Plural Display Systems Patents (Class 345/1.1)
  • Patent number: 10782797
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a button, a switch, a linkage element, a plate body, a supporting element and an adjusting element. A triggering part of the plate body is arranged between the linkage element and the switch. When the adjusting element is moved, the supporting element is correspondingly moved. Consequently, the supporting element is selectively contacted with the first fulcrum or the second fulcrum. While the button is pressed down and the linkage element is moved downwardly toward the triggering part, the triggering part is swung around a first fulcrum or a second fulcrum of the plate body to push the switch. Consequently, the switch is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chu, Chun-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 10782733
    Abstract: A portable computer that is configurable between a plurality of display modes including a laptop mode (in which the portable computer has a conventional laptop appearance) and an easel mode in which the base of the computer and its display component stand vertically forming an inverted “V.” The portable computer includes a hinge assembly that couples the display component to the base of the computer, and allows the display component to be rotated about an axis along an interface between the display component and the base to configure the portable computer between a closed position, the laptop mode and the easel mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LiTL LLC
    Inventors: Yves Behar, Joshua Morenstein, Christopher Hibmacronan, Naoya Edahiro, Matthew David Day
  • Patent number: 10775895
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-pressure interaction on touch-sensitive surfaces are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment of a method comprises receiving a first sensor signal from a touch-sensitive input device in response to a first contact of a first object on the touch-sensitive input device, the first sensor signal comprising a first location and a first pressure of the first contact, receiving a second sensor signal from the touch-sensitive input device in response to a second contact of a second object on the touch-sensitive input device substantially simultaneously with the first contact, the second sensor signal comprising a second location of the second contact and a second pressure of the second contact, generating a signal based at least in part on the first sensor signal and the second sensor signal, the signal configured to cause a haptic effect, and outputting the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny Grant, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Ali Modarres
  • Patent number: 10771729
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dual-screen electronic devices are provided in which, at a dual-screen electronic device having a first housing and a second housing attached by a hinge, a first processor, a first display mounted to the first housing, where the first display includes a first touch-sensitive surface, a second display mounted to the second housing, and a first memory contained within the first housing, a first user interface is displayed on the first display and a second user interface, different from the first user interface, is displayed on the second display. While displaying the first and second user interfaces, a user input is detected on the first display and, in response, a display of the second user interface, displayed on the second display, is changed. Separately is presented a user-adjustable-keyboard software-application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hatar Tanin, LLC
    Inventors: Saadeh Hattar, Volodymyr Tanin
  • Patent number: 10768804
    Abstract: A gesture language for a device with multiple touch surfaces is described. Generally, a series of new touch input models is described that includes touch input interactions on two disjoint touch-sensitive surfaces. For example, a mobile device can include a primary display on a “front” side of the device, and a secondary display or touch-sensitive surface on the “back” side of the device, such as a surface that is opposite the primary display. Accordingly, the gesture language can include a series of “back touch” interactions with the touch-sensitive surface on the backside of the device. Example interactions include direct and indirect touch input on the back side, as well as simultaneous touch input on both sides of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Klein, Gregg Robert Wygonik, Ricardo A. Espinoza Reyes, Raymond Quan, Sophors Khut
  • Patent number: 10770517
    Abstract: A display device includes a flexible display module and provides a display surface on which an image is displayed. The flexible display module includes a display panel including a light-emitting device and a sensor unit disposed on the display panel. The sensor unit senses pressure applied to the flexible display module in a folded-in mode in which the flexible display module is folded such that a portion of the display surface faces another portion of the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-lyong Bok
  • Patent number: 10768883
    Abstract: A multi display device can include a first display panel including a display region having a plurality of pixels for displaying an image and a non-display region at a periphery of the display region; and a second display panel including a display region having a plurality of pixels for displaying an image and a non-display region at the periphery of the display region of the second display panel, wherein a portion of the non-display region of the first display panel includes a transparent region, wherein the second display panel is disposed such that a portion of the display region of the second display panel overlaps the transparent region of the non-display region of the first display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Il-Gi Jeong
  • Patent number: 10762875
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses, methods, and systems including a selector. A selection signal may be provided to the selector to select a first synchronization signal as a control signal when the first synchronization signal is available, otherwise a second first synchronization signal as the control signal. The first or the second synchronization signal may synchronize a first or second display content received by a first or second display device with a first or a second display refresh rate, respectively. The control signal may be provided to a controller to control the second display content received by the second display device. Other embodiments may also be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Suzuki, Zhiming Zhuang, Arvind S. Tomar, Nausheen Ansari
  • Patent number: 10762849
    Abstract: A pixel-related circuit and a display panel are provided. The pixel-related circuit includes a plurality of pixel groups arranged in an array. The pixel group includes several pixel cells. Each pixel cell includes a first switch, a second switch, a voltage-dividing switch, and a common electrode line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Beizhou Huang
  • Patent number: 10755668
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to an electronic display device configured for variable display size. The electronic display device may include a housing having a set of slides that form a storage compartment within the housing. The set of slides may include a slot. A primary display panel may be mounted on the front side of the housing. The electronic display device may include an auxiliary display panel of a set of auxiliary display panels that is slidably extendable from the storage compartment within the housing. The auxiliary display panel may be mounted on a slider mount configured to slide the auxiliary display panel through the slot to an extended position adjacent to the primary display panel. The electronic display device may include a display controller to detect a position of the auxiliary display panel and to establish a display arrangement for the primary display panel and the auxiliary display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ranjeeth Pasupathi
  • Patent number: 10755678
    Abstract: The presently disclosed display device includes one or more user detection sensors that determine a user location in respond to the display device. The display device then reformats image data based on the determined user location, such as by transitioning the image data from one mode to another and/or angling the image data toward the determined user location. When sharing the image data with another display device, the display devices may reformat the image data based on user location without a user manually entering a desired format or orientation. In addition, the display devices may determine whether they are touching or almost touching and, in response, split, reformat, or re-orient the image data to combine to form a single, larger display. By reformatting or orienting image data toward users using device sensors, instead of relying on user customization, the presently disclosed techniques provide more efficient and intuitive user experiences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksander Magi, Glen J. Anderson, Gustavo Fricke
  • Patent number: 10750349
    Abstract: Device linking is described. In one or more implementations, data is maintained at a network service that describes characteristics of a plurality of devices that are associated with a user account of the network service. A communication is formed to be received by one of the plurality of devices that includes a portion of the data that pertains to another one of the plurality of devices and that is suitable by the receiving device to discover the other one of the plurality of devices to initiate a local network connection between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Min Liu, Anthony V. Discolo, Edmund Hon-Sum Lui, Kean Ee Lim, Ryan B. Elgram, Donald F. Box, Martin J. Gudgin, Zhangwei Xu, Todd R. Manion, Grant Gardner, Jeremy L. Dewey, Shiraz J. Cupala, Curt A. Steeb
  • Patent number: 10734314
    Abstract: Input and output terminals are arranged so as to be adapted for an environment in which they are to be used. A semiconductor module (5) is surface-mounted on a surface wiring layer (30a) of a main substrate (3). A first module terminal group (11) located on a module first side (2a) of the semiconductor module (5) and a first substrate terminal group (301) located on a substrate first side (3a) of the main substrate (3) are connected by a first surface wiring pattern (311) formed in a surface wiring layer (30a). A second module terminal group (12) located on a module second side (2c) and a second substrate terminal group (302) located on a substrate second side (3c) are connected by a second surface wiring pattern (312) formed in the surface wiring layer (30a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanobu Naruse
  • Patent number: 10725621
    Abstract: An OSD driving circuit is embedded in the display for controlling OSD operations of the display. The OSD driving circuit has a signal port and a microprocessor. The signal port is coupled to a signal channel for receiving an OSD opening command and for receiving an OSD execution command from a host via the signal channel. The OSD execution command is generated in response to operations of a cursor device of the host, and movement of a cursor displayed on a display panel of the display is controlled by the cursor device. The microprocessor is coupled to the signal port for driving the display panel to display an OSD menu according to the OSD opening command, and for executing OSD operations of the display according to the OSD execution command and coordinates of the cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Yung-Chih Chen, Wei-Chih Lin, Jui-Te Wei
  • Patent number: 10725623
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for controlling a display of a first display device with a second display device. Aspects include pairing the first display device with the second display device and monitoring an orientation of the first display device and the second display device. Based on a determination that the display of the first display device is at least partially aligned with a display of the second display device, aspects also include identifying open applications on the first display device and displaying indications of the open applications on the display of the second display device. Aspects further include switching an active application on the first display device responsive to receiving a selection of one of the open applications on the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10726757
    Abstract: A sign-monitoring system includes at least one electronic sign and a controller comprising a processor and memory. The electronic sign includes a pixel array, the pixel array including a plurality of pixels. The electronic sign further includes an embedded controller coupled to the at least one electronic sign. The embedded controller develops diagnostic information for the at least one electronic sign, the diagnostic information including information related to a number of malfunctioning pixels in the plurality of pixels. The controller is communicably coupled to the embedded controller and receives at least a portion of the diagnostic information from the embedded controller. In addition, the controller assesses the at least a portion of the diagnostic information to develop health information. The assessment involves evaluating the information related to the number of malfunctioning pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Ramin Safavi, Zhicun Gao, Xiaoping Zhou, Larry T. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10719569
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storing device and a processor. The storing device stores associated segment information indicative of two or more display unit segments having common data forming display contents among a plurality of display unit segments included in a screen of the client terminal. The processor instructs, when an update occurs on the data forming the display contents on a first display unit segment among the plurality of display unit segments, the client terminal to update data forming the display contents to be displayed on a second display unit segment associated with the first display unit segment among the plurality of display unit segments by referring to the associated segment information stored in the storing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kota Iwadate, Kazuyoshi Watanabe, Toshiharu Makida
  • Patent number: 10719285
    Abstract: A display device, an operating method thereof, and a display system are provided. The display device includes a first display panel, a second display panel and an intermediate panel; wherein the intermediate panel has a transparent state and a non-transparent state, the intermediate panel includes a first side and a second side which are disposed opposite to each other, and a first surface and a second surface, which are transflective and disposed opposite to each other, the first display panel is connected to the first side of the intermediate panel and the second display panel is connected to the second side of the intermediate panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kairan Liu
  • Patent number: 10716186
    Abstract: A circuit includes a voltage converter converting a source voltage to a supply voltage at a first node as a function of a feedback voltage at a feedback node. A first output path is coupled between the first node and a second node. Feedback circuitry compares the voltage at the second node to first and second overvoltages, and selectively couples the second node to the feedback node based thereupon. Impedance circuitry is coupled between the first node and a third node. A light emitting diode (LED) chain is coupled to the third node, and is selectively turned on and off as a function of the selective coupling of the second node to the feedback node by the feedback circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics International N.V.
    Inventors: Akshat Jain, Ranajay Mallik
  • Patent number: 10698201
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a first and second microlens layer. The first microlens layer includes a first plurality of cells and the second microlens layer includes a second plurality of cells. Each cell of the first and second plurality of cells includes a transparent lenslet and a plurality of opaque walls configured to prevent light from bleeding into adjacent cells. The electronic display assembly further includes an image sensor layer adjacent to the first microlens layer, and a display layer adjacent to the second microlens array. The electronic display assembly further includes a first Fresnel prism adjacent to the first microlens layer, the first Fresnel prism configured to redirect the incoming light into the first plurality of cells. The electronic display assembly further includes a second Fresnel prism adjacent to the second microlens layer, the second Fresnel prism configured to redirect the emitted light from the second plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle Martin Ringgenberg, Jordan David Lamkin
  • Patent number: 10692020
    Abstract: System and method for scheduling a meeting room includes accepting information defining a meeting type, which is associated with at least one preset resources. The method further includes displaying at least one preset parameter based on the meeting type including email address of attendees, receiving preset information from the at least one displayed preset parameter, automatically identifying and reserving a first room that is associated with a maximum capacity number by communicating with a scheduling server the availability of the at least one preset resources based on the received preset information, notifying the organizer of the first room, detecting a number of attendees physically presence in the first room during an attendance time period by utilizing at least one sensor, and sending at least one command to control at least one of the associated preset resources in response to a start time and end time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen Marianko, Ara Seferian, Toine Leerentveld, Daniel Jackson, Adam Hanson
  • Patent number: 10690910
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic display assembly includes a circuit board, a microlens layer, a pixel array layer, and a logic unit layer. The microlens layer includes cells that are arranged in a grid pattern that includes a center cell and a plurality of surrounding cells around the center cell. The pixel array layer includes a plurality of display pixels. The logic unit layer includes logic configured to display, using some of the plurality of display pixels, a sub-image in each particular cell of the first plurality of cells and to access vision correction parameters of a user. The logic is further configured to perform linear transformations on a plurality of the sub-images of the surrounding cells according to the vision correction parameters of the user and to shift the plurality of sub-images of the surrounding cells according to the linear transformations, thereby providing digital vision correction for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Lamkin, Kyle Martin Ringgenberg, Jordan David Lamkin
  • Patent number: 10684707
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device to provide a technique that enables a user to easily specify an application as an operation target, the display control device including: an output control unit configured to control an output unit so as to display a display object associated with one application or each of multiple applications; an action detection unit configured to detect a finger pointing direction of a user; and an application selection unit configured to select an application as an operation target based on the display object associated with the one application or each of the multiple applications and the finger pointing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Hyodo, Kuniaki Torii, Ryo Fukazawa, Naoyuki Sato, Koichi Kawasaki, Akihiko Izumi
  • Patent number: 10679565
    Abstract: An array substrate, a display panel, a display device and a driving method. The array substrate includes: a plurality of first pixel units arranged in an array in a first region; a first gate driving circuit a second gate driving circuit; a plurality of first gate lines connected with the first gate driving circuit; and a plurality of second gate lines connected with the second gate driving circuit. A first portion of the plurality of first pixel units is connected with the plurality of first gate lines, and each first pixel unit in the first portion is connected with one of the plurality of first gate lines; and a second portion of the plurality of first pixel units is connected with the plurality of second gate lines, and each first pixel unit in the second portion is connected with one of the plurality of second gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiha Kim, Seung Woo Han, Guangliang Shang, Haoliang Zheng, Xing Yao, Mingfu Han, Zhichong Wang, Lijun Yuan, Yun Sik Im, Yinglong Huang, Xue Dong
  • Patent number: 10650067
    Abstract: A search system includes a query receiver, a live scrape system, and a content provider. The query receiver is configured to receive a first query related to a first application state of a first application. The first query is based on a user-requested search from a user device. The live scrape system is configured to operate a device including an operating system in which an instance of the first application executes. The live scrape system is configured to, responsive to the first query, and within the device, (i) navigate to the first application state in the instance of the first application and (ii) extract content from the instance of the first application. The content provider is configured to provide the extracted content to the user device for presentation to a user of the user device in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kalyan Desineni, Sudhir Mohan, Manikandan Sankaranarasimhan, Matan Levi
  • Patent number: 10638186
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and server apparatus are disclosed. In one example, the information processing apparatus is configured to display content on a first display and transmit an instruction to display the content, which is being displayed on the first display, on a second display of a first external device. This instruction causes a displaying of the content at a specified playback start point on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Sato, Junichi Nakamura, Naoki Yuasa, Shuichi Otsu, Hiroki Hashi, Mie Namai
  • Patent number: 10631608
    Abstract: A foldable display device includes a shell. The shell has an expanding state and a folding state. A first direction and a second direction are defined to be orthogonal. When the shell is at the expanding state, the shell has a first length L1 along the first direction and a second length L2 along the second direction. The ratio of the first length L1 to the second length L2 is between 1.3 and 2. When the shell is at the folding state, the shell has a third length L3 along the second direction and a fourth length L4 along the first direction. The ratio of the third length L3 to the fourth length L4 is also between 1.3 and 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Po-Yang Lin, Chia-Hsun Tu, Keh-Long Hwu
  • Patent number: 10628397
    Abstract: A user interface having components that each provide a view on underlying data, and controls for preparing the data. This allows the user to have a wide variety of views on the data set, and corresponding controls appropriate for that view. The level of control over data preparation is even further enhanced by a selection control and navigation control. The selection control allows a portion of the view to be selected, which would in turn affect the view(s) displayed in one or more other user interface components. The navigation control causes the user interface components to display views on the data set as that data set existed at various prior stages in data preparation. The selection control remains active even when viewing prior stages of the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chairy Cheung, Taurean Jones, Euan Peter Garden
  • Patent number: 10620742
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to switchable input modes for external display operation. An embodiment of an electronic device includes a touchscreen display; a processor; a connection for an external monitor; and a switch button. The electronic device includes a switchable input state including a first input mode for which the touchscreen display operates as a touchscreen input and a second input mode for which the touchscreen display operates as an input device for the operation of the external monitor, and the processor is to change operation of the electronic device to the first input mode or to the second input mode based upon a selection of input mode received from a user using the switch button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xu Han, Weiwei Zhu
  • Patent number: 10621749
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a terminal for performing a secretarial function for assisting a person's memory at home or in a company, and a system comprising the same. The terminal comprises: a camera module configured to capture an image of a predetermined space when a person's motion in the predetermined space is detected; and a memory for storing the image captured by the camera module, wherein when a user request is received, the position of an object corresponding to the user request is detected using the image stored in the memory, and guide information can be outputted in at least one manner of a visual manner, an auditory manner and a tactile manner so that the detected position is guided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taehoon Cho, Jie Seol
  • Patent number: 10613653
    Abstract: A dual-sided display device includes a first display panel having one side portion provided with a first solder pad; a second display panel arranged opposite to the first display panel and having one side portion provided with a second solder pad; and a flexible circuit board including an input end, a first output end, and a second output end. The first output end is electrically connected with the first solder pad. The second output end is electrically connected with the second solder pad. The input end receives an input signal. This structural arrangement helps lower down cost and make assembling and connection easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yuejun Tang
  • Patent number: 10616397
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for performing a function in the electronic device are provided. The method includes recognizing that the electronic device is at a first state, the first state including the electronic device being in an overturned state or a predetermined amount of the display being covered; detecting an event in the first state; and outputting, in the first state, a visual notification associated with the detected event through a portion of the display, the portion of the display wrapping around a side edge of the electronic device. A shape of the visual notification output through the portion of the display changes while the event is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun Jung Song, Wan Soo Lim, Seung Min Choi, Ji Hyun Choi, Kyoung Taek Kim, Jun Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10614777
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for synchronizing embedded display panels of mobile devices via programmable synchronization links are disclosed. An example mobile device includes a first embedded display panel, a second embedded display panel, a programmable synchronization link, a configuration manager, and a synchronization manager. The programmable synchronization link is operatively coupled to the first and second embedded display panels. The configuration manager is to configure the first embedded display panel as a slave panel, and to configure the second embedded display panel as a master panel. The synchronization manager is to synchronize the slave panel to the master panel via the programmable synchronization link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seh Kwa, Nausheen Ansari, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Zhiming Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10606082
    Abstract: A projection device for smart glasses. The projection device includes an image-generation unit for generating at least one first ray of light representing first image information, and a second ray of light representing second image information. The first ray of light and the second ray of light differ from each other with regard to a beam divergence. In addition, the first image information and the second image information differ from each other with regard to a perceivable image sharpness. Moreover, the projection device includes at least one deflection element, which is configured to display the first image information within a first field of view of an eye using the first ray of light, and to display the second image information within a second field of view of the eye disposed outside the first field of view, using the second ray of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Petersen
  • Patent number: 10609432
    Abstract: Server and method for synchronizing display of a digital content on a plurality of computing devices. The server transmits a synchronization request, including a digital content identifier for identifying the digital content, to the devices. The server determines a number of negative responses received from the devices in response to the synchronization request. Each negative response is indicative of one among the plurality of devices not being capable of displaying the digital content. The server transmits a new synchronization request to the computing devices if the number of received negative responses reaches a threshold. The server transmits a display command to the devices for displaying the digital content on their respective displays if the number of received negative responses does not reach the threshold. For example, the method applies to a digital signage server synchronizing display of a digital signage content on a plurality of digital signage players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Broadsign Serv LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Mongeau
  • Patent number: 10599921
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for a sign language recognition are disclosed. One example of a sign language recognition device includes a primary display facing a first direction and a secondary display facing a second direction. One or more cameras are positioned adjacent the secondary display and face the second direction, wherein an image captured by the one or more cameras is displayed on at least a portion of the primary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AVODAH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Menefee, Dallas Nash, Trevor Chandler
  • Patent number: 10599773
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for preparing a user for a presentation is provided. The present invention may include receiving user and event information; determining whether a user is making a presentation on one or more presentation topics at an event; determining whether a user wants to rehearse for the presentation at the event; receiving topic information relevant to the presentation topics; based on the user information and the event information, calculating a remaining time prior to the presentation; based on the remaining time and the topic information, creating a summary of the one or more presentation topics; and reading the summary to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadiya Kochura, Fang Lu, Jingwei Yang
  • Patent number: 10592526
    Abstract: A user interface that includes components that each provide a view on the underlying data set, and also provide controls for editing or preparing the data set. The user interface components include a detail user interface component that displays a detail view on the data set, and summary user interface component(s) that each display a corresponding summary view on the data set. A promotion control promotes a summary view on the data set to a detailed view on the data set, and corresponding changes the controls usable in the promoted detail view. This allows the user to have a wide variety of views on the data set, and corresponding controls appropriate for that view. Thus, the user can take the most efficient and intuitive approach to editing or preparing the data, thereby allowing data preparation to be more efficient, intuitive and likely correct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chairy Cheung, Taurean Jones, Euan Peter Garden
  • Patent number: 10592193
    Abstract: To provide a display device that is suitable for increasing in size. To provide a display device in which display unevenness is suppressed. In a display device, a plurality of display panels are arranged to partly overlap one another. In two of the overlapping display panels, a display panel positioned on the display surface side includes a region transmitting visible light that is adjacent to a display portion, and the region transmitting visible light overlaps with a pixel of a display panel positioned on the lower side. Furthermore, in at least a display portion of the display panel placed on the lower side, an aperture ratio of the pixel overlapping with the region transmitting visible light of the display panel on the upper side is higher than an aperture ratio of another pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisao Ikeda, Nozomu Sugisawa, Yuichi Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10593256
    Abstract: An LED display device includes a transmitter having a memory and a pixel mapping table, a plurality of first receivers coupled to the transmitter, a plurality of second receiver modules, and a plurality of LED driver groups. A unique address is assigned to a data packet with a use of the pixel mapping table. The data packet has a set of field information and the set of field information includes the unique address. Each of the second receiver modules is coupled to at least one of the first receivers and includes a plurality of second receivers. None of the plurality of second receivers comprises a pixel mapping memory. Each of the LED driver groups is coupled to one of the plurality of second receivers and includes a plurality of LED drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SCT LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Li, Juinn-Yan Chen, Shean-Yih Chiou, Shang-Kuan Tang
  • Patent number: 10593271
    Abstract: A micro light-emitting diode driving circuit including a micro light-emitting diode, a first driving transistor, and a second driving transistor is provided. The first driving transistor receives a first driving voltage from a first driving voltage source, and is electrically connected to the micro light-emitting diode and a low voltage source. The second driving transistor receives a second driving voltage from a second driving voltage source, and is electrically connected to the micro light-emitting diode and a low voltage source. One terminal of the first driving transistor and one terminal of the second driving transistor are electrically and separately connected to one end of the micro light-emitting diode, and a lateral length of the micro light-emitting diode is less than or equal to 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MIKRO MESA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 10587738
    Abstract: A display module includes a display panel. The display panel includes a display portion and a transparent portion. The display portion includes a number of pixels. The transparent portion is adjacent to the display portion and surrounded by the pixels. An electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoming Bao
  • Patent number: 10579177
    Abstract: Disclosed is an OLED touch panel and a method for manufacturing the same. The OLED touch panel includes an array substrate structure, a cathode layer with a plurality of cathode structures, an insulating layer and a metal layer with a plurality of metal structures, the cathode structures and the metal structures arranged such that the OLED touch panel exhibits a thinner profile than touch panels previously known in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weixin Ma
  • Patent number: 10572209
    Abstract: A multi-display system includes a plurality of display apparatuses which include a control section that controls operation of the display section and the communication section in response to an input to the operation input section. The control section sends picture position information including a first picture position corresponding to a currently displayed partial picture to at least the display apparatus displaying the partial picture corresponding to a second picture position via the communication section when the control section is instructed to change the picture position and is notified about the second picture position via the operation input section, and causes the display section to display the partial picture corresponding to the second picture position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunobu Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10575053
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a control server for media display on a video wall are provided. The system includes a media server, a plurality of transcode servers, a video wall, and a control server connected through a network. The media server provides a media file. The control server determines cutting parameters used to cut a medium recorded in the media file into video data suitable for display on each of a plurality of displays according to configuration information of the displays in the video wall to generate a plurality of transcode tasks including the cutting parameters, and sequentially assigns the transcode tasks to the transcode servers to perform transcoding. The media server collects transcode result files uploaded by each of the transcode servers and provides the same for a player of the corresponding display to read and display on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nan Qin, Peng Jin
  • Patent number: 10559240
    Abstract: A sign-monitoring system includes at least one electronic sign and a controller comprising a processor and memory. The electronic sign includes a pixel array, the pixel array including a plurality of pixels. The electronic sign further includes an embedded controller coupled to the at least one electronic sign. The embedded controller develops diagnostic information for the at least one electronic sign, the diagnostic information including information related to a number of malfunctioning pixels in the plurality of pixels. The controller is communicably coupled to the embedded controller and receives at least a portion of the diagnostic information from the embedded controller. In addition, the controller assesses the at least a portion of the diagnostic information to develop health information. The assessment involves evaluating the information related to the number of malfunctioning pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Ramin Safavi, Zhicun Gao, Xiaoping Zhou, Larry T. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10559263
    Abstract: An array substrate includes: gate lines; data lines crossing the gate lines; first additional signal lines crossing the gate lines and an array of pixels, pixels in each of rows of pixels are connected to a same one of the gate lines; and there are one data line and one first additional signal line between any two adjacent columns of pixels; the array comprises first rows of pixels and second rows of pixels, the first pixels in each of first rows of pixels are connected respectively to the data lines, and the second pixels in each of second rows of pixels are connected respectively to the first additional signal lines; the gate lines comprise first gate lines and second gate lines, the first rows of pixels are connected respectively to the first gate lines, and the second rows of pixels are connected respectively to the second gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongxue Sun, Qian Wang
  • Patent number: 10552007
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methodologies and devices for handling maximizing and minimizing of exposé views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Martin Gimpl
  • Patent number: 10554926
    Abstract: A method of presenting media content is disclosed. A plurality of assets is received at a mobile device comprising a display and an orientation sensor. The plurality of assets comprises a first video asset associated with a first aspect ratio, and a second video asset associated with a second aspect ratio, different from the first aspect ratio. A desired aspect ratio is determined based on an output of the orientation sensor. In accordance with a determination that the desired aspect ratio is closer to the first aspect ratio than to the second aspect ratio, the first video asset is selected. In accordance with a determination that the desired aspect ratio is closer to the second aspect ratio than to the first aspect ratio, the second video asset is selected. The selected video is presented at the desired aspect ratio via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Quibi Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Post, Jr., Blake Barnes, Joseph Burfitt, Eric Buehl, Clifton Smith
  • Patent number: 10545900
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems are provide for detecting a physical configuration of a device based on sensor data from one or more configuration sensors. The physical configuration includes a position of a first display region of the device with respect to a second display region of the device, where the position is physically adjustable. A configuration profile is selected from a plurality of configuration profiles based on the detected physical configuration of the device. Each configuration profile is a representation of at least one respective physical configuration of the device. An interaction mode corresponding to the selected configuration profile is activated, where the interaction mode includes a set of mode input/output (I/O) features available while the interaction mode is active. Device interfaces of the device are managed using at least some mode I/O features in the set of mode I/O features based on the activating of the interaction mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Mackay Burns, Riccardo Giraldi, Christian Klein, Roger Sebastian Kevin Sylvan, John Benjamin George Hesketh, Scott G Wade