Patents Examined by Stephen T Reed
  • Patent number: 10997947
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a storage; and a processor configured to: identify, based on a luminance value of each pixel included in a global area of an image stored in the storage, a first cumulative distribution of the global area, identify, based on a luminance value of each pixel included in a local area of the image, a second cumulative distribution of the local area, correct the luminance value of each pixel included in the local area based on the first cumulative distribution and the second cumulative distribution to generate a corrected luminance value of each pixel included in the local area, and generate a corrected image signal based on the corrected luminance value of each pixel included in the local area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bong-Geun Lee, Tae-Gyoung Ahn, Soo-Hong Kim
  • Patent number: 10990185
    Abstract: In example implementations described herein, there is a smart hat that is configured to receive gesture inputs through an accelerometer or through touch events on the hat, with light emitting diodes providing feedback to the wearer. The smart hat can be configured to be connected wirelessly to an external apparatus to control the apparatus by transmitting and receiving messages (e.g., commands) between the hat and the apparatus wirelessly. Further, a network of smart hats may be managed by an external device depending on the desired implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christine Marie Dierk, Scott Carter, Patrick Chiu, Anthony Dunnigan, Chelhwon Kim, Donald Kimber, Nami Tokunaga, Hajime Ueno
  • Patent number: 10978017
    Abstract: There is provided in the present disclosure a shift register unit, including: an input sub-circuit, whose first terminal is coupled to an input signal terminal, and second terminal is coupled to a pull-up node; an output sub-circuit, whose first terminal is coupled to the pull-up node, second terminal is coupled to a clock signal terminal, and third terminal is coupled to an output terminal, and configured to output a clock signal of the clock signal terminal to the output terminal under the control of a level signal of the pull-up node; a first electro-static discharge sub-circuit, whose first terminal is coupled to the pull-up node, second terminal is coupled to an electro-static discharge control terminal, and third terminal is coupled to a ground, and configured to discharge static electricity accumulated at the pull-up node under the control of a level signal of the electro-static discharge control terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruifang Du, Jiyan Ma, Xiaoye Ma, Rui Ma
  • Patent number: 10964279
    Abstract: A display driver includes an amplifier circuit configured to output time-sequentially arrayed first to n-th data voltages to an image-signal input terminal, and a switch-control-signal output circuit configured to output switch control signals that control the first to n-th switches disposed between the image-signal input terminal and respective first to n-th data lines. The switch-control-signal output circuit outputs the switch control signals that turn on two or more switches including a p-th switch (where p is an integer within the range of 2 to n, inclusive) among the first to n-th switches during a first driving period. The amplifier circuit outputs a p-th data voltage among the first to n-th data voltages during the first driving period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Bansho
  • Patent number: 10963151
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a display, an interface to exchange data with a mobile terminal, and a controller to, when mirroring with the mobile terminal is performed, control to display a mirrored image corresponding to an image displayed on a display of the mobile terminal, and when a zoom-in display input for a first area being a part of the mirrored image is received in state that the mirrored image is displayed, control to display a zoomed-in image of the first area of the mirrored image on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeseung Lee, Miyeon Kwon, Sangjin Ahn
  • Patent number: 10937852
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a plurality of pixels each including an organic light emitting device and a pixel driving circuit. The pixel driving circuit includes a driving transistor controlling a driving current flowing in the organic light emitting device and a first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switching transistor, the third switching transistor selectively connecting a second node which is a drain electrode of the driving transistor to a third node which is a gate electrode of the driving transistor. The third switching transistor differs from a type of each of the driving transistor and the first, second, fourth, and fifth switching transistors. Accordingly, even when the organic light emitting display apparatus is driven at a low frequency, a bezel area is reduced, and a high resolution of a display panel is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yewon Hong, SungSoo Shin, Hyelim Ji, Sohee Choi
  • Patent number: 10923008
    Abstract: A shift register includes a pull-up control circuit, at least two output circuits, a pull-down control circuit, at least two pull-down circuits, and at least two output signal terminals. The pull-up control circuit, the at least two output circuits, and the pull-down control circuit are respectively coupled to the pull-up node; the pull-down control circuit, the at least two pull-down circuits, and the pull-up control circuit are respectively coupled to the pull-down node. Each of the at least two output circuits is coupled to a corresponding one of the at least two output signal terminals; each of the at least two pull-down circuits is coupled to a corresponding one of the at least two output signal terminals; and each of the at least two output signal terminals is coupled to a corresponding one of at least two gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuehuan Feng, Yongqian Li
  • Patent number: 10921671
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes a scanning signal terminal configured to receive a scanning signal, a data voltage terminal configured to receive a data voltage signal, a switching sub-circuit coupled to the scanning signal terminal and the data voltage terminal, and a latch sub-circuit coupled to the switching sub-circuit. The switching sub-circuit is configured to transmit the data voltage signal to the latch sub-circuit in response to receiving the scanning signal. The latch sub-circuit is configured to latch the data voltage signal to generate a first latch signal in a first display period and a second latch signal in a second display period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Honggang Gu, Xianjie Shao, Fei Zhao
  • Patent number: 10901556
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive device includes multiple emitters and detectors and at least one acoustic sensor. Each emitter produces optical beams which are received by the detectors. Touch objects (e.g., fingers, pens, styluses) disrupt some of the optical beams and generate vibrations that are detected by the acoustic sensor. The touch-sensitive device determines information about touch events based on beam data derived from the output of the detectors and acoustic data derived from the output of the acoustic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Beechrock Limited
    Inventors: Owen Drumm, Robert Copperwhite
  • Patent number: 10901462
    Abstract: An electronic device, a method of operating the electronic device and a laptop computing device are disclosed. The electronic device includes a housing with a first surface, a second surface, and a third surface, a keyboard positioned on a portion of the second surface. A primary display positioned on the first surface. A touch surface display positioned on a second portion of the second surface. A touch bar display positioned on the third surface. The electronic device further includes a processor that is configured to display a first set of content on the touch surface display. The processor is also configured to receive a first touch input on the touch surface display, the first touch input is associated with a portion of the displayed first set of content. In response to receiving the first touch input on the touch surface display, the processor is configured to perform a first function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiting Hu, Matthew Thomas, Kitae Kim, James E Van Den Heuvel
  • Patent number: 10901507
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of natural human-computer interaction technologies, and discloses a bioelectricity-based control method and apparatus, and a bioelectricity-based controller, so as to improve naturalness of human-computer interaction. The method is as follows: performing characteristic extraction on a collected surface electromyography signal generated when a user performs a finger press operation, so as to obtain characteristic information; determining, according to a pre-created finger type recognition template, a finger type that is used to perform the finger press operation and that is corresponding to the obtained characteristic information; and mapping the determined finger type used to perform the finger press operation to a corresponding first instruction, and controlling a controlled device according to the first instruction. In this way, the controlled device may be controlled in a more harmonious and natural human-computer interaction manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Ding, Can Zhang, Liyao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10902771
    Abstract: Disclosed is a micro light emitting diode (LED) display device which is capable of implementing a full color of high resolution, the micro LED display device including: a micro LED driving substrate (backplane) in which a plurality of CMOS cells is arranged in rows and columns; and a micro LED panel which is flip-chip bonded onto the micro LED driving substrate, and includes a plurality of micro LED pixels electrically connected with the plurality of CMOS cells, in which the micro LED panel includes the plurality of micro LED pixels formed by etching a first surface of an emission structure along a unit pixel region, and a plurality of separators formed on a second surface of the emission structure corresponding to positions of portions formed by etching the emission structure in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Sung Shin, Dong Hee Cho, Yong Pil Kim, Myung Ji Moon, Han Beet Chang, Jae Soon Park
  • Patent number: 10895790
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including a display area in which a plurality of pixels are arranged and a non-display area around the display area. The display panel includes: a first substrate; a plurality of gate lines on the first substrate and configured to gate signals to a plurality of pixels; a gate driver on the first substrate, the gate driver including a plurality of stages configured to generate the gate signals to output them to the gate lines; a clock signal line group on the first substrate and including a plurality of clock signal lines configured to transmit clock signals to the stages; a second substrate facing the first substrate; and a common electrode on the second substrate, the common electrode having an opening overlapping the clock signal line group, and a width of the opening being greater than that of the clock signal line group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hee Shin, Yoo Mi Ra, Soo Hong Cheon
  • Patent number: 10883889
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel and a pressure sensor. The display panel displays a pressure sensing image which induces a user to apply a pressure in a specific situation. The pressure sensor is disposed under the display panel, and a portion of the pressure sensor overlaps with the pressure sensing image. An opening portion is defined in a part of an electrode of the pressure sensor that does not overlap with the pressure sensing image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Hee-kwon Lee, Sungun Park, Youngjoo Lee, Jeongil Yoo
  • Patent number: 10884562
    Abstract: The present application discloses a touch control display panel including a base substrate; an auxiliary electrode layer on the base substrate; an insulating layer on a side of the auxiliary electrode layer distal to the base substrate; and a first touch electrode layer and a second touch electrode layer on a side of the insulating layer distal to the auxiliary electrode layer. The first touch electrode layer and the auxiliary electrode layer are electrically connected in parallel; and the second touch electrode layer is insulated from the first touch electrode layer and the auxiliary electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiawei Xu, Bisheng Li, Lei Zhang, Tsungchieh Kuo
  • Patent number: 10877554
    Abstract: An electronic device, method, and computer readable medium for high efficiency input in virtual reality and augmented reality are provided. The electronic device includes a (wired or wireless) transceiver, and a processor coupled to the transceiver. The processor receives, using the transceiver, information from at least one of a sensing element on an input element of a physical device or a tracking element on the physical device; provides, in a virtual environment and based on the information received from the at least one of the sensing element or the tracking element, a virtual device corresponding to the physical device; detects, based on the information received from the at least one of the sensing element or the tracking element, an interaction with the physical device; and provides, in association with the virtual device in the virtual environment, an indication of the interaction with the physical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sergio Perdices-Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10871846
    Abstract: A sensor panel includes a sensor section that detects magnetic force of a contacting surface or a region in the vicinity of the contacting surface on a basis of a change in capacitance and is allowed to output a signal depending on the change in capacitance along with information on a position where the change in capacitance has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taizo Nishimura, Hiroto Kawaguchi, Hiroshi Mizuno, Shogo Shinkai, Fumihiko Iida, Akira Ebisui, Kei Tsukamoto, Tomoko Katsuhara
  • Patent number: 10854160
    Abstract: Regarding any gate clock signal transmission line, assuming that two signal transmission lines that are adjacent to the focused gate clock signal transmission line are defined as a first adjacent signal line and a second adjacent signal line, and that a combination of a potential of the first adjacent signal line and a potential of the second adjacent signal line when a potential of the focused gate clock signal transmission line changes from a high level to a low level is defined as an adjacent signal line state, a plurality of signal transmission lines including the plurality of gate clock signal transmission lines are disposed between the signal input terminal and the gate driver so that the adjacent signal line state for all of the plurality of gate clock signal transmission lines are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masakatsu Tominaga
  • Patent number: 10845847
    Abstract: The present invention provides a head-mounted display comprising: a first body and a second body having a first display portion and a second display portion, respectively, each of the first body and the second body being formed to be wearable on a user's head; a third body connecting one end of the first body and one end of the second body with each other; and a fixing module formed on each of the other ends of the first body and the second body, so as to allow the other end of the first body and the other end of the second body to be coupled together or to be separated from each other, wherein the fixing module includes a latch portion having an insert groove, the latch portion protruding from the second body and extending through the other end of the first body, and a pin portion installed on the first body and formed to be insertable into the insertion groove of the latch portion extending through the other end of the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungyeon Hwang, Youngwon Jeong, Donghyok Shin, Kangheui Cha
  • Patent number: 10845195
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to systems, methods, and devices for high precision inertial measurement sensing of functional movement and range of motion analysis with close to zero drifts in sensor orientation readings. The system calibrates IMU raw data samples after warm up, and uses a fast convergent fusion algorithm to calculate high accuracy and almost drift free orientation information. In some examples, the systems, methods, and devices are used in computer-guided or robotic surgery, to aid in evaluation before, during, and after a surgical operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SolitonReach, Inc.
    Inventors: Furrukh Khan, Xiaoxi Zhao