Patents Examined by Towfiq Elahi
  • Patent number: 11320951
    Abstract: Transparent conductive electrodes of a touch panel including a plurality of first electrode patterns are provided. An edge of each of the first electrode patterns has a first outer etching line and a second outer etching line that are parallel to each other. A plurality of first inner etching lines are formed between any two of the adjacent first electrode patterns. A first distance is defined between each of the first outer etching lines and each of the second outer etching lines. A second distance is defined between each of the second outer etching lines and each of the first inner etching lines adjacent and parallel thereto. The first distance is less than the second distance, and the second distance is less than or equal to 15 times the first distance. The first distance is less than a distance between any two of the first inner etching lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TPK Glass Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Chih Cheng Chuang, Ya Ping Wang, Tao Liu
  • Patent number: 11320938
    Abstract: A touch panel as thin or thick as desired has increased touch sensitivity and decreased sensitivity to water includes. The panel or sensor includes a substrate having first and second surfaces and an edge between the surfaces defining a thickness. First and second pluralities of echelons are arranged on the substrate in first and second arrays along first and second centerlines. Each echelon in the pluralities of echelons is formed at an angle relative to their centerlines. First and second shear transducers are mounted on the edge of the substrate and are configured to generate shear waves in a source wave mode in a direction along their centerlines. The shear waves are reflected at the angle by the one or more of the plurality of echelons in the arrays to a sensing wave or the shear wave is converted to a different wave mode than the source mode. The sensing waves are reflected off of an edge opposing the centerlines and are sensed by the transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Texzec, Inc.
    Inventor: Terence J. Knowles
  • Patent number: 11322084
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a display panel including a pixel at an intersection of a data line, a feedback line, and a scan line; a data driver configured to provide a data signal to the pixel through the data line; and a sensing unit configured to generate a reference voltage based on the data signal, to generate first sensing data based on a sensing current that flows through the feedback line in response to the reference voltage, and to generate second sensing data by digital-converting the reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gil-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 11318375
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) includes an electronic display configured to display a virtual scene to a user, an optics block, an eye tracking system, and a varifocal actuation that mechanically changes a distance between the optics block and the electronic display. The varifocal actuation block is configured to change a location of an image plane of the HMD and includes a motor, a power screw coupled to the actuating motor configured to turn responsive to actuation of the motor, and a nut sled on the power screw that is coupled to the electronic display. The nut sled is configured to move back and forth along a length of the power screw responsive to the power screw being turned by the motor that results in movement of the electronic display relative to the optics block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Ebert
  • Patent number: 11314355
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing fast multi-touch sensors are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method is provided for design and manufacture of touch sensors for touch-sensitive devices. At least one behavioral quality is identified for the touch-sensitive devices. At least one parameter is selected, the parameter being associated with the composition or geometry of a stack of row conductors and column conductors on each of the touch sensors associated with the devices, the selection being based on the identified at least one behavioral quality. Multi-touch sensors are then manufactured by arranging a plurality of row conductors and a plurality of column conductors in a stack such that the stack or a component thereof has a geometry or composition that meets the at least one parameter. An orthogonal signal transmitter is provided for simultaneously transmitting each of a plurality of orthogonal row signals on a respective one of at least some of the plurality of row conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: David Clark Wilkinson, Braon Moseley
  • Patent number: 11308858
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a signal processing device and an image display apparatus including the same. A signal processing device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: an input interface to receive an image signal; a first image processor to generate first image frame data based on the image signal; a second image processor to generate second image frame data scaled down from the first image frame data based on the image signal; and an output interface to receive the first image frame data from the first image processor and the second image frame data from the second image processor and to output the first image frame data and the second image frame data, wherein the first image frame data output from the output interface is more delayed than the second image frame data output from the output interface. Accordingly, a timing controller may accurately and rapidly perform signal processing for a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jihoon Lee, Jongchan Kim, Kyeongryeol Park, Jeonghyu Yang, Seoksoo Lee, Byungtae Choi
  • Patent number: 11294424
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices which include flexible display sheets or other flexible elements, whereas by physically manipulating said flexible display sheets or elements, interaction with said device may be facilitated. Flexibility features may be employed to provide methods of interaction which include manipulating flexible section. Some of said methods of interaction are disclosed. Further disclosed are units which can connect to flexible display sheets, for interacting with said flexible display sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Saar Shai
  • Patent number: 11288990
    Abstract: A display apparatus including: image renderer having array of pixels; liquid-crystal device comprising: liquid-crystal structure, wherein portions of liquid-crystal structure are arranged in front of corresponding pixels of said array; and control circuit including circuit elements employed to electrically control corresponding portions of liquid-crystal structure to shift light emanating from corresponding pixels to corresponding target positions; and processor(s) configured to: generate individual drive signals for circuit elements, based on corresponding target positions to which light emanating from corresponding pixels are to be shifted upon passing through corresponding portions of liquid-crystal structure; and send individual drive signals to control circuit to drive circuit elements to address corresponding portions of liquid-crystal structure separately, whilst displaying output image frame via image renderer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Varjo Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Strandborg, Klaus Melakari
  • Patent number: 11287887
    Abstract: A flexible finger-wearable haptic feedback device includes a fingertip sleeve sheathing a distal phalanx of a finger, a middle sleeve sheathing a middle phalanx of the finger, a proximal sleeve sheathing a proximal phalanx of the finger, outer and inner transmission rods having bending elasticity. The outer transmission rod is fixed on the fingertip sleeve at one end, positioned at a back of a hand at the other end and connected with an outer driver. The inner transmission rod is fixed on the fingertip sleeve at one end, positioned at a palm at the other end and connected with an inner driver. The fingertip sleeve is provided with first and second contact pressure sensors respectively connected with the ends of the outer and inner transmission rods, and an inner wall of the fingertip finger sleeve contacting the finger is provided with a film pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Aiguo Song, Yiting Mo, Huanhuan Qin, Huijun Li, Hong Zeng, Baoguo Xu
  • Patent number: 11287848
    Abstract: A training apparatus has an input device and a wearable computing device with a bio-signal sensor and a display to provide an interactive virtual reality (“VR”) environment for a user. The bio-signal sensor receives bio-signal data from the user. The user interacts with content that is presented in the VR environment. The user interactions and bio-signal data are scored with a user state score and a performance scored. Feedback is given to the user based on the scores in furtherance of training. The feedback may update the VR environment and may trigger additional VR events to continue training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: INTERAXON INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Aimone, Trevor C E Coleman, Ariel Stephanie Garten, Kapil Jay Mishra Vidyarthi, Locillo (Lou) Giuseppe Pino, Michael Apollo Chabior, Paul Harrison Baranowski, Raul Rajiv Rupsingh, Madeline Ashby, Paul V Tadich
  • Patent number: 11275494
    Abstract: The system comprises the ability to detect certain gestures made by sliding a finger or stylus on a touch sensitive screen on a handheld device, even when a so called “screen lock” is active where the gesture is used to unlock the device and trigger the desired function associates with the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Karl-Anders Johansson
  • Patent number: 11269439
    Abstract: A touch panel comprises a first substrate (1), a second substrate (2) opposite to the first substrate (1), and spacers (5) between the first substrate (1) and the second substrate (2). At least one of the spacers (5) comprises a piezoelectric material. The piezoelectric material is a graphene-polyborosiloxane composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shirong Yu, Qingyong Meng, Chunhui Wu
  • Patent number: 11257416
    Abstract: A circuit. In some embodiments, the circuit includes: a drive circuit having an output and including: a pre-emphasis circuit; and an output stage connected to an output of the pre-emphasis circuit. The pre-emphasis circuit may be configured to generate, during a first interval of time, a pre-emphasized signal. The output stage may be configured to produce, at the output of the drive circuit, a constant signal based on the pre-emphasized signal during the first interval of time, and to disconnect the pre-emphasis circuit from the output of the drive circuit during a second interval of time, the second interval of time beginning at the end of the first interval of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anup P. Jose, Younghoon Song
  • Patent number: 11250765
    Abstract: A display driving circuit is provided. The display driving circuit includes a multi-stage driving unit, and each stage of the driving unit includes a pull-up control unit and a pull-up unit. The pull-up unit is electrically connected to a second high voltage signal input terminal, so that high voltage signal input from the second high voltage signal input terminal is directly transmitted to a cascade signal output terminal through the pull-up unit, which further enables the display driving circuit to output a high voltage driving signal while a gate of a thin film transistor inside the display driving circuit is kept at low voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiming Cao, Chao Tian
  • Patent number: 11249606
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for controlling a flexible capacitive touch display panel and a corresponding touch display apparatus. The capacitive touch display panel is provided with a plurality of signal lines arranged in a grid shape, and a signal line extending in a first direction and a signal line extending in a second direction are electrically insulated from each other. In this method, for each of the plurality of signal lines, a drive signal is applied to the signal line as a drive signal line. An induction signal is received from a signal line parallel to and adjacent to the drive signal line as an induction signal line. If an intensity of the induction signal is increased, it is determined that the capacitive touch display panel is bent at a bending location between the drive signal line and the induction signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Tian, Lei Zhang, Zouming Xu, Xiaodong Xie, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 11241963
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a configurable user interface for a vehicle (V). The configurable user interface includes a plurality of control devices for controlling a first set of vehicle systems (S-n). The control devices are each associated with at least one of the vehicle systems (S-n) in said first set. At least one processor is provided for identifying a subset of the first set of vehicle systems (S-n) consisting of the vehicle system(s) (S-n) installed on the vehicle (V). A memory is connected to the at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to enable any of said control devices associated with the vehicle systems (S-n) contained in said subset; and/or to disable any of said control devices associated with the vehicle systems (S-n) not contained in said subset. The present disclosure also relates to a steering wheel of a vehicle (V) incorporating a configurable user interface. A vehicle (V) and a method of configuring a user interface are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventor: Richard Darby
  • Patent number: 11237684
    Abstract: A touchscreen includes a plurality of X electrodes extending in a first direction and arranged in parallel in a second direction, a plurality of Y electrodes extending in the second direction so as to intersect the X electrodes and arranged in parallel in the first direction, and pedestal layers formed at respective intersections between the plurality of X electrodes and the plurality of Y electrodes, wherein an intersection portion of each Y electrode is formed under the pedestal layer, wherein a part of an intersection portion of each X electrode is formed on the pedestal layer and both ends thereof are electrically connected to adjacent electrode portions of the X electrodes, and wherein a profile of a portion of the pedestal layer intersecting the intersection portion of the X electrode has a nonlinear shape when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiro Teramoto
  • Patent number: 11237648
    Abstract: The present application provides a touch sensitive processing method for a tethered stylus. The method comprises selectively driving two of three circuit components of the stylus in three shorter time periods, sensing induced signals from electrodes of a touch panel, and calculating coordinates of a tip electrode and a surrounding electrode of the stylus accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 11226486
    Abstract: Disclosed is a head-up display (HUD) device for providing three-dimensional (3D) augmented reality (AR). The HUD display includes a display disposed in an upper region of a windshield of a vehicle, the display configured to output a light corresponding to a panel image in a direction of a dashboard region in a vicinity of a lower portion of the windshield, and an optical element disposed in the dashboard region, the optical element configured to reflect the light corresponding to the panel image in a direction of an intermediate region of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinho Lee, Elena Gennadievna Malinovskaya, Igor Vitalievich Yanusik, DongKyung Nam, Yoonsun Choi
  • Patent number: 11227521
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a gate driving circuit applied to a foldable display panel comprising B display areas arranged in order. The gate driving circuit may include B gate driving subcircuits and a control circuit. Each of the gate driving subcircuits may correspond to one of the display areas and each of the gate driving subcircuits may comprise a plurality of stage gate driving units. The control circuit may be configured to, when the foldable display panel is in a full screen display state, control a type of an input signal in a last stage gate driving unit of a bth gate driving subcircuit to be the same as a type of an input signal in a first stage gate driving unit of a (b+1)th gate driving subcircuit, where B is an integer greater than 1 and b is a positive integer less than B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Can Zheng, Libin Liu, Li Wang, Tian Dong, Guangliang Shang, Xinshe Yin