Patents Examined by William Boddie
  • Patent number: 11953378
    Abstract: A control device includes: a warm-up determiner which determines, when color calibration of a display device is to be performed, whether a warm-up of a colorimeter is necessary, based on a predetermined condition; a display controller which causes, when the warm-up determiner determines that the warm-up of the colorimeter is necessary, a predetermined image, which indicates an attachment position of the colorimeter onto the display device, to be displayed on the display device; and a warm-up controller which starts, when the colorimeter is determined as being attached at the attachment position, the warm-up of the colorimeter by using the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yohko Seike
  • Patent number: 11954394
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a splicing screen and a control method and system thereof. The splicing screen includes a display panel. A communication unit is configured to receive display data and receive a ready command sent by a slave splicing screen of the splicing screen; a control unit is configured to control, in response to determining that the splicing screen is ready and receiving the ready command, the communication unit to send a specified play command to the slave splicing screen, where the specified play command instructs to play a specified play frame in the display data at a specified play moment; and control the display panel to display the specified play frame at the specified play moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ran Duan
  • Patent number: 11947860
    Abstract: The techniques described herein improve user interface consistency when presenting a guest application running on a guest operating system as if it were a native application running on a host operating system. Specifically, window placement limitations imposed by the guest operating system are overcome by coordinating size and location between the guest application and a host proxy application. When the proxy application is confined to a single display, the size and location of the guest application and corresponding proxy application are synchronized. When the proxy application is moved or resized so as to be rendered on multiple displays, the application hosting engine decouples the location synchronization, leaving the guest application within a single display. Before being forwarded to the guest application, user interface events received by the proxy application are adjusted according to the different locations of the guest application and the proxy application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nick Eubanks, Darshak Harisinh Bhatti
  • Patent number: 11935497
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a first panel including pixels; a second panel including light control pixels; and a light source. When any of the pixels is controlled to transmit light in accordance with an input image signal, blurring processing is applied, a blurring area is formed, and light from the light source transmits through the blurring area and the pixel controlled to transmit light and is emitted from the first panel. When a straight line connecting a user viewpoint and the pixel controlled to transmit light has an angle relative to a normal to the first panel, a center of the blurring area is at a position shifted to a side opposite to a reference normal side relative to the normal to the first panel passing through a center of the pixel. The reference normal is a normal to the first panel passing through the viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ishihara, Tsutomu Harada
  • Patent number: 11928267
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for user input to a computer. The apparatus consists of movable left and right paddles connected to the ends of a tie bar by 3-axis gimbles. The paddles are shaped to facilitate holding the device and rotating the paddles while keeping a user's fingers and thumbs free to activate tactile key-switches positioned under them. The position of the gimbles relative to the tie bar cause the paddles to rest in a neutral position when the apparatus is pressed between a user's hands. The gimbles rotate off the neutral position based on a user's wrist position. Both the rotations of the paddles and the status of the key-switches are used to determine the input codes sent to a paired computer. A display on the paired computer shows left and right arrays of icons representing available inputs and highlights the inputs currently accessible by the user's fingers and thumbs based on the paddle positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: William James McDermid
  • Patent number: 11907602
    Abstract: A multi-vision display device includes a timing controller, a plurality of display panels, and a plurality of display driver integrated circuits (ICs). The timing controller is configured to receive source data and timing signals from a host, and generate a data packet comprising image data and control data. The plurality of display driver ICs each is connected to any one of the plurality of display panels. The control data includes a panel identifier indicating a number of display panels of the plurality of display panels connected to the display driver IC prior to a corresponding display panel connected to the display driver IC. Adjacent ones of the plurality of display driver ICs are connected to each other, modulate the panel identifier provided from one among the timing controller and a front end display driver IC, and provide the modulated panel identifier to a rear end display driver IC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Magnachip Semiconductor, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Sul, Myung Woo Lee, Seung Ryeol Lee, Duk Min Lee
  • Patent number: 11908425
    Abstract: An information handling system presents visual images at a display through a scalar that adjusts the visual images with a gamma lookup table selected from plural gamma lookup tables based upon a refresh rate of the display. As a graphics processor commands variable refresh rates, a blanking period is used to adjust the refresh rates and a gamma lookup table selection is applied during the blanking period to encourage uniform luminance. Each gamma lookup table is stored in a separate SRAM and input to a multiplexor that uses the refresh rate to select which gamma adjusted visual image is presented at the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Ko, Bongjun Lee
  • Patent number: 11842000
    Abstract: A sensor system, which detects a stylus and is provided in an electronic apparatus, includes a first integrated circuit, a second integrated circuit, and an integrated circuit connection line that couples the first integrated circuit and the second integrated circuit to each other. The first integrated circuit is connected to a first sensor electrode group, and detects a position of the stylus on a panel face of a first housing. The second integrated circuit is connected to a second sensor electrode group, and detects a position of the stylus on a panel face of a second housing. When the first integrated circuit detects a presence of the stylus, a notification indicative of the detection is issued to the second integrated circuit through the integrated circuit connection line such that transmission of an uplink signal through the second sensor electrode group by the second integrated circuit is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Igor Karsuntsev, Shigeyuki Sano, Kenichi Ono
  • Patent number: 11842678
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for a high-brightness mode on an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display. The techniques and apparatuses set a high-brightness value in a register of a display driver integrated circuit (DDIC) associated with the OLED display of on electronic device. A processor of the electronic device provides a fewer-pulses command to the DDIC, which adjusts a pulse number to control the OLED display at fewer pulses per period. A gamma correction is determined based on the high-brightness value and used to alter content to be presented on the OLED display. As a result, fewer pulses are used in combination with the gamma correction to provide content on the OLED display at a high brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Chien-Hui Wen, Sang Young Youn
  • Patent number: 11837174
    Abstract: A display device includes dots and a grayscale correction unit. Each dot among the dots includes a first pixel of a first color, a second pixel of a second color, and a third pixel of a third color. The grayscale correction unit is configured to generate corrected grayscale values for a target dot via application of weights to grayscale values of the target dot and grayscale values of neighboring dots of the target dot among the dots. The grayscale correction unit is configured to determine the weights based on the grayscale values of the target dot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Woong Park, Takeshi Kato
  • Patent number: 11835722
    Abstract: A display device includes an optical assembly and a display that includes a front surface and a back surface. The display is configured to output image light from the front surface and transmit ambient light from the back surface to the front surface. The optical assembly includes a substrate that has a substantially uniform thickness, a beam splitter, and a reflector. The optical assembly is configured to receive the image light output from the front surface of the display and to transmit a portion of the image light at a first non-zero optical power via an optical path that includes reflections at the reflector and at the beam splitter. The optical assembly is also configured to transmit a portion of the ambient light through the optical assembly at a second optical power without reflection at the reflector. The second optical power is less than the first optical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: META PLATFORMS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, James Ronald Bonar, Chloe Astrid Marie Fabien
  • Patent number: 11828945
    Abstract: A personal, electronic target vision system renders targets in the field of view of the user in real-time so that the user can visualize where the targets are relative to him, in an orientation analogous to unaided human vision. An electronic vision device exchanges target selection information with a target vision server which returns to the electronic vision device the corresponding selected target location information for rendering selected targets in accordance with the user's changing viewpoint. The target vision server queries a target information server in order to access, filter and provide the real-time target location information required by the electronic vision device. A surveillance system of sensors and target tracking systems provides the target information server with target location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: ACCIPITER RADAR TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Timothy J. Nohara
  • Patent number: 11830446
    Abstract: The present application provides a display apparatus and a control method therefor. The display apparatus includes a mainboard, a power board, and a display panel, where the mainboard acquires a refresh rate of to-be-displayed video data, and adjusts a backlight control signal according to the refresh rate; and the power board drives a backlight source of the display panel according to the received backlight control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuebin Sun, Jie Gao, Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 11817027
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a data processing device, a data driving device, and a system for driving a display device, and more particularly, to a data processing device, a data driving device, and a system for speeding up data communication in a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SILICON WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Seok Kim, Yong Hwan Mun, Myung Yu Kim, Hyun Pyo Cho
  • Patent number: 11815692
    Abstract: A light-blocker apparatus may include a support element dimensioned to fit a contour of an eyecup of a head-mounted display. Additionally, the light-blocker apparatus may include an attachment feature, defined at a base of the support element, that connects the support element to the eyecup such that, when the support element is attached to the eyecup, the support element moves in conjunction with the eyecup. The light-blocker apparatus may also include an interface extending from the support element and may be dimensioned to interface with an eye area of a user's face to reduce light entering the eyecup from outside of the head-mounted display when worn by a user. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Pickett, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11809614
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, device may perform operations for receiving a signal from an operational space associated with an accessory device, determining hand feature information according to the signal, accessing device location information associated with the computing accessory device, generating hand-device interaction information according to the hand feature information and device location information associated with the accessory device, and transmitting the hand-device interaction information to a virtual reality system, wherein the virtual reality system generates, according to the hand-device interaction information, a virtual hand and a virtual accessory device in a virtual reality image. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventor: Tino Soelberg
  • Patent number: 11809660
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display panel, an input sensor, a panel driver, and a sensor controller. The panel driver drives the display panel at a first operating frequency in a first driving mode and drives the display panel at a second operating frequency lower than the first operating frequency in a second driving. The display panel displays the image in units of first driving frames in the first driving mode and displays the image in units of second driving frames in the second driving mode. The sensor controller transmits a first mode uplink signal to the input sensor in a first scheme in the first driving mode and transmits a second mode uplink signal to the input sensor in a second scheme different from the first scheme in the second driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jina Kang, Jinwoo Kim, Changbum Kim, Byeongkyu Jeon
  • Patent number: 11810498
    Abstract: A display system and a display device are provided. The display system includes a host device, a display device and an input device. The display device includes a display controller, a display panel and a USB hub. The display controller processes an image signal provided by the host device with a first processing mode and displays the processed image signal on the display panel. The USB hub is coupled to the host device. The input device is coupled to the USB hub. The input device forms a first signal input path with the host device via the USB hub and a second signal input path with the display controller via a signal line. The input device transmits the control signal via the signal line to cause the display controller to process the image signal with a second processing mode and display the processed image signal on the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: BenQ Corporation
    Inventor: Hsin-Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 11810527
    Abstract: The disclosure includes multiple data drivers provided for each predetermined number of data lines. Each data driver receives an image signal; generates, based on the image signal, a positive gradation data signal and a negative gradation data signal; outputs one of the positive and negative gradation data signals to one of a first and second data line groups of a display panel; and outputs the other of the positive and negative gradation data signals to the other of the first and second data line groups. The data driver shifts a phase of the negative gradation data signal in a direction delayed with respect to the positive gradation data signal, and controls a slew rate of an output amplifier for outputting the positive gradation data signal to be lower than that of an output amplifier for outputting the negative gradation data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: LAPIS Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tsuchi
  • Patent number: 11808939
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, pupil-related characteristic detection or spectacles correction/adjustment based thereon may be facilitated. In some embodiments, a stimulus may be presented at a location on a first display of the user device at a first time to cause a first eye of a user to fixate on the location. A stimulus may be presented at the location on a second display of the user device to cause a second eye of the user to fixate on the location at a time subsequent to the first time. Movement of the first or second eye to fixate on the location on the respective first or second display in connection with the stimulus presentation at the second time may be determined. In response to determining that the movement of the first or second eye exceeded a threshold movement amount, a user profile may be generated that includes the user's pupil distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Heru Inc.
    Inventor: Mohamed Abou Shousha