Patents by Inventor Carlin J. Vieri

Carlin J. Vieri has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9626145
    Abstract: A display tile for arranging with other display tiles to form a multi-tile display includes display pixels in an active display area, pixel tape sections, and a transparent layer. The pixel tape sections surround the display pixels. Each pixel tape section overlaps an adjacent pixel tape section and is overlapped by another adjacent pixel tape section disposed opposite the adjacent pixel tape section. Each pixel tape section includes a pixel array. The transparent layer is disposed over the display pixels and the pixel arrays of the pixel tape sections. The display pixels and the pixel arrays are arranged to display an overall image of the display tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Belle Fu, Mary Lou Jepsen, Nicholas C. Loomis, Behnam Bastani, Carlin J. Vieri, Andrei S. Kazmierski, Adam E. Norton, Stephen D. Dorow, Stuart C. B. Abercrombie
  • Patent number: 9594277
    Abstract: A multi-domain liquid crystal pixel array includes two substrate layers and liquid crystal disposed between the two substrate layers. The multi-domain liquid crystal pixel array also includes at least one alignment layer having four or more alignment zones across the multi-domain liquid crystal pixel array. Each alignment zone has a different pre-tilt liquid crystal orientation than the other alignment zones. The alignment zones are configured to generate divergent image light with respect to a center of the multi-domain liquid crystal pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Pey Lung Fu, Mary Lou Jepsen, Philip E. Watson, Behnam Bastani, Carlin J. Vieri, Andrei S. Kazmierski, Adam E. Norton, Ya-Chi Lee, Eddy Giing-Li Chen, Hung-Yu Chen, Shenyi Tai
  • Patent number: 8743335
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes a liquid-crystal display (LCD) and a plurality of driver integrated circuits (ICs) coupled to the LCD. The driver ICs may be disposed near non-central locations along a side of the LCD, and in some embodiments, one of the driver ICs may be a master driver IC and the other driver IC or driver ICs may be slave driver ICs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn R. Gettemy, Carlin J. Vieri, Yongman Lee, Wei H. Yao
  • Patent number: 8670004
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a pixel driving circuit comprises: one or more source drivers for enabling a first subpixel of a subpixel pair to receive first data and a second subpixel of the subpixel pair to receive second data; one or more source drivers for driving the first data to the first subpixel and the second data to the second subpixel, wherein the first data is different than the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Pixel Qi Corporation
    Inventors: Carlin J. Vieri, Michael Bolotski
  • Publication number: 20130009899
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes a liquid-crystal display (LCD) and a plurality of driver integrated circuits (ICs) coupled to the LCD. The driver ICs may be disposed near non-central locations along a side of the LCD, and in some embodiments, one of the driver ICs may be a master driver IC and the other driver IC or driver ICs may be slave driver ICs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shawn R. Gettemy, Carlin J. Vieri, Yongman Lee, Wei H. Yao
  • Patent number: 8325309
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes a liquid-crystal display (LCD) and a plurality of driver integrated circuits (ICs) coupled to the LCD. The driver ICs may be disposed near non-central locations along a side of the LCD, and in some embodiments, one of the driver ICs may be a master driver IC and the other driver IC or driver ICs may be slave driver ICs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn R. Gettemy, Carlin J. Vieri, Yongman Lee, Wei H. Yao
  • Patent number: 8314907
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display comprises a plurality of pixels, each pixel comprising three or more sub-pixels. A first sub-pixel of the three or more sub-pixels comprises a first transmissive part that has a first transmissive area, and a first reflective part having a first reflective area. A second sub-pixel comprises a second transmissive part that has a second transmissive area, and a second reflective part that has a second reflective area. A third sub-pixel comprises a third transmissive part that has a third transmissive area, and a third reflective part that has a third reflective area. At least two among the first transmissive area, the second transmissive area, and the third transmissive area are different in size. The first reflective area, the second reflective area, and the third reflective area are equal in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Pixel QI Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Lou Jepsen, Carlin J. Vieri, Ruibo Lu
  • Publication number: 20110025960
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display comprises a plurality of pixels, each pixel comprising three or more sub-pixels. A first sub-pixel of the three or more sub-pixels comprises a first transmissive part that has a first transmissive area, and a first reflective part having a first reflective area. A second sub-pixel comprises a second transmissive part that has a second transmissive area, and a second reflective part that has a second reflective area. A third sub-pixel comprises a third transmissive part that has a third transmissive area, and a third reflective part that has a third reflective area. At least two among the first transmissive area, the second transmissive area, and the third transmissive area are different in size. The first reflective area, the second reflective area, and the third reflective area are equal in size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Mary Lou Jepsen, Carlin J. Vieri, Ruibo Lu
  • Publication number: 20100231614
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a pixel driving circuit comprises: one or more source drivers for enabling a first subpixel of a subpixel pair to receive first data and a second subpixel of the subpixel pair to receive second data; one or more source drivers for driving the first data to the first subpixel and the second data to the second subpixel, wherein the first data is different than the second data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Carlin J. Vieri, Michael Bolotski
  • Publication number: 20100225640
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a computer comprises a liquid crystal display (LCD) operable in a transmissive mode, a reflective mode, and a transflective mode; a display driver coupled to the LCD; one or more processors coupled to the display driver; mode switching logic coupled to the one or more processors and/or to the display driver; one or more electronic input sources coupled to the mode switching logic and providing input signals to the mode switching logic, wherein the input signals represent states of ambient conditions, other computer elements, user input, or user applications of the computer; and the mode switching logic is configured to cause the one or more processors to perform receiving one or more of the input signals; based on the input signals, selecting a particular operational mode for the LCD from among the transmissive mode, the reflective mode, and the transflective mode; causing the LCD to operate in the particular operational mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventors: Carlin J. Vieri, Rong C. Hwang, Mary Lou Jepsen, John P. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20100073332
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes a liquid-crystal display (LCD) and a plurality of driver integrated circuits (ICs) coupled to the LCD. The driver ICs may be disposed near non-central locations along a side of the LCD, and in some embodiments, one of the driver ICs may be a master driver IC and the other driver IC or driver ICs may be slave driver ICs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Shawn R. Gettemy, Carlin J. Vieri, Yongman Lee, Wei H. Yao
  • Publication number: 20090273550
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed, including a device having a liquid-crystal display (LCD) panel that includes a transistor-degradation circuit. In some embodiments, the transistor-degradation circuit is configured to output a signal indicative of a change in a property of a transistor on the LCD panel over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Carlin J. Vieri, Ahmad Al-Dahle, Yongman Lee, Wei Yao