Patents Examined by Stephen T Reed
  • Patent number: 10488986
    Abstract: The rejection of undesired touch events on a touch surface is disclosed. A weighted meta-centroid of all touch events can be computed. In some examples, touches can be weighted inversely to their size and distance to the nearest neighboring touch. In some examples, touches can be weighted based on the size of their minor radii. A meta-ellipse can be fit to the weighted touch events. In some examples, the major axis of the meta-ellipse can be used to determine the orientation of a user's hand to reject undesired touches. In other examples, touches within the meta-ellipse can be rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Carl Westerman, Ari Y. Benbasat
  • Patent number: 10474241
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving data by using HDMI (High Definition Media Interface). A method and an apparatus according to the present invention comprises requesting reading EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) from a sink device in case the sink device is connected; receiving from the sink device EDID including capability information of the sink device, wherein the capability information indicates whether the sink device is capable of processing gesture information; requesting gesture information indicating a predetermined gesture which may be recognized or extracted from the sink device on the basis of the EDID; and receiving the gesture information from the sink device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dokyun Kim, Hyunsik Yang, Hyeonjae Lee, Jangwoong Park, Jinkwon Lim
  • Patent number: 10459546
    Abstract: A touch input device configured to detect stylus signals generated by an external stylus is provided. The touch input device includes a plurality of stylus signal detectors that receive at its input a combination of stylus receive channels that are combined in a manner to minimize noise while at the same time keeping the stylus signal strength uniform independent of the position of the stylus on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shahrooz Shahparnia, Kevin J. White, Manu Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10452133
    Abstract: A technique is described herein for using a parent computing device and at least one companion computing device to simultaneously interact with an environment. In one implementation, the parent computing device progressively builds parent map information through its interaction with the environment. The technique leverages the parent map information to identify a current pose of the companion computing device. In one case, for instance, the parent computing device sends the parent map information to the companion computing device, and the companion computing device determines its current pose based on the parent map information in conjunction with sensor information collected by the companion computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Quentin Simon Charles Miller, Jeffrey Alan Kohler
  • Patent number: 10448486
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, Machine Type Communication (MTC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, and technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method for operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes measuring a Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) of a plurality of signals received from a plurality of lighting devices, and displaying the plurality of lighting devices according to the RSSI of the plurality of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Du-San Baek, Kwan-Woo Song, Gye-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10429986
    Abstract: A touch screen panel according to an embodiment includes a base film having a display region and a bent non-display region located on the outside of the display region, touch electrodes provided in the display region, touch pads provided on one edge of the non-display region, and routing wires that extend along the front or back of the bent non-display region and electrically connect the touch electrodes and the touch pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinyeol Kim, Seunghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10402017
    Abstract: An optical touch-sensitive device detects touch events caused by instruments (e.g., pens, styluses) and distinguishes these events from touch events caused by fingers. In some embodiments, different instruments can also be distinguished. The optical touch-sensitive device includes multiple emitters and detectors. Each emitter produces optical beams which are received by the detectors. The optical beams preferably are multiplexed in a manner so that many optical beams can be received by a detector simultaneously. Touch events disturb the optical beams, for example due to frustrated total internal reflection. Information indicating which optical beams have been disturbed is analyzed to detect one or more touch events. The analysis also distinguishes instrument touch events from finger touch events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Rapt IP Limited
    Inventors: Owen Drumm, Robert Copperwhite
  • Patent number: 10394363
    Abstract: An electronic device for touch translation includes a body and pins extending therefrom and including couplings to facilitate movement of a first portion relative to a second portion. The pins are controllable to move the first portion relative to the second portion and to control force applied by the pins on an external object. Heads are disposed on the pins, which heads are greater in width than the pins and are movable relative to the pins about respective couplings. Sensors cooperating with the pins detect forces applied to the pins and a communication subsystem communicates over a network, with a remote electronic device. A controller, based on detected forces, transmits signals to the remote electronic device to control the remote electronic device, and actuates pins to control the relative movement of the portions based on signals received from the remote electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Shuster, Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 10359762
    Abstract: A processing facility having at least one processing station and at least one covering at least partly surrounding the processing station. The covering has at least one viewing window. Improved error correction is then made possible if a display unit displays at least one item of information about the processing station on the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Peter Holzkämper, Thomas Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10338754
    Abstract: An input device for capacitive sensing includes: a plurality of sensor electrodes, the plurality of sensor electrodes comprising a plurality of transmitter electrodes and a plurality of receiver electrodes, wherein the plurality of transmitter electrodes is configured to be driven by sensing signals and the plurality of receiver electrodes is configured to receive detected signals corresponding to respective sensing signals driven onto the plurality of transmitter electrodes; a plurality of transmitter electrode vias, wherein each transmitter electrode via corresponds to a respective transmitter electrode of the plurality of transmitter electrodes; and conductive shielding, configured to mitigate effects of the plurality of transmitter electrode vias on the detected signals received on one or more receiver electrodes of the plurality of receiver electrodes, wherein the conductive shielding comprises: a first portion disposed above the plurality of transmitter electrode vias; and a second portion disposed outs
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Guozhong Shen, Ozan Ersan Erdogan, Shengmin Wen, Brett Dunlap
  • Patent number: 10319061
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing apparatus that includes: a change unit configured to change an event generated in response to an operation of an input device, based on the type of the event and the type of a graphics controller unit to which the event is to be transmitted, the graphics controller unit being configured to input a processing request that corresponds to the received event to an application; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the event changed by the change unit to the graphics controller unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shiro Kunori
  • Patent number: 10310680
    Abstract: A display device comprising: a display module for displaying image and having a substrate being an upper component of the display module; a sensing electrode for sensing an electrocardio signal of a user, with the sensing electrode arranged above the substrate. With such a display device, high integration of the function of health test and the display device can be integrated, thereby improving usage experience of the user and facilitating to reduce the whole size of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Jiuxia Yang, Zhidong Wang
  • Patent number: 10306217
    Abstract: A virtual image display device configuring a display device includes a display section that displays an image while enabling visual recognition of an outside scene. The virtual image display device includes an image pickup section that picks up an image in an image pickup range that overlaps with at least a range visually recognized through the display section. The virtual image display device includes a coupling section that includes at least one movable section and couples the image pickup section to the display section and a plurality of light emitting sections fixedly provided in the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Shinya Sato
  • Patent number: 10289196
    Abstract: An ocular control system arranged to determine electric potentials associated with a set of sensor. The ocular control system may determine direction of gaze or motion based on the determined electric potentials. The determined direction of gaze or motion may be used to provide data input for a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Ruchir Saraswat, Nicholas Cowley, Richard Goldman, Patrick Gerard McGlew
  • Patent number: 10281992
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creating user-defined interaction spaces and modalities in a three dimensional (3D) sensor space in response to control gestures. It also relates to controlling virtual cameras in the 3D sensor space using control gestures and manipulating controls of the virtual cameras through the control gestures. In particular, it relates to defining one or more spatial attributes of the interaction spaces and modalities in response to one or more gesture parameters of the control gesture. It also particularly relates to defining one or more visual parameters of a virtual camera in response to one or more gesture parameters of the control gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Leap Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Cohen, Maxwell Sills, Paul Durdik
  • Patent number: 10248258
    Abstract: The present application discloses a touch control structure comprising a first touch electrode comprising a first touch sub-electrode and a second touch sub-electrode. A sensing area of the first touch sub-electrode is substantially the same as a sensing area of the second touch sub-electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Changfeng Li
  • Patent number: 10242634
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. A display panel includes a plurality of subpixels of a plurality of colors arranged in a matrix form, and a plurality of gate lines and data lines respectively connected to the subpixels. A data driver is configured to supply data voltages to the subpixels through a plurality of source channels and the data lines. A switch circuit is configured to connect one of the source channels selectively to one of the data lines during a first scan period in one horizontal period and to a different one of the data lines during a second scan period in the one horizontal period. The data driver is configured to supply data voltages of one color to the one of the source channels during both the first scan period and the second scan period in the one horizontal period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wookyu Sang, Sangjin Nam, Ooksang Yoo, Seungjin Yoo
  • Patent number: 10241596
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch keypad comprising: an upper plate having a flat plate shape; a touch sensor formed on an upper side of the upper plate; a lower plate disposed to be spaced on a lower side of the upper plate; a connection member connecting the upper plate to the lower plate and supporting the upper plate so that the upper plate ascends and descends; a position sensor for detecting whether the upper plate ascends or descends; and a control unit for selecting a keypad mode or mouse mode according to a detected value of the position sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Seung Min Hong, Hyun Dong Jin
  • Patent number: 10228895
    Abstract: An image display device which is used by being mounted on the head or face of a user includes a display unit which displays an image; an information maintaining unit which maintains user information of the user; a region specifying unit which specifies an attention region from a field of vision of the user based on the user information; an image processing unit which performs image processing with respect to the attention region; and a display control unit which displays the attention region after being subjected to the image processing on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Miyajima, Yoichiro Sako, Motoyuki Takai, Hiroshi Mukawa, Tatsuya Narahara, Masashi Takeda, Hiroaki Ogawa, Seiji Wada, Ichigo Hayakawa, Akira Tange, Takao Tanikame, Kazuhide Kemmochi
  • Patent number: 10222870
    Abstract: A wearable reminder device is provided using two different types of gestures obtained from two different types of sensors. The device outputs audio to a user but does not have a display, a keypad, or speech recognition software, therewith significantly reducing size, storage requirements and power consumption. Hence the device is suitable for use by the blind, persons with a speech impediment, visually impaired persons, and others who are unable to read small fonts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Santa Clara University
    Inventors: Radhika Grover, Jocelyn Tan