Patents Examined by Yaron Cohen
  • Patent number: 11167640
    Abstract: At least one piece of information is displayed by a display apparatus in a motor vehicle. The display apparatus has a first subregion in the form of a viewing window of the motor vehicle, where the viewing window is part of the boundary of an interior of the motor vehicle. A second display subregion, designed to display the information, is formed integrally with the first subregion, such that the first subregion and the second display subregion lead into one another at an angle. At least regions of the second display subregion are designed so as to project into the interior of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Joris Mertens, Jacques Hélot, Immo Redeker
  • Patent number: 11169704
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal including a display located at a first side and a second side of the mobile terminal such that a size by which the display is located at the first side is changeable, the second side facing the first side, and a controller. The controller may display first content of a first application in a first area of the display located at the first side and display second content of a second application in a second area of the display located at the first side, arrange at least a portion of the first area of the display on another side, and display the first content of the first application in at least a portion of the second area when a first input related to the first application is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC
    Inventor: Changmok Kim
  • Patent number: 11169645
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a touch sensor includes the steps of: a) forming both a first touch conductive trail pattern (TCTP) and a first auxiliary conductive trail pattern (ACTP) on a first side of a dielectric substrate; and b) forming both a second TCTP and the second ACTP on a second side of the dielectric substrate, wherein each of the first and second ACTPs has micro auxiliary conductive units electrically disposed in an area range of the first and second TOTPs, and a shading rate of the micro auxiliary conductive units is below 1%. The first and second TCTPs and the first and second ACTPs jointly constitute a touch sensor. A sheet resistance of each of the first and second TCTPs is between 80 and 150 ohm/sq, and a sheet resistance of each of the first and second ACTPs is between 0.05 and 0.2 ohm/sq.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: YOUNG FAST OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Pai, Meng-Kuei Lin, Hung-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 11166080
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can determine a request for a content item from a computing device. One or more view directions of a user operating the computing device can be predicted during playback of the content item. One or more frames of the content item are quantized based at least in part on the predicted view directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: David Young Joon Pio
  • Patent number: 11157095
    Abstract: An electronic device, accessory device and method using the same are disclosed herein. The accessory device is stowable in the electronic device, and includes at least a first sensor, a second sensor, a communication interface and a processor. The method includes receiving, through the communication interface, information from the electronic device corresponding to an application executed in the electronic device, in response to the received information, obtaining the first data through the first sensor when the received information is a first information and obtaining the second data through the second sensor when the information is a second information, and transmitting, to the electronic device, data based on at least one of the first data and the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Ok Jung, Dongwook Kim, Minjung Kim, Sookjin Kim, Jin-Gil Yang, Inji Jin
  • Patent number: 11144153
    Abstract: A system for detecting a user input to a device comprises a display arrangement (4) arranged to provide a display (20) on a surface. An optical proximity sensing arrangement (6, 8) is configured to produce touch information relating to whether an input object is within a threshold distance of the surface. An acoustic position sensing arrangement (10, 12, 14, and 16) configured to produce position information relating to a position of the input object on the surface. A processing arrangement configured to determine an input to the device from the position information only when it determines from the touch information that the input object is within the threshold distance of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Elliptic Laboratories AS
    Inventors: Guenael Thomas Strutt, Tom Kavli, Steven Lewis
  • Patent number: 11137804
    Abstract: An activity monitoring circuit enables power conservation for an activity monitoring system. The activity monitoring system includes a sensor device that generates activity data based on detected movement. An activity monitoring circuit receives the activity data as input from the sensor device, and processes the activity data. Based on the processing, the activity monitoring circuit signals the sensor device to change a duty cycle of its operation, by adjusting how long it is on and off. The activity monitoring circuit can include a sensor hub that determines an activity state indicated by the activity data and generates a prediction of stability of the determined activity state based on historical activity data. Based on activity state and stability, the sensor hub can determine a duty cycle for operation of the sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hemin Han, Ke Han, Xun Wang, Qin Duan, Lili Ma
  • Patent number: 11126281
    Abstract: A device such as a computer stylus may have a color sensor. The color sensor may have a plurality of photodetectors each of which measures light for a different respective color channel. The color sensor may also have one or more light-emitting devices. Control circuitry may use the light-emitting devices to illuminate an external object while using the photodetectors to measure reflected light to determine the color of the external object. The electronic device may have a housing with an elongated shaft. The shaft may have a tip and an opposing end. The tip may be configured to emit electromagnetic signals that are detected by a touch sensor in a touch sensitive display. The color sensor may be located at the end opposite the tip, may be located at the tip, or may be optically coupled to the tip using a light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Lewty, Mahdi Nezamabadi, Po-Chieh Hung, Tze Yong Poh
  • Patent number: 11112908
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch data processing method, a device and a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng Chen, Yufei Hu, Yifei Zhan, Feng Yang, Youshan Hou
  • Patent number: 11100859
    Abstract: A processing circuit processes video signals for a display device which includes a display panel including pixels each having a self light emitting element and a current limiting circuit limiting a current to the pixels. The processing circuit includes: a frame memory storing video signals of a previous frame; and a signal processer which: compares a luminance represented by a video signal of the current frame corresponding to a pixel and a luminance represented by a video signal of the previous frame corresponding to the pixel; outputs the video signal of the current frame in a case where the luminance represented by the video signal of the current frame is equal to or smaller than the luminance represented by the video signal of the previous frame or equal to or smaller than a predetermined threshold value; and outputs a weighted average of the video signal of the current frame and the video signal of the previous frame in any other case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 11093090
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensing system comprising a plurality of conductive selection lines; a plurality of conductive read-out lines crossing the selection lines; selection circuitry controllable to provide a selection signal on at least one selected selection line in the plurality of selection lines; a plurality of pixel elements formed at intersections between the selection lines and the read-out lines; a reference signal source configured to provide a reference signal; and read-out circuitry coupled to each read-out line in the plurality of read-out lines and to the reference signal source, the read-out circuitry being configured to acquire a read-out signal via a read-out line connected to a selected pixel element, when the selected pixel element provides the sensing signal; acquire a reference signal from the reference signal source; form a corrected read-out signal for the selected pixel element based on the read-out signal and the reference signal; and provide corrected read-out signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Fingerprint Cards AB
    Inventors: Andreas Larsson, Frank Riedijk
  • Patent number: 11087706
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display driving circuit and a driving method thereof, a display panel, and a display device. The display driving circuit comprises: a gate auxiliary circuit configured to selectively output one of a data signal from a source driver and a common voltage signal in response to a first control signal; and a gate auxiliary circuit configured to selectively output one of a scan signal from a gate driver and an active level signal in response to a second control signal, the active level signal being a signal enabling a corresponding switch transistor to be turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Siying Lu, Xiuqin Yang, Dong Liu, Jilei Gao
  • Patent number: 11073900
    Abstract: A device for monitoring respiration by a user determines whether sound represented by audio data corresponds to an exhalation. For example, the device receives audio data representing sound, determines a frequency spectrum for the audio data (e.g., amplitude distributions of one or more frequencies, etc.), and identifies various frequency bands of interest. Here, the device identifies a first frequency band corresponding to respiration, a second frequency band corresponding to noise, and a third frequency band corresponding to voice harmonics. The device applies a gain to the first frequency band to create an amplified first frequency band, filters or nulls the second frequency band, and inverts the third frequency band to create an inverted third frequency band. The device determines the frequency spectrum corresponds to an exhalation based on a slope value over the amplitude distributions of the amplified first frequency band and the inverted third frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: AppliedVR., Inc.
    Inventors: Vangelis Lympouridis, Josh Sackman, Eric Espinoza, Aaron Robin, Jonathan Graves
  • Patent number: 11030950
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display includes: a display panel including first and second pixels, each having an organic light-emitting diode; and a data driver including a first operational amplifier having a non-inverting terminal coupled to a reference voltage terminal and an inverting terminal coupled to the first pixel, and a second operational amplifier having a non-inverting terminal coupled to the reference voltage terminal and an inverting terminal coupled to the second pixel. The first pixel includes a sensing transistor, a first driving transistor, and a first switch transistor. The second pixel includes a second driving transistor and a second switch transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oh Jo Kwon, Joo Hyung Lee, Kyung Youl Min
  • Patent number: 11022839
    Abstract: A display apparatus according to the present invention, includes: a light-emitting unit of which light emission brightness is controllable; a display panel configured to transmit light from the light-emitting unit and display an image; an operation unit configured to receive an operation for instructing a mode to be set, out of a plurality of modes including a first mode in which a first image including an input image and not including a graphic image is displayed and a second mode in which a second image including the input image and the graphic image is displayed; and a control unit configured to perform brightness control for controlling the light emission brightness of the light-emitting unit so that an upper-limit display brightness in the second mode is lower than an upper-limit display brightness in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinya Ishii
  • Patent number: 11010047
    Abstract: Presenting a plurality of windows on a display of a mobile device can comprise displaying a first window on the display. The first window can be a dual-display window displayed on both a first and second display portion of the display. In response to a touch gesture, a second window can be presented on at least one of the first and second display portions. When the second window is a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed in the first and second display portions. When the second window is not a dual-display window, the second window can be displayed on one of the first and second display portions and a third window can be displayed on another one of the first and second display portions. When the third window is a dual-display window, it can be displayed on the other one of the first and second display portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Brett B. Faulk, Paul E. Reeves, Alexander de Paz, Rodney W. Schrock, John S. Visosky, Eric Freedman, Jared L. Ficklin, Denise L. Burton, Misty Cripps, Gregg Wygonik
  • Patent number: 10996529
    Abstract: An array substrate includes plural sub-pixels in plural rows and plural columns; plural data ports; Ndl data lines, each of the Ndl data lines connecting to a column of sub-pixels, the Ndl data lines being divided into plural groups, each group including N data lines; and a multiplexer including M control lines and plural switching units in one-to-one correspondence with the Ndl data lines, each control line being connected to and controlling Ndl M switching units. All of the N data lines in each group are connected to one data port through N switching units, respectively, the data lines in different groups are connected to different data ports, the N switching units corresponding to each group are controlled by N different control lines, respectively, and at least two of the N data lines in each group are provided with a data line another group therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Qiao, Zhen Wang, Wei Wang, Fei Huang, Han Zhang, Peng Liu
  • Patent number: 10996776
    Abstract: To intuitively identify the state of an electronic device. There is provided an electronic device that implements a predetermined function, the electronic device including: an operation detection unit configured to detect a physical operation on the electronic device; a transmitter configured to transmit operation information indicating the operation to an external device; a receiver configured to receive feedback information indicating at least a type of feedback representing a state relating to the function, the feedback information being transmitted by the external device in response to the operation information; and a feedback unit configured to provide the feedback in accordance with the feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukito Inoue, Hiromu Takizawa, Takehiro Hagiwara, Hidenori Karasawa, Takeo Inagaki, Daisuke Ishii
  • Patent number: 10976833
    Abstract: A keyboard is configured for inputting letters of an alphabet into a computing device. The keyboard has a left-side keyboard section and a right-side keyboard section. The left-side keyboard section comprises a left-side cluster of letter keys formed from letter keys in multiple different left-side rows, including a left-side top row and a left-side bottom row that each has only a single letter key. Letter keys forming a perimeter of the left-side cluster are arranged around the perimeter in alphabetical order according to said alphabet. Similarly, the right-side keyboard section comprises a right-side cluster of letter keys formed from letter keys in multiple different right-side rows, including a right-side top row and a right-side bottom row that each has only a single letter key. Letter keys forming a perimeter of the right-side cluster are arranged around the perimeter in alphabetical order according to said alphabet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Nolan Jones
  • Patent number: 10943519
    Abstract: An image processing method and a display device are provided. The display device includes a computation circuit and a display panel. In the image processing method, at first, an original image including a straight line pattern and upper pixels is provided. The straight line pattern includes lower pixels opposite to the upper pixels. The display panel includes first lower sub-pixel structures corresponding to the first lower pixels and first upper sub-pixel structures corresponding to the first upper pixels. Thereafter, vertical sub-pixel rendering methods are performed on pixel luminances of the first lower pixels and the upper first upper pixels to obtain rendering sub-pixel luminances of the first lower pixels and the upper first upper pixels. Then, the first lower sub-pixel structures and the first upper sub-pixel structures are driven according to the rendering sub-pixel luminances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Chi-Feng Chuang