Writing Digitizer Pad Patents (Class 178/18.03)
  • Patent number: 10732742
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes: an information processing unit; a storage unit which stores information processed by the information processing unit; a touch panel which is a touch input unit which accepts a touch input; and an acceleration sensor equivalent to a force detection unit which detects a force applied to an apparatus or the touch panel at a time of the touch input, and the information processing unit evaluates an input area of the touch input and performs predetermined information processing in accordance with the input area and an acceleration value which is a detection value of the force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Funahashi, Yasumasa Miyoshi, Hiroki Takuma
  • Patent number: 10698491
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof are directed to a haptic device having a pressure-sensitive suspension system. The haptic device includes a housing, a touch surface component mounted to the housing to be movable relative thereto, and a haptic actuator for providing haptic feedback to the touch surface component. At least one suspension component is disposed between the touch surface component and the housing. The suspension component is formed from an elastomer and includes pressure-sensing particles integrated into the elastomer. The pressure-sensing particles are configured to sense pressure applied to the touch surface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neil Olien, Vahid Khoshkava
  • Patent number: 10698528
    Abstract: A haptic feedback system is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of remote transmitters that are remote from a location of interest on a surface of the system. The system includes a signal generator that generates a signal for each of the remote transmitters. The remote transmitters propagate the signals through a medium of the surface and the signals interfere at the location of interest such that a localized disturbance is generated at the location of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sentons Inc.
    Inventors: Lapoe E. Lynn, Samuel W. Sheng, Shih-Ming Shih, Yenyu Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10678345
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for providing a multipurpose remote control are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alok Chandel, Pierre-Yves Laligand
  • Patent number: 10671185
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for providing a multipurpose remote control are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alok Chandel, Pierre-Yves Laligand
  • Patent number: 10664070
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display for displaying data stored on the electronic device; input means; sensing means for sensing the three-dimensional position of the input means relative to the device; and control means for controlling the data displayed on the display in dependence on the three-dimensional position of the input means relative to the device. The input means includes a source of electromagnetic radiation for directing an infrared conical beam onto the display. The sensing means can sense the elliptical eccentricity of the electromagnetic radiation incident on the display to determine the angle at which it strikes the display, and can sense the area of the electromagnetic radiation incident on the display to determine the distance of the input means from the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: POWER2B, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lipman, Sarah Michelle Lipman
  • Patent number: 10664072
    Abstract: This document describes techniques for, and systems that enable, a multi-stroke smart ink gesture language. The described techniques enable a digital ink user interface that allows a display, that is capable of receiving a digital ink stroke from a passive stylus or an active pen, to receive the digital ink stroke as either a content input or an action input. The digital ink stroke may be determined to be an action input based on proximity to, intersection with, or chronological immediacy to a prior-received digital ink stroke. When multiple digital ink strokes are determined to represent a multi-stroke gesture associated with an action input, the action input is provided to the application, which can then perform the action associated with the action input. The multi-stroke gesture allows users to input both content and actions using the passive stylus or active pen and natural digital inking strokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jan-Kristian Markiewicz, Robert Joseph Disano, Christian Klein
  • Patent number: 10664068
    Abstract: In one implementation, a system for using a physical document for navigation includes a receiver engine to receive an identifier location corresponding to an area selected on the physical document, a location engine to determine a location within a digital representation of the physical document corresponding to the identifier location, and a display engine to display information relating to the identifier location based on the identifier location and the corresponding location within the digital representation of the physical document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Virginia Palacios Camarero, Jordi Sanroma Garrit
  • Patent number: 10635211
    Abstract: A display device includes an input sensing unit. The input sensing unit includes sensors and signal lines connecting the sensors to a driving circuit for sensing a touch. The signal lines may include reception signal lines and transmission signal lines. A resistance value of the reception signal line connected to the sensor relatively far from the driving circuit is smaller than a resistance value of the reception signal line connected to the sensor relatively close to the driving circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan-ho Kim, Gyeongnam Bang, Sangwon Lee, Hyunjae Na, Hoseok Son, Sungyeon Cho, Jaseung Ku, Taehyeog Jung
  • Patent number: 10637927
    Abstract: A device includes a first control element which transitions a sensor module between an active and an inactive mode. A second control element is configured to adjust currents drawn by the sensor module during the inactive mode—such currents corresponding to sensor readings. A processor is coupled by a power signal to a sensor module, which operates over an active sensor, a transition, and a data transfer state. Currents drawn during the active sensor state are substantially constant. During transition, currents decrease from the substantially constant current to a minimum current. During data transfer, currents vary between the substantially constant current and the minimum current. A logical element is configured to monitor the current drawn by the sensor module and, based on variations therein, determine the operating state of the sensor module. A method for using the processor is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Jacques Jean Bertin
  • Patent number: 10627952
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a touch detection method and system. The touch detection method comprises: performing a spread spectrum process on a driving signal to generate a spectrum-spread signal; outputting the spectrum-spread signal to a driving terminal of a touch screen; receiving, from a response terminal of the touch screen, a coupled signal formed by coupling the spectrum-spread signal received by the driving terminal to the response terminal; and performing a de-spread spectrum process on the coupled signal to obtain a touch detection signal. Employing the embodiments of the present invention, an accuracy of a detection of a location on the touch screen can be improved by a spread spectrum technology, so as to enhance an anti-interference ability of a touch-controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 10621410
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interface application enabling multi-functionality of a specific area part of an interface in a computerized device. The interface comprised of: at least one touch enabled surface, where in at least partial area surface is integrated with at least one fingerprint sensor for capturing at least part of distinguishing ridges and valleys of the touching fingertip touching a specific area, a processing module arranged to analyze said distinguishing ridges and valleys of the touching fingertip, for identifying characteristic of the specific touching finger differentiating said finger from other fingers of the same user (either from the same of both hands), and an activation module for determining the functionality of said specified area based on the identified touching finger(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Zimchoni, Teddy Nehmad, Yoram Zer
  • Patent number: 10613633
    Abstract: There is provided a tactile feedback device comprising: an array of surface charge generation units; and an array of pressure-generation units, wherein the array of the pressure-generation units is spaced apart from the array of the surface charge generation units, wherein the array of the pressure-generation units is movable relative to the array of the surface charge generation units, wherein an attractive or repulsive force is generated between a corresponding surface charge generation unit of the array of surface charge generation units and a corresponding pressure-generation unit of the array of the pressure-generation units, based on a polarity of surface charges induced in the corresponding surface charge generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Sang Woo Kim, Wan Chul Seung, Hong Joon Yoon, Sung Soo Kwak, Dong Hoon Kim, Tae Yun Kim, Min Ki Kang, Kang Hyuck Lee, Sung Kyun Kim, Jeong Hwan Lee, Seong Su Kim
  • Patent number: 10558351
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a data processing method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving a first data packet sent by a control end, the first data packet including a first touch event and a first identifier of the first touch event; determining, according to the first touch event and the first identifier of the first touch event, whether a second data packet comprising a second touch event sequentially executed with the first touch event is lost; creating the second touch event corresponding to the second data packet in accordance with a determination that a second data packet has been lost; and processing the second touch event that has been created, so that a controlled end performs an application operation in accordance with a touch operation to which the second touch event belongs. In this way, control exceptions caused by packet losses are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Baoyin Shan
  • Patent number: 10539819
    Abstract: The present application discloses a touch panel having a touch area and a non-touching area at a side of the touch area. The touch panel includes: a base substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; a touch sensing electrode provided on the first surface of the base substrate and corresponding to the touch area; a first connection wire on the second surface of the base substrate; and a touch control circuit in the non-touching area. The base substrate is provided with a first through hole, the touch sensing electrode is electrically connected with the first connection wire through the first through hole, and the first connection wire is electrically connected with the touch control circuit. The present application further discloses a manufacturing method for the touch panel and a display apparatus having the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Chen, Yan Xia, Zhanqi Xu, Taofeng Xie
  • Patent number: 10534486
    Abstract: A touch screen includes a first electrode layer, an insulating layer on a first electrode layer, and a second electrode layer on the insulating layer. The first electrode layer or second electrode layer includes first sensing electrode columns and second sensing electrode columns. The first sensing columns include first sensing electrodes having sub-electrodes. The second sensing electrode columns are alternately arranged with the first sensing electrode columns and include second sensing electrode. The sub-electrodes of one of adjacent first sensing electrodes are electrically connected to sub-electrodes of another one of the adjacent first sensing electrodes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hoe Seok Na
  • Patent number: 10534492
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mutual capacitive touch panel including a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer. The first conductive layer includes a plurality of electrodes arranged in an array and a plurality of connecting line segments. In each column of the array, the electrodes in the ((N×M)-1)th row are electrically connected to one another through some of the connecting line segments to form a first electrode series, and the electrodes in the (N×M)th row are electrically connected to one another through some of the connecting line segments to form a second electrode series. The second conductive layer includes a plurality of electrode strips extending along a row direction of the array and respectively overlapping the electrodes located at the corresponding row. Each electrode strip includes a plurality of shielding portions, each of which overlaps one corresponding of the connecting line segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILI TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Cheng-Hsien Hsu, Guo-Kiang Hung, Wei-Lun Kuo, Yu-Tsung Chen
  • Patent number: 10534483
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a touch panel and, more particularly, to a touch panel capable of improving electrical conductive characteristics of the touch panel, reducing the size of the touch panel, improving the visibility of the touch panel, and minimizing damage to a substrate when a failure test is performed on the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Woong Lee, Byung Youl Moon, Jung Hwan Bang, Kwang Yong Jin, Yong Jae Choi
  • Patent number: 10527508
    Abstract: A force measurement system is disclosed herein. The force measurement system includes a force measurement assembly and a data processing device operatively coupled to the force measurement assembly. In one or more embodiments, the data processing device is configured to reference a stored global calibration matrix for the force measurement assembly, to determine a location of an applied load on the surface of the force measurement assembly using the stored global calibration matrix, to assign the applied load to one or more of a plurality of different load regions based upon the location of the applied load, and to compute one or more output forces or moments of the applied load using stored local calibration information for the one or more of the plurality of different load regions. A method of calibrating a force measurement system is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bertec Limited
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Sasan Ghassab, Jan Jakub Ober
  • Patent number: 10525337
    Abstract: A terminal device receives an input instruction on a game process that corresponds to an input reception area when a touch operation input on the input reception area has been detected by a first detection process, and disables a given input instruction that corresponds to the input reception area when a slide operation input on the input reception area has been detected by a second detection process, the slide operation input having been performed to directly follow the touch operation input performed when the input instruction regarding the game process was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Ko Onda
  • Patent number: 10521928
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus and systems for real-time gesture recognition. One exemplary method for the real-time identification of a gesture communicated by a subject includes receiving, by a first thread of the one or more multi-threaded processors, a first set of image frames associated with the gesture, the first set of image frames captured during a first time interval, performing, by the first thread, pose estimation on each frame of the first set of image frames including eliminating background information from each frame to obtain one or more areas of interest, storing information representative of the one or more areas of interest in a shared memory accessible to the one or more multi-threaded processors, and performing, by a second thread of the one or more multi-threaded processors, a gesture recognition operation on a second set of image frames associated with the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Avodah Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Chandler, Dallas Nash, Michael Menefee
  • Patent number: 10488995
    Abstract: A method of detecting a user input includes sensing one or more touch events at a device. In some embodiments, a method includes sensing a first touch event via a first housing of a device. The method also includes generating a first detection signal based on the first touch event. The method also includes sensing a second touch event via a second housing of the device, the second housing conductively isolated from the first housing. The method also includes generating a second detection signal based on the second touch event. The method also includes classifying, based on the first detection signal and the second detection signal, the first touch event as user input. The method also includes identifying one or more actions based on the classification of the first touch event as the user input, the one or more actions associated with the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Neraj Paul Bobra, Timothy Golnik, Tuan-Anh Tran, Adam Mekeel Mack, Steven Diamond, Matthew Ryan Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10474922
    Abstract: Handwritten notes are captured organized and stored by a system as a digital representation. The system includes a notebook having a set of pages, wherein each page has placed thereon a folio identifier representation, such representation including a page identifier. The system also includes a non-transitory computer readable medium encoded with instructions, which, when running on a camera-equipped computing device at a time when the camera thereof views a page of the notebook, cause performance of processes. The processes performed by the instructions include: processing an image associated with the page, detecting and decoding the folio identifier representation to provide a page identifier for the page, and if the image has not been previously captured, then capturing the image of the page and saving the image in an image store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rocket Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lemay, Jacob Epstein
  • Patent number: 10466850
    Abstract: An eraser device 4 for inputting an erase-operation of a display image to a touch panel 2, the touch panel 2 includes an input point detection unit 31 for detecting, as input points based on a plurality of detection points arranged on or near to a display screen, detecting points where a touch operation is performed; and an erase-operation determination unit 32 for determining whether or not a user's operation is the erase-operation, according to a degree of density of the input points, wherein the eraser device 4 includes a plurality of touch parts (pillar parts 48) to be detected as the input points when brought into contact with or closer to the touch panel, and the plurality of touch parts (pillar parts 48) are formed at such a degree of density that it is determined by the erase-operation determination unit that the erase-operation is being performed. Accordingly, an improved command input system for easily performing the erase-operation to the touch panel can be provided, inexpensively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tomoya Ishikura, Hiroaki Hara
  • Patent number: 10459544
    Abstract: An electronic system includes a hand-held controller and a computing application. The hand-held controller includes a proximity sensing circuit and a physical information sensing circuit. The proximity sensing circuit includes proximity sensors. The proximity sensors are configured to sense instant proximity values. The physical information sensing circuit is configured to sense a physical parameter. The computing application is executed by a processor. The computing application is configured to retrieve the instant proximity values and the physical parameter, to calculate maximum proximity values or minimum proximity values according to the instant proximity values and the physical parameter. The maximum proximity values or the minimum proximity values are utilized to update threshold proximity values of the proximity sensors in determining near status or far status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Chiu, Wei-Chih Kuo
  • Patent number: 10459546
    Abstract: A touch input device configured to detect stylus signals generated by an external stylus is provided. The touch input device includes a plurality of stylus signal detectors that receive at its input a combination of stylus receive channels that are combined in a manner to minimize noise while at the same time keeping the stylus signal strength uniform independent of the position of the stylus on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shahrooz Shahparnia, Kevin J. White, Manu Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10444907
    Abstract: A method for operating a touchscreen device is provided. The method identifies a status of the touchscreen device, by at least one processor, wherein the touchscreen device comprises at least a projected capacitive (PCAP) touchscreen mounted in front of a liquid crystal display (LCD) of the touchscreen device, an infrared (IR) touch sensor configured to generate an IR grid, a switch, and the at least one processor, and wherein the status comprises one of a default state lacking user touch input and a touch-state receiving active user touch input. When the status comprises the touch-state, the method adjusts the switch to enable user input selections via the PCAP touchscreen. When the status comprises the default state, the method retains a position of the switch, the position configured to disable user input selections via the PCAP touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Karthik Lakshmireddy
  • Patent number: 10444906
    Abstract: An in-cell type liquid crystal display device includes a first unit that detects whether a touch is present, or not, on the basis of a current flowing in a plurality of detection electrodes when a touch panel scanning voltage is applied to counter electrodes of each of M (M?2) divided blocks, and a second unit that detects noise on the basis of a current flowing in the plurality of detection electrodes, assuming that an (M+1)th counter electrode is present for the counter electrodes of each of the M divided blocks, and assuming that a touch panel scanning voltage synchronous with the touch panel scanning voltage applied to the counter electrodes of each of the M divided blocks is applied to the (M+1)th counter electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tokita, Seiichi Tsuyuzaki
  • Patent number: 10444918
    Abstract: Touch sensor configurations for reducing electrostatic discharge events in the border area of a touch sensor panel is disclosed. Touch sensors (e.g., electrodes formed on the cover material and/or the opaque mask) can be susceptible to certain events such as arcing and discharge/joule heating, which may negatively affect touch sensor performance. Examples of the disclosure can include increasing the trace width, spacing, and/or thickness in the border area relative to the trace width, spacing, and/or thickness in the visible/active area along one or more sides of the touch sensor panel. In some examples, touch electrodes can be located exclusively in the visible/active areas along one or more sides of the touch sensor panel, while dummy sections can be included in both the border and visible/active areas. Additionally or alternatively, one or more gaps between adjacent touch electrodes in the border area or serpentine routing can be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wencong Zhu, Albert Lin, Alexander A. Penn, Ashray Vinayak Gogte, Chun-Hao Tung, Hao Zhang, Hui Zhou, John Z. Zhong, Steven P. Hotelling, Sudip Mondal, Sumant Ranganathan, Sunggu Kang, Ramachandran Chundru, Viswa B. Pilla
  • Patent number: 10444927
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive device includes a capacitance-based touch sensor, drive circuitry configured to drive touch sensor electrodes with a synchronization waveform to enable an active stylus to become time synchronized with the touch-sensitive device, and receive circuitry configured to determine a position of the active stylus based on electrostatically receiving a first waveform from the active stylus. Depending on when the touch-sensitive device receives the first waveform from the active stylus, the touch-sensitive device interprets the first waveform differently to determine a position of the active stylus or determine that the active stylus is hovering. In either case, the same waveform is used to communicate different information about the active stylus to the touch-sensitive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Tianzhu Qiao
  • Patent number: 10429973
    Abstract: The input detection device includes: a line having an end to which a driving signal is supplied and extending in a first direction; a plurality of drive electrodes extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction and arranged in parallel in the first direction; a selecting drive circuit selecting the drive electrode from the plurality of drive electrodes and connecting an end of the selected drive electrode to the line; a driving signal circuit supplying the driving signal to the end of the line; and a plurality of line patterns connected to each drive electrode. A line density of line patterns connected to a drive electrode connected to be close to the end of the line is smaller than a line density of line patterns connected to another drive electrode connected to be far from the end of the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Tadayoshi Katsuta
  • Patent number: 10417449
    Abstract: To protect confidential data, a mobile device determines whether the mobile device is at a location susceptible to visual capture of confidential data entered into the phone by external cameras. The mobile device determines whether focus of a display is on a field in which confidential data is entered. If the mobile device determines that it is at a location susceptible to an external imaging device visually capturing confidential data input into the input field, then the mobile device activate a light source on a same side as the screen presenting the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Mujeeb Kaladgi, Jameel Ahmed Kaladgi, Ruqiya Nikhat Kaladgi, Yashwant Ramkishan Sawant
  • Patent number: 10401167
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least a housing having a force transmissive surface capable of receiving a force, a force sensor configured to sense the force received from the force transmissive surface in accordance with a force path and respond by outputting a signal that indicates a magnitude of the force at a first sensitivity level when the magnitude of the force is less than a threshold level, otherwise, the signal indicates the magnitude of the force in accordance with a second sensitivity level. The electronic device includes a processor in communication with the force sensor that uses the signal to alter an operation of the electronic device. In one embodiment, the electronic device is wearable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Edward S. Huo, Scott A. Myers, Martin J. Auclair, William C. Lukens, Tyler S. Bushnell
  • Patent number: 10379692
    Abstract: A circuit having a resistive touch screen, a medical imaging appliance having a resistive touch screen and a method for operating a resistive touch screen are provided. The circuit has a resistive touch screen with a resistive first layer and a resistive second layer that are arranged parallel above one another. Voltage dividers of the first and second layers are formed by contact with the touch screen and are extended by electrical resistors arranged at edges of the first and second layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Peter Greif, Harald Karl, Lennart Kilian, Torsten König
  • Patent number: 10353516
    Abstract: Touch sensor panel configurations for reducing wobble error for a stylus translating on a surface over and between electrodes of the touch sensor panel are disclosed. In some examples, electrodes with more linear signal profiles are correlated with lower wobble error. In some examples, diffusing elements formed of floating segments of conductive materials can diffuse signal from a stylus to a plurality of electrodes, thus, making the signal profiles associated with the electrodes more linear. In addition, diffusing elements can be configured to improve the optical uniformity of the touch sensor panel. In some examples, the diffusing elements can be formed on the same layer as floating dummy pixels and resemble a plurality of merged floating dummy pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Chan, Prathit Bugnait, Albert Lin, Chun-Hao Tung, Sunggu Kang, John Z. Zhong
  • Patent number: 10346027
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is provided which includes an operation tool detection unit for detecting at least a contact operation by an operation tool on the information processing apparatus, a state detection unit for detecting a static/non-static state or an orientation of the information processing apparatus, and a mode control unit for controlling a mode for detecting an operation by the operation tool on the information processing apparatus according to the detected static/non-static state or orientation of the information processing apparatus. This enables the mode for detecting the operation by the operation tool on the information processing apparatus to be controlled according to the static/non-static state or orientation of the information processing apparatus, so that the detection mode can be appropriately controlled according to an operating state of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Reiko Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10331246
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an ultra-fine copper mesh for a display and a touch panel, comprising a transparent substrate, having an upper surface and a lower surface with respect to the upper surface; and a first copper electrode layer comprising a first pure copper deposited film, having a top surface and a bottom surface with respect to the top surface, wherein the bottom surface of the first pure copper deposited film is disposed on the upper surface of the transparent substrate; and a first antireflective conductive film, disposed on the top surface of the first pure copper deposited film, the first antireflective conductive film comprises a cuprous oxide (Cu2O). After the first antireflective conductive film is subjected to an exposure developing process, the first copper deposited film layer of the first copper electrode layer and the first antireflective conductive film are simultaneously subjected to an over-etching process on the transparent substrate to form together at least one mesh pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Ming-An Hsu
  • Patent number: 10324544
    Abstract: A hand-written information processing apparatus is provided by which such correction as to directly deal with a design drawn on a paper sheet or the like can be performed. The hand-written information processing apparatus includes a stylus detection sensor, a connection interface for outputting writing information corresponding to a writing operation of a stylus to an external apparatus which includes a display screen for displaying an image, and a display image processing information generation circuit for generating display image processing information for performing a given image operation process based on an operation input accepted by an operation input acceptance unit to the display image. An inputting face is configured such that a sheet member on which writing corresponding to a writing operation of a stylus can be visually formed can be placed thereon. In addition to a normal stylus, an ink stylus which can form a writing trace visually on a sheet member can be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Miyazawa, Hiroshi Fujioka, Giles Thomas Mitchell, Konrad Pollmann
  • Patent number: 10312313
    Abstract: A display device according includes a display panel configured to display an image, a first flexible printed circuit film, and a second flexible printed circuit film. The display panel has a first pad area and a second pad area, the first flexible printed circuit film has a third pad area and a fourth pad area, and the second flexible printed circuit film has a fifth pad area and a sixth pad area. The third pad area is bonded to the first pad area, the sixth pad area is bonded to the second pad area, and the fifth pad area is bonded to the fourth pad area. An integrated circuit chip is mounted on the first flexible printed circuit film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Uk Oh, Seong-Yul Yang, Eun Jung Oh
  • Patent number: 10303304
    Abstract: An in-cell type liquid crystal display device includes a first unit that detects whether a touch is present, or not, on the basis of a current flowing in a plurality of detection electrodes when a touch panel scanning voltage is applied to counter electrodes of each of M (M?2) divided blocks, and a second unit that detects noise on the basis of a current flowing in the plurality of detection electrodes, assuming that an (M+1)th counter electrode is present for the counter electrodes of each of the M divided blocks, and assuming that a touch panel scanning voltage synchronous with the touch panel scanning voltage applied to the counter electrodes of each of the M divided blocks is applied to the (M+1)th counter electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tokita, Seiichi Tsuyuzaki
  • Patent number: 10303290
    Abstract: A display device includes a first organic insulating layer covering video signal lines; a first metal layer provided above the first organic insulating layer; a first conductive layer provided above the first organic insulating layer and connected to a switching element via a first contact hole; a first inorganic insulating layer covering the first conductive layer and the first metal layer; a second conductive layer provided above the first inorganic insulating layer and connected to the first metal layer; a second inorganic insulating layer provided above the second conductive layer; a third conductive layer provided above the second inorganic insulating layer and connected to the first conductive layer via a second contact hole; and a fourth conductive layer provided above the second inorganic insulating layer, connected to the first metal layers via a third contact hole, and connected to the second conductive layer via a fourth contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Aoki
  • Patent number: 10303271
    Abstract: A transmitter is provided by the present application. The transmitter comprises a tip section, wherein the transmitter is configured for generating a first signal according to a pressure level applying to the tip section and for transmitting an electric signal including the first signal via the tip section, wherein a property of the electric signal reflects the pressure level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Chin-Fu Chang
  • Patent number: 10296123
    Abstract: A force sensing device can be included in a display. Noise produced by various sources can be injected into the force signals produced by the force sensing device. Example noise sources include, but are not limited to, the display, Johnson or Thermal noise from the force sensing device, system noise, and magnetically-coupled or background noise produced by ambient light sources. A sampling scheme that includes one or more noise cancelling techniques can be employed to reduce the amount of noise in the force signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Manu Agarwal, John Stephen Smith
  • Patent number: 10289268
    Abstract: A user terminal device capable of attaching and detaching a pen is provided. The device includes a detector configured to detect a user manipulation regarding a screen, and a controller configured to change a layout of the screen to correspond to a pen use mode in response to the pen being removed from the user terminal device, perform a control operation corresponding to the detected user manipulation in response to the user manipulation using the pen being detected, and restore the layout of the screen to its original state in response to the pen being remounted on the user terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-woo Jung, In-sik Myung, Taik-heon Rhee, Dong-bin Cho
  • Patent number: 10291976
    Abstract: An electronic device such as a pair of headphones may be provided with ear cups having speakers for playing audio to a user. Capacitive proximity sensor electrodes having acoustic openings may overlap the speakers. The capacitive proximity sensor electrodes may include electrodes that are arranged in a ring. Control circuitry in the electronic device may use the capacitive proximity sensor electrodes to measure ear patterns of a user when the headphones are being worn on the head of the user. The control circuitry may include switching circuitry that allows the electrodes to be dynamically combined to form electrodes of enlarged area to enhance detection range or to form separate electrodes to enhance spatial resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Peterson, Mark A. Bunney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10290078
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes circuitry that converts user voices that are input into a string of characters reflecting a statement made with the user voices, retrieves one or more items of information related to the string, stores the information being retrieved associated with identification information indicating a retrieval time when the information is retrieved, draws a graphical image including the information being stored on a projection target image to be projected by a projector, and controls the projector to project the projection target image including the graphical image, the graphical image having a size that is determined in accordance with the identification information associated with the information included in the graphical image being projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryotaro Fujiyama, Takashi Ishida, Naoto Tsuruoka, Kyoko Hashimoto, Shin Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10285263
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a substrate and conductive patterns disposed inside or on the substrate, in which two neighboring conductive patterns are separated from each other by a gap disposed therebetween, and the conductive pattern includes first cut patterns connected to the gap and disposed toward an inside of the conductive pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Ho Hong, Hye Jin Joo, Won Il Choi, Soon Sung Ahn, Hyoung Wook Jang
  • Patent number: 10275073
    Abstract: An electronic whiteboard and a touch sensing signal transferring method thereof are provided. The electronic whiteboard includes a touch area. A first signal transmission port and a second signal transmission port are disposed on the electronic whiteboard, and a touch sensing signal detected from the touch area is transmitted to the signal transmission port coupled to a signal receiving apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Nan-Jiun Yin, Pen-Ning Kuo
  • Patent number: 10275085
    Abstract: An information input device including a touch panel configured to be provided with a touch sensor that detects a position at which a sensing object is brought close to a sensing surface. In this information input device, the touch sensor has a scanning electrode and a detecting electrode that is opposed to the scanning electrode with the intermediary of a dielectric substance, and is a capacitive sensor whose electrostatic capacitance changes if the sensing object is brought close to the detecting electrode. Furthermore, a slit is formed in a surface of the detecting electrode opposed to the scanning electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakanishi, Koji Noguchi, Koji Ishizaki, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Takeya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10268867
    Abstract: A method includes providing a differential signal and generating an in-phase component of the differential signal and a quadrature component of the differential signal. The method further includes generating an output signal representing a capacitance value using the in-phase component and the quadrature component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Viktor Kremin, Paul M. Walsh, Kaveh Hosseini, Jaskarn Singh Johal, Erhan Hancioglu, Onur Ozbek