Patents Examined by Vijay Shankar
  • Patent number: 10318019
    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: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: UltimatePointer, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Erik Jan Banning
  • Patent number: 10319307
    Abstract: A voltage-programmed display system allows measurement of effects on pixels in a panel that includes both active pixels and reference pixels coupled to a supply line and a programming line. The reference pixels are controlled so that they are not subject to substantial changes due to aging and operating conditions over time. A readout circuit is coupled to the active pixels and the reference pixels for reading at least one of current, voltage or charge from the pixels when they are supplied with known input signals. The readout circuit is subject to changes due to aging and operating conditions over time, but the readout values from the reference pixels are used to adjust the readout values from the active pixels to compensate for the unwanted effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Gholamreza Chaji, Nino Zahirovic
  • Patent number: 10318147
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system of gesture recognition in a touch display device, which is able to predetermine gesture inputs possibly to be made by a user prior to the completion of the user's touch input, and enable a display unit to display all possible similar gesture inputs so as to provide an instruction (or navigation guidance) for the user. Thus, when using a large-sized touch display device, the user does not have to perform touch operations widely throughout the screen of the display device, because the system can recognize the similar gesture inputs in advance, which renders it easier for the user to operate on the touch display device, thereby obtaining a better user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng Du
  • Patent number: 10310636
    Abstract: A handheld device for use with a digitizer sensor includes a writing tip, an integrated circuit configured to generate a signal, a first electrode separated from the writing tip along a longitudinal axis of the handheld device, and a relative angle detection element configured to provide information for determining an angle of the handheld device relative to the digitizer sensor. The first electrode is electrically coupled to the integrated circuit and configured to transmit the signal to the digitizer sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: On Haran, Vadim Mishalov
  • Patent number: 10304362
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal panel for 3D display, a driving method and a pixel optimization method thereof. The liquid crystal panel includes a display panel and an FPR film attached to a surface of the display panel. The FPR film is divided into first areas and second areas, the first areas and the second areas being arranged alternately in a direction parallel to lines of the sub-pixel units of the display panel, and each covering two lines of sub-pixel units. The liquid crystal panel can reduce the production cost of the 3D display device and improve the resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yufeng Jin, Shen Sian Syu
  • Patent number: 10303267
    Abstract: Capacitive fingernail systems adapted to fit on a fingernail and for use with a capacitive touchscreen, as well as methods of creating such systems, are disclosed. The capacitive fingernail system may include a conductive base layer secured to the fingernail, a conductive upper layer, and a dielectric medium between the base and upper layers. The capacitive fingernail system stores an amount of charge that is sufficient to permit the fingernail to successfully interact with a capacitive touchscreen. Also disclosed is a fingernail stylus for use with a capacitive touchscreen, having a shaped conductive device that is pre-formed so that it can be secured to a curvature of a fingernail. The shaped conductive surface transfers an effective amount of electrical energy to successfully interact with a capacitive touchscreen. Preferably, the capacitive fingernail systems are sized and shaped to fit unobtrusively on a fingernail without interfering with everyday activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Stacey Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 10304230
    Abstract: Techniques for capturing and analyzing motion made by a person performing activities are described. According to one aspect of the present invention, sensing devices are attached to different parts of a body. As a person makes moves, the sensor modules, each including at least one inertial sensor, produce sensing data that are locally received in one designated sensing device that is in communication with an external device either remotely or locally. The combined sensing data received from the these sensing devices are processed and analyzed to derive the motions made the person. Depending on applications, various attributes of the motion can be derived from the combined sensing data, where the attributes can be incorporated into an application running on a mobile device for 3D graphics rendering into a human avatar animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Turingsense Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph I. Chamdani, Pietro Garofalo, Cecylia Wati, Jasmin Nakic, Taufik Arifin, Limin He
  • Patent number: 10303298
    Abstract: A touch screen includes column-direction wirings extending in a column direction, row-direction wirings extending in a row direction orthogonal to the column direction, and detection cells provided in areas in which the column-direction wirings and the row-direction wirings are three-dimensionally intersect with each other. The touch screen further includes additional capacitors that are provided in a mounting region in which mounting terminals of a plurality of lead lines, each of which is connected to one of the column-direction wirings or one of the row-direction wirings, are mounted, and are configured to apply electrostatic capacitance to the plurality of lead lines, and at least one potential fixed terminal configured to fix a potential of one electrode of each of the additional capacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takafumi Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 10296132
    Abstract: A method and a device for testing a rotation performance of a touch display screen are provided. The method comprises: determining at least two test positions in a display region of the touch display screen, the at least two test positions including at least one test position located in a central region of the display region and at least one test position located in an edge region of the display region; and testing a rotation performance corresponding to each test position of the at least two test positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiying Zhang, Hangman Lai, Zhigang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10296099
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein includes a system comprising a processor coupled to display devices, sensors, remote client devices, and computer applications. The computer applications orchestrate content of the remote client devices simultaneously across the display devices and the remote client devices, and allow simultaneous control of the display devices. The simultaneous control includes automatically detecting a gesture of at least one object from gesture data received via the sensors. The detecting comprises identifying the gesture using only the gesture data. The computer applications translate the gesture to a gesture signal, and control the display devices in response to the gesture signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Oblong Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwindla Hultman Kramer, John Underkoffler
  • Patent number: 10283061
    Abstract: Disclosed are a pixel structure, an array substrate, and a display panel. In the pixel structure, a stabilizing line is configured to provide a stabilized signal to each pixel unit in a corresponding pixel unit group. When a high grayscale image is displayed, the stabilized signal provided by the stabilizing line is the same as a data signal received by a pixel unit in a turned-on state in the corresponding pixel unit group. Light transmittance and picture contrast of the display panel can be improved when the high grayscale image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianjian Ying, Peng Du
  • Patent number: 10284839
    Abstract: A binocular see-through AR head-mounted display device and an information display method therefor are disclosed. The present invention uses the scene depth image and the user stared point to calculate the position of the target object stared by the user and maps coordinates to the screen coordinate system to determine the overlapping position of AR information. In addition, the present invention can tolerate small changes of human eye sight, and the AR information can be stably stacked in the same position with good robustness. The present invention can distinguish the target object stared by the user from the background, and when the user eye sight is put on different parts of the target object, the AR information is still superimposed at the same position without frequent movement with changes of the eye sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CHENGDU IDEALSEE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yinqiu Liu, Xinyu Li
  • Patent number: 10275068
    Abstract: An electronic device has a force sensor that determines a measure of applied force from a user contacting a cover glass of the device. In one embodiment, a frame at least partially encloses an interior of the electronic device and has an open end. A cover glass covers the open end of the frame and is movably connected to the frame to allow movement of the cover glass in response to one or more forces applied to an external surface of the cover glass. A plurality of strain probes is positioned under the cover glass, between the cover glass and the frame, and is arranged to output a plurality of strain signals response to the one or more forces applied to the cover glass. A force processing module is configured to at least calculate an amount of force applied to the cover glass based on the plurality of strain signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Storrs T. Hoen, Kristina A. Babiarz, Miguel C. Christophy, Romain A. Teil, Sinan Filiz, Vivek Katiyar
  • Patent number: 10274696
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an optical system may be provided. The optical system may include: a first optical arrangement having a first optical axis; a second optical arrangement having a second optical axis at least substantially parallel to the first optical axis; and a first movement member; wherein the first movement member is configured to move the first optical arrangement with respect to the second optical arrangement in a first direction and a second direction; wherein the first direction is a direction at least substantially parallel to the first optical axis; and wherein the second direction is a direction at least substantially perpendicular to the first optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng Hsiung Chou, Michael Chung-Ta Chiang, Chang Sern Gwee
  • Patent number: 10269304
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a device for driving a liquid crystal display panel. The method comprises the following steps. A first pixel signal of an image to be displayed is converted to a second pixel signal. An adjusted gray scale of each of sub-pixels and/or an adjusted backlight brightness of a backlight is acquired based on the second pixel signal and the first pixel signal. Each of the sub-pixels in the liquid crystal display panel is driven so that each of the sub-pixels can have a corresponding adjusted gray scale, and/or, the backlight is activated so that the backlight can have the adjusted backlight brightness. With the driving device and the driving method, it is able to ensure that when the RGBW liquid crystal display panel displays a solid colored image, the brightness of the image will not be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xingling Guo, Taisheng An
  • Patent number: 10268308
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an input panel configured to periodically sense touch coordinates corresponding to a touch manipulation of a user; and a processor configured to periodically receive the touch coordinates from the input panel, calculate a variation of the touch coordinates based on the touch coordinates, change a reference value for determining movement of the touch manipulation based on the variation of the touch coordinates, and determine whether the touch manipulation moves, based on the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung Jun Lee, Jae Min Lee, Seung Jin Kim, Jun Ik Lee, Ki Won Kim, Young Mok Kim
  • Patent number: 10255862
    Abstract: Disclosed is a driving circuit, comprising first to fourth electrical switches, a driving electrical switch and capacitor. The control end and second end of the first switch are coupled to a driving scan line and second end of the driving switch. The control end, first end and second end of the driving switch are coupled to the capacitor, a second end of the second switch and a first end of the fourth switch. A control end of the second switch is coupled to the driving scan line. The control end of the third switch respectively is coupled to a first compensation scan line and receives a direct current voltage. The control end and second end of the fourth switch are coupled to a compensation scan line and an anode of an organic light emitting diode. The capacitor is coupled to a cathode of the organic light emitting diode and grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Longqiang Shi
  • Patent number: 10255489
    Abstract: An adaptive tracking system for spatial input devices provides real-time tracking of spatial input devices for human-computer interaction in a Spatial Operating Environment (SOE). The components of an SOE include gestural input/output; network-based data representation, transit, and interchange; and spatially conformed display mesh. The SOE comprises a workspace occupied by one or more users, a set of screens which provide the users with visual feedback, and a gestural control system which translates user motions into command inputs. Users perform gestures with body parts and/or physical pointing devices, and the system translates those gestures into actions such as pointing, dragging, selecting, or other direct manipulations. The tracking system provides the requisite data for creating an immersive environment by maintaining a model of the spatial relationships between users, screens, pointing devices, and other physical objects within the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oblong Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ambrus Csaszar, Dima Kogan, Paul Yarin
  • Patent number: 10255840
    Abstract: A display panel, a method for driving the display panel, and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a display region and a peripheral region surrounding the display region. Multiple gate lines each extending in a first direction and multiple data lines each extending in a second direction are arranged at the display region. A multiplexer is arranged at the peripheral region. The multiplexer is used to, under the control of gate line ON signals from a gate line switching control line, input gate line signals from a source driver unit to corresponding gate lines, and under the control of data line ON signals from corresponding data line switching control lines, input data signals from the source driver unit to corresponding data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Yang, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Rui Xu, Lei Wang, Qian Wang, Peng Liu, Pengcheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10248248
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein provide for user interface selection through an intercept point defined by a touch sensitive bezel. More specifically, a touch sensitive bezel, in a device having a display at least partially surrounded by the touch sensitive bezel, senses a horizontal position and a vertical position on the display from two locations on the bezel touched by a user. An intersection on the display where the horizontal position and the vertical position cross is determined and can be marked on the display. A user may slide his/her fingers along the touch sensitive bezel to move the intersection around the display. A user may perform an additional action to confirm a selection of an item located at the intersection. The touch sensitive bezel can also be used to control interface selection on a display of a second device by mapping the horizontal and vertical positions to the second device display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit