Patents Examined by Temesghen Ghebretinsae
  • Patent number: 11410583
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a flexible display, a camera, and a processor. The housing includes a first housing and a second housing coupled to and movable with respect to the first housing. The flexible display including an exposed area that is a first size when the electronic device is in a first state and a second size when the second housing moves and the electronic device is switched into a second state. The processor is configured to acquire an image having a designated aspect ratio through the camera. The processor is also configured to display a first area of the image on the exposed area corresponding to the first size when the electronic device is in the first state and display a second area of the image on the exposed area corresponding to the second size when the electronic device is in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raetae Kim, Wankyu Kim, Yongjin Kwon, Jookwan Lee, Youngmin Ji, Soyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11404028
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are display systems, methods, devices, and machine-readable mediums which provide for a gesture-based method for specifying a region of a display in which to show shared content. Also disclosed are pairing methods for associating the region of the display with a content source device, methods for sharing content within the region, and methods for providing input from the region back to the content source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Wei-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11403980
    Abstract: A discharge control circuit for a display panel includes a flip-flop configured to generate a representation of a power supply voltage of the display panel based on the power supply voltage, the representation of the power supply voltage enabling a discharge condition under which a pixel array of the display panel is discharged to be not satisfied upon power-on or during operation of the display panel and to be satisfied upon shutdown of the display panel; and a level shifter configured to level-shift timing signals for controlling operation of the pixel array, to provide the level-shifted timing signals to the display panel, and to initiate discharge of the pixel array in response to the discharge condition being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianjun Wang, Min Wang, Rui Ma
  • Patent number: 11392241
    Abstract: An electrode connection structure includes a substrate layer, a plurality of pads on the substrate layer, and an insulation layer at least partially covering the substrate layer and the pads. The insulation layer includes a plurality of holes on the pads and at least one first groove line extending between the pads neighboring each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung Jin Choi, Jae Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11393431
    Abstract: It is provided that a display system including a HMD and a smartphone connected to the HMD, wherein the HMD configured to visually recognize an external scene and display a first image overlapping the external scene, the smartphone includes a display panel configured to display a second image, a touch sensor arranged at the display panel, a first determination unit configured to determine whether the display panel is facing the HMD, a detection unit configured to detect a position of the display panel with respect to the HMD, a second determination unit configured to determine whether the position of the display panel is included in the first image, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust display of the first image on an image display unit based on a determination result of the first determination unit and a determination result of the second determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11385731
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a transparent conductive film for a touch sensitive panel, comprising: providing a layered structure comprising a plurality of homogeneous layers which include at least a first transparent conductive layer, a second transparent conductive layer, and a transparent support substrate between the first transparent conductive layer and the second transparent conductive layer, the transparent support substrate being the thickest layer of the layered structure; forming an electrode pattern in the first transparent conductive layer by laser ablation of the first transparent layer by a laser beam incident on the first transparent layer from a side of the transparent support substrate on which the first transparent layer is provided; wherein the laser beam and transparent support substrate are configured such that the laser beam energy density is reduced by 50% or more by the transparent support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: M-SOLV LIMITED
    Inventors: Philip Rumsby, Adam Brunton
  • Patent number: 11335245
    Abstract: A first light emitting diode has a first driving input, and emits a red color light. A second light emitting diode has a second driving input, and emits a green color light. A third light emitting diode has a third driving input, and emits a blue color light. When a first current is applied to the third driving input, the third light emitting diode produces a first amount of blue light energy. When a second current is applied to the third driving input, the third light emitting diode produces a second amount of the blue light energy. The second amount of blue light energy corresponds to a percentage of blue energy reduction as compared to the amount of first blue light energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Stefan Peana, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11327595
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises: a housing including a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction; a touch screen display disposed between the first surface and the second surface and exposed through the first surface; a pressure sensor disposed between the first surface and the second surface and configured to sense at least one pressure by an external object on the touch screen display; at least one processor electrically connected to the touch screen display and the pressure sensor; and a memory electrically connected to the processor, wherein the memory may store instructions which cause the processor to receive, from the pressure sensor, data indicating pressure by a user or the external object on the touch screen display, determine a rate of pressure change corresponding to a change of the pressure per unit time, and call a function on the basis of at least a part of at lea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Min Choi, Kyu-Hong Kim, So-Young Kim, Doo-Suk Kang, Geon-Soo Kim, Yo-Han Lee, Bo-Kun Choi
  • Patent number: 11320924
    Abstract: A display device controls a display by changing a reference value set in a foldable area of a display panel. The display device includes a display panel displays an image and outputs force sensing signals, and a controller that converts the force sensing signals into force values and controls the display when the force values in the foldable area of the display area are equal to or greater than a second reference value different from a first reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Ki Hong, So Hee Park, Moon Hee Seo, Hyeon Jun Lee
  • Patent number: 11302239
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including a plurality of sub-pixels, a grayscale conversion part configured to generate a data signal displaying different grayscales to the sub-pixels at a predetermined time interval, and a data driver configured to convert the data signal into a data voltage and to output the data voltage to the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-Ki Baek, Nam-Gon Choi, Hong-Soo Kim, Yong-Jun Jang
  • Patent number: 11301094
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel and a window member. The display panel includes pixels configured to display an image. The window member is disposed on the display panel. The window member includes a window substrate, polarization patterns, first electrodes, and second electrodes. The window substrate includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface includes a first groove defined therein. The second surface faces the first surface. The second surface includes a second groove defined therein. The polarization patterns are disposed in the first groove. The first electrodes are disposed in the second groove. The first electrodes extend in a first direction. The second electrodes are disposed on the second surface and the horizontal electrodes. The second electrodes extend in a second direction crossing the first direction. The second electrodes are connected to the first electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minsoo Kim, Mugyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 11301061
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device comprises: a communication module comprising communication circuitry, a processor electrically connected with the communication module, and a memory electrically connected with the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the electronic device to: receive at least one first communication signal including information about a position of a stylus pen through the communication module, identify a gesture based on the information about the position of the stylus pen, identify an operation corresponding to the gesture, and based on detecting a repetition event for the operation based on at least one second communication signal received from the stylus pen, through the communication module, repeat an execution of the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Banghyun Kwon, Inhyung Jung, Hyunwoong Kwon, Sangmin Shin, Sangheon Kim, Jongwu Baek
  • Patent number: 11294464
    Abstract: A media system controls presentation of media content based on a detected state of a user. The user state may be detected based on biometric inputs that may be derived from IMU and/or microphone data. The biometric inputs may include a heart rate detected from IMU data representing motion of a head-mounted media processing device, a breathing rate detected from IMU data representing motion of a head-mounted media processing device, a breathing rate detected based on microphone data, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TRIPP, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreja Djokovic, Zachary Norman, Nanea Reeves, Joseph P. Uildriks, Walter John Greenleaf
  • Patent number: 11287906
    Abstract: Disclosed is a passive electromagnetic fountain pen, which includes a pen core and a pen body, wherein the pen body includes a first iron core and an iron core holder, a pen core clamp link, a second iron core, a third iron core, an elastic component, a pressure regulating plate, and a first structure matched with the pressure regulating plate are disposed sequentially from front to back in the iron core holder, coils are wound outside the first iron core and the second iron core, the first iron core is close to a pen tip of the pen core, the second iron core is fixedly connected with the iron core holder, the pen core is configured to pass through a center of the first iron core, and then be clamped by one end of the pen core clamp link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HANVON UGEE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanzhi Li, Liming Deng
  • Patent number: 11284523
    Abstract: A foldable device includes a first housing portion, a second housing portion, and a hinge structure joined therebetween to permit the foldable device to be folded along an axis between an open mode and a closed mode. Touch sensors are disposed along one or more of the first housing portion or the second housing portion. The device includes a module implemented at least partially in hardware and configured to: determine touch sensor physical proximity; responsive to the touch sensor physical proximity not being less than a threshold, determine that the foldable device is in the open mode and cause the foldable device to be operated in a single sensor mode; and responsive to the touch sensor physical proximity being less than the threshold, determine that the foldable device is in a closed mode and cause the foldable device to be operated in a cumulative sensor mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar Tyagi, Scott Patrick DeBates, Douglas Alfred Lautner
  • Patent number: 11275280
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display panel and a display device. The display panel comprises an array substrate. The array substrate comprises a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area. The display area comprises a plurality of active switches and a plurality of pixel units. The non-display area comprises a flexible circuit board and a fixing member. A first end of the flexible circuit board is disposed in the non-display area of the array substrate for driving the pixel units to display. The fixing member disposed on the flexible circuit board. The fixing member bends a second end of the flexible circuit board in a direction toward the display area of the array substrate, so that a projection of the flexible circuit board on the array substrate is located in the non-display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsu-Kang Lo
  • Patent number: 11269402
    Abstract: An eyewear device presents, via an image display, an initial displayed image. The initial displayed image has an initial field of view corresponding to an initial head direction or an initial eye direction. Eyewear device detects movement of a user of the eyewear device by: (i) tracking, via a head movement tracker, a head movement of a head of the user, or (ii) tracking, via an eye movement tracker, an eye movement of an eye of the user of the eyewear device. Eyewear device determines a field of view adjustment to the initial field of view of the initial displayed image based on the detected movement of the user. Field of view adjustment includes a successive field of view corresponding to a successive head direction or a successive eye direction. Eyewear device generates a successive displayed image based on the field of view adjustment and presents the successive displayed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Ilteris Canberk, David Meisenholder, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II
  • Patent number: 11269470
    Abstract: An operation support device that is placed on a touch panel detecting a change in electrostatic capacitance or a change in a contact region, includes: a case part; a first member attached inside the case part; a first deforming member that is an elastic member provided on an end of the first member and is provided between the first member and the touch panel; and a wall part that is attached inside the case part and sets a direction of deformation of the first deforming member when the case part approaches the touch panel, to a predetermined direction. As the case part approaches the touch panel, the electrostatic capacitance in a region facing the first defaming member increases due to defamation of the first deforming member or area of the contact region of the first defaming member increases due to deformation of the first defaming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Mori, Yuichi Sasaki, Atsushi Hori
  • Patent number: 11270661
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: an obtainer that obtains HDR video data representing a luminance of each pixel by a code value; a converter that converts the HDR video data into HDR video using a first EOTF; a region extractor that extracts a first region including a pixel having a code value included in a first range of less than a first code value corresponding to a first point at which a slope of a tangent to the first EOTF is a predetermined slope and a second region including a pixel having a code value included in a second range of greater than or equal to the first code value; an adjuster that increases a sharpness gain of the first region relative to a sharpness gain of the second region in the HDR video data; and a display that displays the HDR video using adjusted data resulting from the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Takatori
  • Patent number: 11257875
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a display panel layer, a touch sensing layer, a reflection prevention layer, and a window layer. The touch sensing layer is disposed directly on a first display panel surface, a second display panel surface facing the first display panel surface in a thickness direction, or a second base surface of the reflection prevention layer. The reflection prevention layer is disposed directly on the second display panel surface or a first base surface of the touch sensing layer. The window layer is disposed directly on the first base surface or the second base surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taehoon Yang, Yongsu Lee, Sungchul Kim, Sunghoon Kim, Sungsik Yun, Kyoungah Lee