Patents Examined by Vijay Shankar
  • Patent number: 11450250
    Abstract: A waveguide display includes a source assembly, an output waveguide, and a controller. The source assembly includes a light source and an optics system. The light source includes source elements arranged in a 1D or 2D array that emit image light. The optics system includes a scanning mirror assembly that scans the image light to particular locations based on scanning instructions. The output waveguide receives the scanned image light from the scanning mirror assembly and outputs an expanded image light. In some embodiments, the waveguide display includes a source waveguide and the 1D array of source elements. The source waveguide receives a conditioned image light from the source assembly. The controller generates the scanning instructions and provides the scanning instructions to the scanning mirror assembly. In some embodiments, the controller provides the scanning instructions to an actuator assembly of the source waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wanli Chi, Pasi Saarikko, Hee Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11450709
    Abstract: A novel functional panel that is highly convenient or highly reliable is provided. The functional panel includes a first pixel. The first pixel includes a first element, a color conversion layer, and a first functional layer. The first functional layer is positioned between the first element and the color conversion layer. The first element has a function of emitting light and contains gallium nitride. The color conversion layer has a function of converting the color of light emitted from the first element into a different color. The first functional layer includes a first insulating film and a pixel circuit. The first insulating film includes a region positioned between the pixel circuit and the first element, and has an opening. The pixel circuit includes a first transistor. The first transistor includes a first oxide semiconductor film and is electrically connected to the first element through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Takayuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11429246
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include a method performed by a device. The method includes displaying a three-dimensional object in a three-dimensional space. The method includes displaying a spatial manipulation user interface element including a set of spatial manipulation affordances respectively associated with a set of spatial manipulations of the three-dimensional object. Each of the set of spatial manipulations corresponds to a translational movement of the three-dimensional object along a corresponding axis of the three-dimensional space. The method includes detecting a first user input directed to a first spatial manipulation affordance of the spatial manipulation affordance. The first spatial manipulation affordance is associated with a first axis of the three-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Louis Guyomard, Etienne H. Guerard, Adam Michael O'Hern, Michelle Chua, Robin-Yann Joram Storm, Adam James Bolton, Zachary Becker, Bradley Warren Peebler
  • Patent number: 11430376
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of pixels on a substrate, each of the plurality of pixels including a pixel circuit to drive a plurality of light emitting elements, wherein the pixel circuit of each of the plurality of pixels includes: a first transistor configured to supply a driving current to a first electrode of the light emitting elements; and a plurality of light emitting groups, each of the light emitting groups including some of the light emitting elements and a bypass unit connected between the first electrode and a second electrode of the some of the light emitting elements to selectively bypass a part of the driving current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Won Jang
  • Patent number: 11430377
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate, a pixel array placed on a first surface side of the substrate, light emission control signal lines, scanning signal lines, a scanning signal line driving circuit, and a driving control signal line. The driving control signal line includes a first portion, a second portion, and third portions. The light emission control signal lines include a first light emission control signal line and a second light emission control signal line, and a number of intersecting portions of the first light emission control signal line and the first portion is smaller than a number of intersecting portions of the second light emission control signal line and the third portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takanobu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11422642
    Abstract: Methods and systems may provide for a gyratory sensing system (GSS) for extending the human machine interface (HMI) of an electronic device, particularly small form factor, wearable devices. The gyratory sensing system may include a gyratory sensor and a rotatable element to engage the gyratory sensor. The rotatable element may be sized and configured to be easily manipulated by hand to extend the HMI of the electronic device such that the functions of the HMI may be more accessible. The rotatable element may include one or more rotatable components, such as a body, edge or face of a smart watch, that each may be configured to perform a function upon rotation, such as resetting, selecting, and/or activating a menu item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Khang Choong Yong, Wil Choon Song, Howard L. Heck, Su Sin Florence Phun
  • Patent number: 11416084
    Abstract: A method for controlling movement of a computer display cursor based on a point-of-aim of a pointing device within an interaction region includes projecting an image of a computer display to create the interaction region. At least one calibration point having a predetermined relation to the interaction region is established. A pointing line is directed to substantially pass through the calibration point while measuring a position of and an orientation of the pointing device. The pointing line has a predetermined relationship to the pointing device. Movement of the cursor is controlled within the interaction region using measurements of the position of and the orientation of the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: UltimatePointer, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Erik Jan Banning
  • Patent number: 11409376
    Abstract: A method for controlling movement of a computer display cursor based on a point-of-aim of a pointing device within an interaction region includes projecting an image of a computer display to create the interaction region. At least one calibration point having a predetermined relation to the interaction region is established. A pointing line is directed to substantially pass through the calibration point while measuring a position of and an orientation of the pointing device. The pointing line has a predetermined relationship to the pointing device. Movement of the cursor is controlled within the interaction region using measurements of the position of and the orientation of the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: UltimatePointer, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Erik Jan Banning
  • Patent number: 11402927
    Abstract: A method for controlling movement of a computer display cursor based on a point-of-aim of a pointing device within an interaction region includes projecting an image of a computer display to create the interaction region. At least one calibration point having a predetermined relation to the interaction region is established. A pointing line is directed to substantially pass through the calibration point while measuring a position of and an orientation of the pointing device. The pointing line has a predetermined relationship to the pointing device. Movement of the cursor is controlled within the interaction region using measurements of the position of and the orientation of the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: UltimatePointer, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Erik Jan Banning
  • Patent number: 11403996
    Abstract: The display driving device includes: a grouper that performs grouping of a plurality of light emitting elements (for example, light emitting elements arranged on a scanning line (for example, a scanning line of the display into one or more light emitting element groups (for example, light emitting element groups based on video information input; and a driver (for example, a cathode driver that drives the one or more light emitting element groups so that driving periods do not overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Nakanishi, Masahiro Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 11404494
    Abstract: One example provides a method enacted on a display device comprising an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display panel and a light sensor positioned behind the OLED display panel with respect to a viewing surface of the OLED display panel. The method comprises receiving data samples from the light sensor and determining a temporal location for each of one or more non-emissive states of the OLED display panel. The method further comprises determining an ambient light characteristic using one or more data samples acquired during the one or more non-emissive states of the OLED display panel and adjusting an emission characteristic of the OLED display panel based at least in part on the ambient light characteristic determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eliyahu Barel, Eran Arbel
  • Patent number: 11405038
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a level shifter circuit and a display panel. The level shifter circuit includes a level shifter module, a compare module connected to the level shifter module. The level shifter module includes a level shifter unit, a control unit connected to the level shifter unit. The level shifter unit receives a first voltage signal and a second voltage signal and generates a level shifter result signal according to the first voltage signal and the second voltage signal. The compare module is configured to compare a voltage corresponding to the level shifter result signal with a reference voltage at a predetermined time and generate a comparison result. The control unit stops the shifter unit when the voltage corresponding to the level shifter result signal is less than the reference voltage. The present disclosure prevents the display panel from being damaged by short circuiting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Wenfang Li, Xianming Zhang
  • Patent number: 11398184
    Abstract: The present application provides a pixel driving circuit, a display apparatus and a method for driving a pixel driving circuit. The pixel driving circuit includes a driving sub-circuit, a duration control sub-circuit and a data writing sub-circuit. The driving sub-circuit is electrically coupled to the duration control sub-circuit and the data writing sub-circuit, respectively, the data writing sub-circuit is configured to transmit a data signal to the driving sub-circuit, the duration control sub-circuit is configured to control a turned-on duration of the driving sub-circuit, and the driving sub-circuit is configured to control a current of a to-be-driven element according to the data signal during the turned-on duration. The display apparatus includes the pixel driving circuit provided by the present application. The method is applied to the pixel driving circuit provided by the present application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongni Liu, Minghua Xuan
  • Patent number: 11388382
    Abstract: A suggested viewport indication is generated and sent for use in a panoramic video. In one example, a method includes receiving encoded video including viewport metadata, decoding the video, extracting the viewport metadata, generating a viewport of the decoded video based on the viewport metadata, and buffering the generated viewport for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jill M. Boyce
  • Patent number: 11388381
    Abstract: A suggested viewport indication is generated and sent for use in a panoramic video. In one example, a method includes receiving encoded video including viewport metadata, decoding the video, extracting the viewport metadata, generating a viewport of the decoded video based on the viewport metadata, and buffering the generated viewport for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jill M. Boyce
  • Patent number: 11385724
    Abstract: Techniques are described for notebook hinge sensors. For example, a computing device may comprise a housing having a processor circuit and an input device, the input device arranged on a side of the housing, a lid having a digital display arranged on a side of the lid, a hinge arranged to couple the housing and the lid, and a sensor module coupled to the processor circuit, the sensor module arranged inside the hinge and operative to capture motion input outside of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Okuley
  • Patent number: 11379061
    Abstract: A method for switching a display mode is applied to a terminal, wherein a display screen covers a front surface and a back surface of the body of the terminal including a first display region on the front surface of the body and a second display region on the back surface; the method includes: displaying in a first display mode in which the first display region is in a screen-on state and the second display region is in a screen-off state; acquiring touch information of the display screen and a flip angle of the terminal; and switching the display mode from the first display mode to a second display mode in which the first display region is in the screen-off state and the second display region is in the screen-on state when the touch information satisfies a first condition and the flip angle of the terminal satisfies a second condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD. NANJING BRANCH, BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Di Wang
  • Patent number: 11372480
    Abstract: A flexure guidance system may be provided for controlling movement of an optical subassembly and/or a connected combiner lens. For instance, the flexure guidance system may include a distal end piece, a proximal end piece, and multiple wire flexures that link the distal end piece to the proximal end piece. The linking wire flexures may be spaced to form an interior cavity between the distal end piece and the proximal end piece. This interior cavity may house various electronic components. One or more actuators in the system may move the electronic components according to input signals along different axes of movement provided by the wire flexures. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Michael Ebert
  • Patent number: 11367382
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of driving a display device, comprising the steps of: step S1, providing a display device, comprising a plurality of sub-pixels arranged in an array; step S2: dividing data signals of the sub-pixels in a frame of an image into a plurality of sub-frames having different time weights; step S3, dividing the plurality of sub-pixels into at least two driving groups, and the plurality of sub-frames corresponding to the sub-pixels in different driving groups having different display order; and step S4, driving each of the sub-pixels to display image according to a display order of one of the sub-frames corresponding to each of the sub-pixels, such that through setting different display order of sub-frames of the sub-pixels of different driving groups, the flicker caused by the digital driving can be reduced without increasing driving frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zeng Wang, Pengfei Liang
  • Patent number: 11366628
    Abstract: A tiled electronic device includes a first display panel, at least two other display panels and a roller. The first display panel transmits a plurality of signals to the at least two other display panels directly. The at least two other display panels include a second display panel being adjacent to the first display panel. The roller is rotatable in a rotating direction, wherein the first display panel is connected to the roller, and the second display panel is connected to the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Jui-Jen Yueh, Kuan-Feng Lee