touch sensitive areas on the paddles. Both the positions of the paddles and the location of touches are used to determine the input codes sent to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: William James McDermid
  • Patent number: 11275547
    Abstract: A display system includes an HMD and a control device. The control device can execute switching between a plurality of user interfaces. When the user interfaces are switched without change of display of an image display unit, a notification is made by the control device. When the user interfaces are switched with change of display of the image display unit, a notification is made by the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Torii, Shinichi Kobayashi