Patents Examined by Vijay Shankar
  • Patent number: 11119577
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling an operation of a camera that allows a user to conveniently control a camera apparatus according to a gesture of a subject input through a lens of a camera, and the camera apparatus are provided. The method includes receiving an image input through a camera lens; generating an image frame; detecting a motion of a subject included in the image frame by comparing the image frame with at least one previous frame stored before the image frame is generated; determining whether the motion of the subject is a User Interface (UI) gesture; and performing, if the motion is the UI gesture, an operation corresponding to the UI gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Sung-Do Choi, Moon-Sik Jeong, Ivan Koryakovskiy, Arin Jumpasut
  • Patent number: 11112880
    Abstract: A monitor's OSD can be selectively controlled with a keyboard, mouse or other human interface device. A microcontroller of a keyboard, mouse or other human interface device can be configured to detect the occurrence of input representing an OSD command. In response, the microcontroller can commence sending input to the monitor rather than to the computing device so that the input can control the OSD. Similarly, a filter driver on the monitor can be configured to detect the occurrence of input representing the OSD command. In response, the filter driver can commence sending input to the monitor's scalar rather than to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Manish Krishnaji Desai
  • Patent number: 11112915
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a portable electronic device may have display with a capacitive touch sensor. A cover may have a front portion and a rear portion that bend along a bend axis. The front portion may overlap the display when the cover is closed. Conductive structures such as a patterned conductive layer having elongated strips of conductive material separated by gaps or another predetermined pattern may be formed in the front portion of a cover or other portion of a cover that overlaps the display and capacitive touch sensor when the cover is closed. Control circuitry in the device can gather capacitance images with the touch sensor and can detect when the cover has transitioned from open to closed or from closed to open from whether the predetermined pattern becomes present or becomes absent in the capacitance images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Schooley, Kendall L. Helbert, Ari Y. Benbasat, Clayton J. McCoy, Devon J. Rosner, Joshua A. Hoover, Sean M. Cole, Yufei Zhao, Zhao Liu, Judd Reed
  • Patent number: 11114002
    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: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wanli Chi, Pasi Saarikko, Hee Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11112835
    Abstract: An adjustable keyboard having a number of keys is formed in at least two segments which are mutually movable relative-to one another using a hinge or joint. Each of the segments of the keyboard has mounted thereon some of the keys. The adjustable nature of the keyboard reduces stress and discomfort to the user by reducing contortion to the user's wrists. More particularly, discomfort to the user caused by pronation of the wrists and/or ulnar deviation of the wrists is reduced. The hinge or joint is in the form of a ball and socket-type joint with a locking mechanism, which preferably includes a pivoted handle, in the form of a lever, used for locking and unlocking the hinge or joint. The surface of at least one of the ball and socket of the joint define a plurality of recesses or a plurality of projections, to provide increased resistance to joint movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Key Ovation, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Linegar, Mark Norwalk
  • Patent number: 11107389
    Abstract: Disclosed is a data driving apparatus for a display device, which controls drivers to share operation data stored in a memory. The data driving apparatus can improve a routing environment of an EEPROM on an FPCB, thereby simplifying a process of transferring operation data to the drivers and reducing the time required for a reset mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Silicon Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 11100900
    Abstract: A foldable display comprises a flexible display panel including a screen which displays an image; a measuring part configured to measure a folding angle of the flexible display panel; and an image processor configured to vary a size of the image displayed on the screen and a size of a black pattern displayed on the screen of the flexible display panel while the folding angle of the flexible display panel is varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung Jong Park, Dae Seok Oh, Jin Woo Jung
  • Patent number: 11094267
    Abstract: A proximity detection method may include acquiring an ambient light intensity value; detecting whether a terminal is in a bright light environment according to the ambient light intensity value; in response to the terminal being in the bright light environment, reading at least one group of proximity values output by a proximity sensor; and calculate a target proximity value according to the at least one group of proximity values, and performing proximity detection according to the target proximity value. Each group of proximity values comprises proximity values output by the proximity sensor in response to a transmitting end of the proximity sensor being sequentially controlled not to transmit a detection signal, to transmit the detection signal, to transmit the detection signal, and not to transmit the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yibao Zhou
  • Patent number: 11093132
    Abstract: A controlling a portable device comprising a first touch screen and a second touch screen is provided. The method includes displaying first information related to a first application on the first touch screen and displaying second information related to the first application on the second touch screen; receiving a first user input moving to the first touch screen on the second touch screen; and replacing the first information and the second information with a third information and a fourth information related to the first application on the first touch screen and the second touch screen, in response to receiving the first user input, wherein each of the third information and the fourth information is displayed while being slidden in direction from the second touch screen to the first touch screen and the third information is displayed over a boundary between the first touch screen and the second screen during the sliding of the third information and the fourth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-kyu Seo, Kyung-A Kang, Ji-yeon Kwak, Hyun-jin Kim, Hyun-Jung Song, Sung-Sik Yoo, Ju-youn Lee, Dong-Seok Ryu, Min-Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 11086587
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sound outputting apparatus, a head-mounted display, a sound outputting method, and a program each of which enables realistic feeling of an augmented reality space or a mixed reality space to be enhanced. An AR space video image generating section (116) generates an image, of an augmented reality space or a mixed reality space to be displayed on a display section of a head-mounted display, including a part which an image of a virtual reality space occupies, and a part which an image of a real space obtained through photographing by a camera photographing a circumference of a user occupies. A synthetic sound generating section (108) synthesizes a sound of the virtual reality space, and a sound of a real space of the circumference of the user with each other to generate a synthetic sound. A synthetic sound transmitting section (110) outputs the synthetic sound sounded from a speaker arranged in the vicinity of an ear of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11088230
    Abstract: A pixel circuit includes a substrate, and a first thin film transistor and a second transistor which are disposed on the substrate. The first thin film transistor is in a top-gate structure, and the second thin film transistor is in a bottom-gate structure; a first electrode of the first thin film transistor is electrically connected with a gate electrode of the second thin film transistor, and the first electrode of the first thin film transistor and the gate electrode of the second thin film transistor are in a same layer on the substrate. The pixel circuit can have a relatively high switch speed and a relatively large driving current, a manufacturing method is easily realized and a process cost is relatively low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhen Song, Guoying Wang
  • Patent number: 11086444
    Abstract: A self-capacitive touch sensor panel configured to have a portion of both the touch and display functionality integrated into a common layer is provided. The touch sensor panel includes a layer with circuit elements that can switchably operate as both touch circuitry and display circuitry such that during a touch mode of the device the circuit elements operate as touch circuitry and during a display mode of the device the circuit elements operate as display circuitry. The touch mode and display mode can be time multiplexed. By integrating the touch hardware and display hardware into common layers, savings in power, weight and thickness of the device can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Weijun Yao, Wei Hsin Yao, Yingxuan Li, Bingrui Yang, Marduke Yousefpor, Abbas Jamshidi-Roudbari, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 11081059
    Abstract: A display panel including a substrate is disclosed. The substrate includes: a display area including pixel units arranged in an array and a signal line connecting the pixel units; a front surface of the substrate having the display area; a back surface of the substrate facing away from the display area; a side surface of the substrate connecting the front surface of the substrate with the back surface of the substrate; and a mounting groove recessed into the substrate from the side surface of the substrate. The display panel further includes a fan-out line disposed in the mounting groove, one end of the fan-out line is connected to the signal line, and the other end meanders from the mounting groove to the back surface of the substrate. The above display panel can achieve a narrow border display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Kunshan Go-Visionox Opto-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miao Chang, Weilong Li, Siming Hu, Zhenzhen Han
  • Patent number: 11081075
    Abstract: The present inventive concept is related to a display device in which a compensated voltage is applied to a gate line by compensating for a voltage drop of a voltage applied to the gate line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Hyunwook Lee, Pilgyu Kang, Minchan Lee, Sungjin Lee, Chanyoung Lim, Solip Jeong
  • Patent number: 11074882
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for adjusting grayscale of display panel, the method includes: obtaining a current image by performing image acquisition of a display panel; identifying an nonuniform block in the current image, detecting original output brightness and original input grayscale of the nonuniform block; determining a target input grayscale corresponding to a preset target brightness according to an actual Gamma curve value, wherein the actual Gamma curve value is obtained by testing the display panel; taking a difference between the original input grayscale and the target input grayscale as a grayscale compensation value of the nonuniform block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Mingliang Wang
  • Patent number: 11074714
    Abstract: A method for training a neural network for determining a gaze position of at least one eye in an initial image comprising the at least one eye. A plurality of training initial images are obtained, of which at least one training color component image is extracted, each of the training initial images respectively comprising at least one eye and a known gaze position. Those are fed into a neural network outputting a respective internal representation for each one of the at least one component image. The neural network is trained by readjusting weights in the neural network to have the respective internal representation for each one of the at least one training color component image more consistent with a respective one of the known gaze position. Once trained, the neural network is used to determine the estimated gaze position relative to a screen of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: INNODEM NEUROSCIENCES
    Inventors: Etienne De Villers-Sidani, Paul Alexandre Drouin-Picaro
  • Patent number: 11073435
    Abstract: A three-dimensional grip detection sensor is provided that includes an outer wall. When a first region in the outer wall receives pressing operation, it undergoes first deformation recessed inward from the outer wall, and a second region undergoes second deformation opposite to first deformation and that projects outward from the outer wall. The three-dimensional grip detection sensor further includes a three-dimensional object that receives pressing operation, with a first sensor disposed on an outer wall and a second sensor disposed at a position asymmetric to the first sensor. Each of the first and second sensors includes a piezoelectric film deformed by the pressing operation, first and second electrodes on a first main surface of the piezoelectric film and disposed in parallel with the first electrode, and a reference electrode on a second main surface of the piezoelectric film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Minami, Shiori Nagamori
  • Patent number: 11074865
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display device and sensing method. A display device includes a plurality of pixels. At least one of the pixels includes an organic light emtting diode (OLED) and a driving transistor. The driving transistor is connected in series with the OLED with a node between the OLED and the driving transistor. During a programming period the driving transistor is turned off and the OLED is turned on. During a discharging period the driving transistor is turned off and a voltage charged on the node during the programming period is discharged through the OLED. During a sensing period the OLED is turned off and the driving transistor is turned on to generate a pixel current to be sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanghoon Lee, Hyunwook Kim, Sangyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11073919
    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 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: UltimatePointer, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Erik Jan Banning
  • Patent number: 11069292
    Abstract: A pixel circuit for driving a light-emitting device for a display device is operable in an initialization phase, a compensation phase, a data programming phase, and an emission phase. The one horizontal time is minimized while maintaining accurate compensation of the threshold voltage of the drive transistor, and the pixel circuit further employs a varactor to compensate for variations in the threshold voltage of the drive transistor and for parasitic capacitances that arise within the pixel circuit. A capacitance of the varactor varies with a voltage at a node N1 constituting an electrical connection during the compensation phase of the drive transistor, the light-emitting device, a storage capacitor, and the varactor. The use of the capacitance variation of the varactor accounts for a variation in the threshold voltage of the drive transistor and for parasitic capacitances in the pixel circuit. The varactor may be implemented as a thin film transistor that operates as a variable capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Adnan Heganovic, Tong Lu, Michael James Brownlow